The Barclay Arrival Plus Mastercard with an $89 annual fee is back up for signup via public channels. Conversely, the no-fee Arrival version is gone even from affiliate channels and downgrading options.
The Arrival+ was gone from standard signup channels since May, although it’s always been available via affiliate channels (creditcards.com and similar affiliates).
It’s now available through a public link as well, as well as direct phone signup.
Direct Link for online applications
I called up Barclay’s application center (800-307-0341), and the rep there confirmed that it wasn’t available for phone signup for some time, but it came back a few days ago.
The No-Fee Arrival was in the same boat as the Arrival+ for the past few months, and was only available for signup via affiliate channels. Within the past few days, it’s been removed from all signup channels completely.
Moreover, my friend Leanna from Milesforfamily tells me that reader Lisa tried product changing her Arrival+ to the no-fee version, and was told the option isn’t available currently. Instead, they recommended she change the card to the Barclay Rewards card.
We don’t know that the no-fee Arrival is being discontinued completely (rep I spoke to at Barclay’s application line didn’t seem to think so). I do think it’s possible they’ll discontinue the card completely given the release of the Cash Forward card in December.
Update: In the comments of this post, many confirm that the no-fee Arrival is still available for downgrade. They might not give that option to everyone, but the card is certainly still around somewhat.
Thanks again to Leanna from Milesforfamily for some of this info