Posted by William Charles on April 30, 2019
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Published on April 30th, 2019 | by William Charles

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Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard Bonus Increased To 60,000 Miles [Last Day]

Update 4/30/19: Today is the last day for this deal according to Traveling For Miles.

Update 1/28/19: Deal is available again.

The Offer

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  • Sign up for the AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard and receive a signup bonus of 60,000 AAdvantage miles after you make your first purchase in the first 90 days and pay the $95 annual fee (60,000 points will post on the next statement after you pay the annual fee).

Card Details

  • No foreign transaction fee
  • Annual fee of $95 is not waived the first year
  • First checked bag free, for the primary cardmember and up to 4 companions on eligible bags when traveling on domestic itineraries operated by American Airlines
  • Group 1 boarding, for the primary cardmember on domestic itineraries operated by American Airlines
  • 10% of your redeemed miles back, up to 10,000 per calendar year
  • 25% inflight savings on food, beverages, and headsets on American Airlines-operated flights1
  • Earn 2x miles on all eligible American Airlines purchases
  • Earn 1x points on all other purchases

Our Verdict

Barclaycard just recently increased the sign up bonus from 40,000 miles to 50,000 miles. In the past it has been possible to get an additional 500 miles by using a flight attendants link & code, I suspect that will be updated to 60,000 + 500 miles but that hasn’t happened yet. This is probably the best offer on a card with no minimum spend (or that might go to the Avianca card with a 60,000 point bonus).

American Airline miles have been hard to use due to lack of saver award space but from what I’ve seen this has been improved somewhat, because of that and the fact that this is now 60,000 miles we’ll be adding it to our best credit card bonus list. Read through these things you should know about Barclaycard credit cards before asking any basic questions in the comments. For example it’s usually not possible to get matched to a higher sign up bonus, but you might have more success asking for a manager as front line representatives cannot complete these requests.



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Tom
Tom

I need a DP for someone that got recently denied for an Arrival+ but then later got the Aviator.
Word is that Arrival is tougher to get. I got denied last week for Arrival at 15/24 for too many recent accounts.
Thanks.

Chris
Chris

Same here although I’m LOL/24. Also looking for a DP on approval for this card.

Naga
Naga

Yes … I was denied for Arrival+ and no luck with Recon …. Applied Aviator on same day and auto approved …

Shane

Declined for arrival last month. Just approved for Aviator.

mishyq
mishyq

yes, the ‘flagship’ barclay card, Arrival+, is harder to get. co-branded cards are much easier to get approval

but “too many new accounts in past 6 / 12 months” is a death sentence with Barclay

Josh
Josh

I got the Arrival+ on May 1st and then applied for the Aviator in mid july…was denied and had no luck with recon at first but called recon one last time 29 days after I applied and was approved. So I just got the card in the mail a few days ago…too bad about the 60 increase as it sounds like they won’t match.

Terri Clark
Terri Clark

Good to know the Aviator is easier to get. I got Arrival plus in June after calling recon, at about 15/24. I wonder how long this 60K offer will last.

Saturn
Saturn

You should definitely try to match. First of all, you have nothing to lose. Second, received wisdom is that calling before the first month is up tends to be successful.

Dan
Dan

Denied A+, got Aviator and JetBlue on the same day.

Trevor
Trevor

Having just about completed the MSR on the 75k Citi AAdvantage offer, this is excellent timing. With a combined 139k miles, that 10% back on redeemed miles is already worth the annual fee: hopefully around 10k this year (leaving me 49k miles) and another almost 5k in 2018, before the second annual fee hits. Nearly 75k miles with no MSR and a $95 fee, beautiful!

Fiby

VERY important restriction to this bonus:

“This one-time AAdvantage® bonus mileage offer is valid for first-time cardmembers with new accounts only. Existing cardmembers, existing accounts, and previous cardmember with accounts closed in the past 24 months may not be eligible for this offer. “

mcafeeee
mcafeeee

Is that standard Barclay language or different for this offer?

Nick
Nick

Most Barclays have this language but it typically isn’t enforced. Personally, I’ve gotten multiple Arrival+ bonuses even with that language in the T&C. Dont see why it wouldn’t apply to this card as well

Ryan
Ryan

Per the T&C, this card comes with Group 5 boarding, not Group 1 as mentioned above.

“Eligible cardmembers will board after Priority boarding is complete, but before the rest of economy boarding. The boarding benefit will display on your American Airlines boarding pass as Group 5. Up to four (4) companions traveling with and listed in the same reservation as the primary cardmember are eligible to board at the same time as the primary cardmember.”

B.N
B.N

Group 5 is the new Group 1, with the new AA boarding procedures.

Nick
Nick

Prob just a slip since AA recently updated all their boarding group nomenclature.

Group 1 (old naming system) = Group 5 (new naming system)

ZipZapKaZoom
ZipZapKaZoom
Tech_Mo
Tech_Mo

They will match anyone who opened an account after July 29th – sent in a message requesting a match and did not receive it because I opened in early July. Here are the terms they shared with me:

“We wish to kindly explain that the 60,000 welcome bonus miles will be applied to new accounts opened during the promotional period which began August 28, 2017. For new accounts that were opened 30 days or less before the promotional period we are able to backdate the promotion; however, this can only be done for accounts that were opened July 29, 2017 or after. “

David
David

I hope that’s true! Sorry it didn’t work out for you. I opened last week.

Bill
Bill

Awesome i opened this card in the first week of August. Once again reading this blog pays off!

Chris
Chris

I was approved August 21st with the 50k miles offer. Called yesterday to match but was denied by customer service representative (not even sure they have the power to do this). Sent secure message. They replied: “We apologize for any inconvenience experienced, that is certainly not our intent. At this time, we have created a case to have the miles you will earn increased to 60,000 instead of the original 50,000 miles.”

David
David

Anyone knows when this offer expires?

Ryan
Ryan

Per T&C, “This is a limited-time offer and will no longer be available after November 30, 2017.”

Bob
Bob
syam
syam

It is asking for 6 digit promotion code. Please provide it.

ZipZapKaZoom
ZipZapKaZoom
Sheri
Sheri

it also asks for a date of travel. can i put one from last year?

Margaret
Margaret

Use code 139705, that is my employee number. Many thanks.

Bea
Bea

Hi, I used your number and was just approved.

Dan
Dan

I recently got the 50k. Does Barclay typically match offers?

JL
JL

last sentence of the post.

Matt
Matt

I just recently received the bonus on the Arrival+ and was planning to use the points on an international flight. Are these AAdvantage miles the same as the ones received through Barclays Arrival+?

Jeff L
Jeff L

Yes! They are the same currency.

Elias
Elias

No they are not. Arrival miles are basically 1cent of travel credit. While american airlines miles are worth between 0.5 cent to 5cents. Depends on where you redeem them.

BlueEyes_Austin
BlueEyes_Austin

Hm. I’ve got an interesting twist on this. Was planning to hit after finishing my Chase run with an old US Air converted Aviator, which there are plenty of DP on. But last week I got an e-mail that they were converting that converted card to a Red Aviator.

DCjoe
DCjoe

Personally not too worried about the 24 month language on this car just yet- there aren’t any DPs of people not getting bonuses.

What I am interested in is if anyone who got an Aviator card after they started being reissued in Dec. 2016 has been able to get a 2nd card. If so, did you have to close your first one? What about if you have a Silver, can you get a Red and keep the Silver open?

Eric
Eric

I gocan my first one right around December of 2016 (not sure exactly when). Applied for another today (first is still open) and was auto approved.

Lantean
Lantean

I assume I can’t apply for one if I already have one, correct?

fauxblogger
fauxblogger

I held a legacy US Air Card converted to Aviator during the cutover a couple years back and a non-Plus Arrival. Aviator app went to pending, Arrival Plus app declined (separate simultaneous browsers).. Called recon- had to justify source of income, length of employment and why needed 2nd Aviator and move credit from other Aviator- approved. CSR pulled TU 2nd time for Arrival Plus, which came back declined due to too many new accounts last 24 months. I asked what the magic N/24 approval number is but she did not know. Am about 8/24. Unclear why Aviator not subject to N/24 rule in my case.

Chicagoan33
Chicagoan33

Hi what reason did you give as to why you needed a 2nd Aviator? I just reduced my CL on my converted US Airways so hopefully it’ll be auto approved but I’ll wait until Nov. as too many recent inquires. Thanks!

JJ
JJ

Can I ask what you mean by justify income and employment? Did you have to submit or mail extra forms/statements/pay stubs?

Hannah
Hannah

Can anyone find a working link for Citi Business AA 60,000 miles credit card? I would like to apply for both at the same time. I found a link for 50,000 miles after $3000 spend.

Avi
Avi

Use the 50k link, then call them up to match you to the 75k offer.

VL
VL

Looks like it may have expired again… Just FYI: from my experience.
2 calls – no luck, 1 SM – 15K extra points… you may call, but do not discount SM as well.

Bala
Bala

I opened my Aviator red on 4th June and request to match 60k denied through secure message.

Josh
Josh

Do you success?
I also applied June and asked to match yesterday through SM, but was told they only match application within 30 days.

Treesha
Treesha

Opened mine July 12, and also was denied a match to the 60K offer.

bob
bob

I applied last week for the 50,000 point card and sent a secure message through the website 2 days ago. Here is the response:

Upon reviewing your account, we show that you will receive the 50,000 welcome miles once you use the card for the first time and a payment in the amount of $95.00 has been made after the annual fee had posted to your account. We are pleased to inform you that we have created a case to have the additional 10,000 miles added to your welcome bonus. We ask that you please allow up to 60 business days for the case to be resolved. Upon resolution of the case, the miles will be applied to your account within two billing cycles.

Once the qualifications have been met, the original 50,000 welcome miles will be deposited into your AAdvantage Miles account within 4 to 6 weeks.

Matt
Matt

Anyone signed up and received a referral bonus offer?

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