Barclays American Airlines Business Card No Longer Accepting New Applications (Returning 2022)

Update 11/13/21: According to VFTW the card will be back in early 2022.

Around the time that American Airlines announced changes to elite status, including the introduction of Loyalty Points the Barclays American Airlines business card stopped accepting new applications. At the time I thought this would be temporary and new benefits would be added to the card to reflect the new Loyalty Points, but the card has not returned and customer service representatives are now stating the card has been discontinued. Because of this we have removed this card form our best credit card bonuses.

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RXSAMG (@guest_1306507)
December 30, 2021 01:29

was expecting annual fee so I called & prepared to see if any retention offers BUT when I asked the rep, he said there is no annual fee on this card?!?!? Even the website literature says there is an annual fee. Not sure if they are simply not charging it due to recent travel issues related to covid or have changed the structure, but either way it’s back sock drawered until I have a use for it.

Payton (@guest_1344113)
March 7, 2022 09:27

Same here. I was also told that if I cancel the card then I will lose my earned AA miles in 12 months if they are not used.. any DPs?

Slaven (@guest_1282944)
November 13, 2021 20:03

Let’s hope that when it returns in 2022, it is considered a “new” card so previous holders can get card again

P (@guest_1282870)
November 13, 2021 17:36

Is this another step on the way downhill for AA?

Ben (@guest_1282022)
November 11, 2021 23:15

They realized they weren’t approving anyone anyway.

Avi (@guest_1282084)
November 12, 2021 05:51

They approved me for this card about a month ago after a recon call.

Rob (@guest_1283757)
November 15, 2021 16:19

Is Barclays stingy with Business cards? Or is it along the lines of Amex/Citi where you can get away with little to no ‘proof’ like a Sole Proprietorship?

Avi (@guest_1283770)
November 15, 2021 16:42

I have a legit sole proprietorship with an EIN and I don’t recall having to show any proof with Barclays. I think US Bank was the only one where I had to send something in.

Sexy_kitten7 (@guest_1281924)
November 11, 2021 20:07

What does this mean for MSing your way to status? Have to spend before card discontinued??? LOL Some of us can’t get Citicards :O

Avi (@guest_1281928)
November 11, 2021 20:11

It’s not open to new applicants, but it’ll probably remain for existing cardholders for a long time.

marauder (@guest_1281758)
November 11, 2021 13:39

I always take the word of tier 1 and tier 2 CSRs with a hefty grain of salt. Either way it looks like Barclays is definitely nerfing their bonus offerings and upping issuing criteria.

seesaw (@guest_1281754)
November 11, 2021 13:32

wrong thread

Holly (@guest_1281723)
November 11, 2021 12:24

Dang, glad I recently got it

DP (@guest_1281694)
November 11, 2021 11:25

Good thing I grabbed it when I did despite not being the highest SUB at the time

Shark (@guest_1281692)
November 11, 2021 11:20