Posted by William Charles on March 3, 2019
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Published on March 3rd, 2019 | by William Charles

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Barclays Business Aviator Bonus Now 60,000 Miles

The Offer

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  • Barclays is offering a bonus of 60,000 miles after you make $1,000 in purchases within the first 90 days.

Card Details

  • Limited time offer (no precise expiration given)
  • $95 annual fee is not waived
  • Earn an American Airlines companion certificate. When you spend $30,000 or more in a card member year, you earn an American Airlines companion certificate. You pay $99 + taxes/fees and get a companion ticket to accompany you on any round trip economy fare.
  • 5% annual mile bonus. You’ll receive an additional 5% bonus on all miles earned in the previous card member year (e.g earn 100,000 miles receive a 5,000 mile bonus) – you must pay the annual fee before you receive this bonus.
  • Free checked bag
  • Board with Group 5 on American
  • 25% statement credit for all in flight purchases
  • Reduce mileage rewards
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 2x American Airline miles on American Airline purchases
    • 2x American Airline miles on office supply merchants, telecommunications merchants, and car rental merchants
    • 1x American Airline miles on all other purchases
  • Read our full review here

Our Verdict

This is the equal highest bonus we’ve seen on this card, although last time there was no minimum spend requirement (you just had to make one purchase).  Barclays business cards do not report to the personal credit bureaus which helps avoid any 5/24 issues from getting this card. We’ll add this to the best credit card bonuses. As always if you have questions about Barclays credit cards, I’d recommend reading this post first.

Hat tip to atonkscat



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Frank

You know boarding groups have gotten ridiculous when “Group 5” is a “perk”

Points
Points

LMAO. I thought the same thing

DCJoe
DCJoe

At least its better than the previous system where you were “Group 1” but were 5th in order.

DCJoe
DCJoe

Although there are still 2 groups before Group 1- people with disabilities/young children, and ConciergeKey members.

I really think Southwest has the best system. Never any crowding around the gate and its done exactly the same every time.

Billy Bob
Billy Bob

When 5 finally comes around, you know any idiot can just get on the plane.

MM
MM

Early boarding is such a curiosity it to me. I’m generally trying to wait as long as possible before getting on a plane. Gonna be stuck in that metal tube a while, no need to prolong the experience. If overhead bin space runs out, so be it.

james
james

hard to get approved for barclays if you have a lot of inquires

Bill
Bill

What does barclays consider a lot of inquiries and which credit report are they looking at?

Abey

Trans Union

Maria
Maria

@James
That’s true, but who has a lot of inquiries on TransUnion? The major card issuers normally don’t use TU.

Emmanuel Ruiz
Emmanuel Ruiz

Hey Maria…FYI, TU is ran on most Business Cards apps…in case you are not aware of it.

Maria
Maria

@Emmanuel
Biz apps for Chase, Citi, BoA, and AmEx? I don’t think so. They all pull from the same credit bureau for business and personal apps. Business apps use the same credit info as personal apps. And that usually comes from Experian or Equifax.

Andrew
Andrew

Alliant, Chase, BMO, Synchrony, Capital One, US Bank, Wells Fargo, Barclays, to name just a few on my own report. Business or personal. Depends on the state sometimes. Most may pull Experian but there’s always quite a few on my TransUnion as well.

Mike
Mike

For at least some issuers, including Chase, Citi and Barclay, which bureau(s) get pulled depends on your state.

Dylan
Dylan

How hard are barclays biz cards to get? Looking to stay under 5/24 until october and biz cards are a way to do that (yes i have a legit business).

John
John

They’re pretty sensitive to the amount of credit card accounts you open. I was rejected for opening 6 cards+1 AU card in the past year. I tried calling reconsideration and was told that I opened too many new accounts in the past year.

Brian C
Brian C

William Charles don’t forget, this card also earns 3,000 AA EQDs after $25,000 annual spend

Mat
Mat

How frequently is this churnable? I closed one in October 2018.

Robert
Robert

6 months between closing and reapplying is standard with Barclays, however, recent DPs have stated 24 months. In my personal experience, they will not perform a hard pull if the reason they are denying you is because you had the same card in the too recent past.

Robert
Robert

Does a 6/24 rule apply to this card? Any DPs that it doesn’t?

Robert
Robert

Edit: In looking at DPs from the previous best offer DoC post for this card, datapoints suggest that pre-Sept 2018 people are getting approved for the card even if over 6/24, but those applying Sept 2018 and later are getting denied (reason given: the number of bankcards in the past 24 months). Seems there may have been a (6/24?) rule added to this Aviator Biz card in September 2018.

I would love to see counterpoints to prove this hypothesis false 🙂

Aaron
Aaron

DP: 6/24 definitely applies. 8/24 and denied, 3/3/19

Parts Unknown
Parts Unknown

Thanks, saved me the bother.

ccuser011
ccuser011

Is this churnable?

r/churning user suggested that it requires 24 month cooling period. Can anyone confirm or contradict with churning data point.

Josh
Josh

Closed my wife’s Aviator Biz on 8/22/18. She’s 2/24 (on personal cards). Just applied and got “Thanks for your interest. Your application is being reviewed. We’re processing your application and need additional information from you. In order to make this process as seamless as possible, we’ll try to contact you at any of the phone numbers you provided in your application.

If we’re unable to talk to you directly, we’ll send a letter requesting additional information.

Thank you very much for your attention. We look forward to speaking with you.”

I think when I tried to apply for it back in September of 2018 it was instant denial, so we’ll see how this plays out.

John
John

Josh
How did it play out?

Josh
Josh

John Received a letter this week and the only reason for denial was “Sufficient credit available with Barclays” something or another. Same verbiage as when I applied after closing the card within 30 days.

So, sure seems like 6 months after closing this card is NOT long enough to reapply.

chris a
chris a

Looks like Barclays has some sort of a rule now which checks for 2 years if you had a product before.

ADistinguishedFella
ADistinguishedFella

I got an Aviator Biz card about one month ago. Will they match the new offer if I call in and ask?

Gibunono
Gibunono

Any flight attendant offer recently? I think there is an extra bonus of 500 miles. (personal card)

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