AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard 80k + $95 Welcome Offer

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Throughout August and September, the AAdvantage Aviator Business MasterCard has had a solid welcome offer of 70,000 miles after $2,000 in spend. That offer has now been bumped up to 80,000 AAdvantage miles after the same $2K in spend and also throws in a $95 statement credit in the process.

This makes the Aviator Business card one of the top ten best business card offers on our Best Offers page.

AAdvantage Aviator Business MasterCard 80,000 miles welcome offer

The Offer & Key Card Details

Card Offer and Details
AAdvantage® AviatorTM Business MasterCard®
80K Miles + $95
80K miles and a $95 statement credit after $2K spend in 90 days

$95 Annual Fee


Card Type: Mastercard

Base
Travel
Phone
Office

Earning rate: ⚬ 2X AA, office supply, telecommunications services, and at car rental agencies ⚬ 1X everywhere else

Big spend bonus: $99 companion certificate with $30K account year spend

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ First checked bag free ⚬ Preferred boarding ⚬ 5% bonus on miles earned the previous year after AF is paid ⚬ 25% statement credit on in-flight purchases

Quick Thoughts

This new offer matches the best that we’ve ever seen on the Aviator Business, most recently in July of this year. Not only does it award 10,000 more bonus miles than the previous offer, but it also comes with a $95 statement credit which effectively waives the annual fee for the first year.

$2,000 is a fairly low minimum spend requirement compared to other welcome offers of this caliber. Our current reasonable redemption values have AAdvantage Miles at 1.3cpp, giving this offer a total value of ~$1100…a great return on only $2K in spend with no 5/24 impact (since it’s a business card it won’t add to your 5/24 count with Chase).

My wife and I are both at 4/24, so it’s VERY tempting for each of us to pick up one of these to earn some easy AAdvantage miles while we’re waiting to apply for more Amex cards.

For those playing the AA Loyalty Games for elite status, it’s worth noting that the bonus miles you earn here will not earn a corresponding number of Loyalty Points. However, your base spend on the card does earn you 1 Loyalty Point per dollar and so cards like these can still help you towards AAdvantage status.

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Jan W

P2 is a 3% owner of my LLC. If I apply under my name, can P2 apply under his name (same LLC with same EIN) a week later? Not sure how this works…

Jeff

If you get this card under LLC #1, can you also get this card under LLC #2, within a few months of each other? (Both LLCs have a unique EIN)

Harry

It’s your SSN that counts. I would think no as the 24 month rule after closing your old card, not when you took the first card out.

vto

Is this able to be churned? If I open, then wait a year, close, do i need to wait 24 months to reopen and get another SUB?

L.K.

Read the comments below

slaven

PSA: imo, dont bother applying if received a SUB from this card in past 24 months.

from t&c it states that “Existing accounts and previous cardmembers with accounts closed in the past 24 months may not be eligible for this offer.”

Gene

I can confirm that. Applied a week ago and was denied for precisely that reason (my previous card was closed just over a year ago.)

Benn

When was it opened? Isn’t it 24 months from receiving the bonus?

slaven

no, it’s 24 months from closing account.
afaik there is no way around this even with recon, but would love additional DP to the contrary.

Benn

PSA: you may have to manually call in to get the $95 SC. I still haven’t gotten mine from July

Jason

How far between applications with Barclay Business cards? I got this card in September of last year. 12 months okay?

Gene

No, you will be denied, even with recon. Must wait 24 months since *closing* (not opening).

rj123456

Will Barclays let you have more than one of this card? Alternatively how soon after closing one can one apply for the same card?

Gene

Must wait 24 months since the card was closed (as per their recon rep).

SamBam

Bc AA is not a transfer partner AND bc I had a small amount of AA award miles this summer that saved a summer holiday, I’m doing this for sure.

patrick

Kind of a old / new offer… I got approved for this same thing in June. Nice to see it back.

Zach

Terrific. I am signing up for this now!

Alex

Applied and, while under review, got notification right away from credit bureau (TU) about a credit inquiry. So the inquiry definitely goes on personal report, but not 100% sure if the same goes for “New card” on personal credit report. Will wait and see.

Ryan

Is it confirmed that Barclays reports all biz cards to count towards 5/24?

patrick

From what I have read in various sources, most BIZ cards do not count towards 5/24. Even Barclay.

Barry

As a data point, my Wyndham business card doesn’t appear on my personal credit report. My best guess is that this card won’t count towards 5/24.

Last edited 3 months ago by Barry
Rusty

Can confirm Barclays business cards do not count for 5/24.

TravelPhD

On the 2X categories, do you get 1 or two loyalty points? Tempting offer!

Pat

You earn double the AA miles, but it is still a single loyalty point