(EXPIRED) Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Business Credit Card Is Back With Up To 70,000 Bonus Miles On Offer

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The AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard disappeared a few weeks or months ago from the Barclays website. It returned yesterday with a welcome offer that’s not an all-time high, but is still a fairly strong offer.

Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard

The Offer & Key Card Details

Card Offer and Details
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$95 Annual Fee
Recent better offer: Expired 2/6/23: 80K miles + a $95 statement credit after $2K spend in first 90 days.
Earning rate: ✦ 2X AA, office supply, telecommunications services, and at car rental agencies ✦ 1X everywhere else
Base: 1X (1.3%)
Travel: 2X (2.6%)
Phone: 2X (2.6%)
Office: 2X (2.6%)
Card Type: Mastercard
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

If you didn’t take AAdvantage of the Conservation International offer towards the end of last year and could do with boosting your American Airlines mileage balance, the return of this Business credit card could be a good way to do that.

The welcome offer has two elements to it. The bulk of the miles – 60,000 of them – are earned by spending $1,000 in the first 90 days of being a cardholder – a fairly easy spending requirement as things go. The other 10,000 bonus miles are earned by adding an employee card and having a purchase made on that card.

The card comes with a number of perks including a Companion Certificate where a guest can fly with you for $99 + taxes and fees, although you have to put $30,000 of spend on the card within your cardholder year in order to earn that certificate.

Remember that only base spending on an American Airlines credit card earns Loyalty Points in their new elite status program. That means that if you were to spend exactly $1,000 in order to earn the 60,000 bonus miles, you’d only earn 1,000 Loyalty Points, not 61,000 of them.

If you’re not concerned about your 5/24 status, applying for the personal Aviator Red card could be a better option. That card also offers 60,000 bonus miles as its welcome offer (albeit without the opportunity to earn the other 10,000 bonus miles for adding an employee card), but the personal card has its annual fee waived for the first year and you only need to make one purchase on the card in order to earn the bonus miles.

h/t Doctor of Credit

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