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Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard

The Barclay’s Aviator cards are fan favorites for one reason: the signup bonuses.  They require little to no minimum spend depending on the offer, though they do require you pay the annual fee to collect – it’s not waived the first year.

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I picked up a Business Aviator card last year for a 60,000 mile bonus and was pretty happy. The standard offer has long been 50,000 miles.

Current Bonus Offer

They’ve actually upped it further with an offer of 65,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles after $1,000 in spend and another 10,000 miles when an employee card makes a purchase. That’s a total of $75,000 miles for ~$1,000 in minimum spend.

And as a Barclay card, your Chase 5/24 status and Citi 1/24 status won’t apply, though Barclays has their own less well published rules. It’s advised not to grab more than one every 6 months and they may deny you if you’ve had 6 or more personal applications in the last 24 months (HT to Middle Age Miles for this velocity info).

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Keep the Card?

Well, the only reason I’ve fund to keep an Aviator card was the 10% rebate on redeemed miles, which is no longer a feature. So unless you are dying to accumulate AAdvantage miles, probably not. Hold it for the complete first year, though, or you could get banned from Barclays going forward.

Does Having a Citi AAdvantage Card Matter?

Nope. not at all.

What are the Best Ways to Spend AAdvantage Miles?

I’m glad you asked- because I’ve written about my top 5 ways to spend AAdvantage miles before…

Limited Time Offer

I don’t expect this to last too terribly long. But I also have no end date to offer you.

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HT: Doctor of Credit

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