New 60K Bonus On AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard

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Last November we saw the introduction of the new AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard from Barclays. This is the business version of the AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard.

At the time the card had a welcome bonus of 40,000 AAdvantage miles after making the first purchase and paying the $95 annual fee. Then in May they introduced a bonus of 50,000 AAdvantage miles with the same spend requirement.

It now gets even better!

New 60K bonus on AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard

The AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard now has a welcome bonus of 60,000 AAdvantage miles after making a single purchase and paying the $95 annual fee. This is a phenomenal bonus. I imagine this is limited time, though no end date has been published yet.

This card also has some great perks that could make it worth holding onto, including:

  • A $99 companion certificate on your account anniversary, when you spend $30,000 or more on eligible purchases during the year
  • 2x miles on eligible American Airlines purchases, as well as office supply, telecom, and car rental purchases
  • Annual 5% AAdvantage mileage bonus, earned on your account anniversary date every year and based on the total number of miles earned
  • First checked bag free for you and up to four companions when traveling on domestic itineraries operated by American
  • Preferred boarding for you and up to four companions when traveling on American
  • 3,000 elite qualifying dollars when you spend $25,000 on purchases each calendar year
  • 25% savings on inflight purchases of food & beverages
  • No foreign transaction fees

One advantage of applying for business cards is that the applications generally shouldn’t count as new cards for the purposes of the 5/24 rule. So you can potentially apply for this card and not have it show as a new card on your personal credit report.

Citi AAdvantage Cards are offering great bonuses as well

It’s not just this Barclays business card that has a great welcome bonus, as the co-branded Citi AAdvantage cards have generous bonuses as well:

Bottom line

We’ve now gone from a welcome bonus of 40,000 miles, to 50,000 miles, to 60,000 miles. This is now an exceptional welcome bonus, especially since you receive the bonus after your first purchase and paying the annual fee.

For example, you could apply for the AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard and CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® and receive 130K bonus miles upon completing minimum spend.

Do you plan on picking up the AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard with the 60K bonus?

(Tip of the hat to Doctor Of Credit)

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Comments

  1. Lucky,

    I applied and was approved for the JetBlue Business Card about 2 months ago. How long should I wait before I apply for the AAdvantage Aviator Business?

  2. I received 60k pts on the personal Aviator red card this year, I’m assuming this would not disqualify me from the business 60k offer?

  3. I got this Aviator business card for the 50K bonus a few months ago. Would I have any chance to contact Barclay to get the extra 10K?

  4. From looking at Barclays site, it looks like they are also offering the 60,000 on the Aviator Red Personal Card 🙂

  5. @Bill I just called and they added the extra 10k points with no hassle. Took about 3 minutes over the phone.

  6. I had the Aviator Red Personal Card, but cancelled it a few months ago. After calling Barclays and being transferred 6(!) times and spending an hour on the phone, the last guy said i wasn’t eligible for the bonus on the Business Card, but even he seemed unsure.

    Opinions?

  7. @Nick I called and the woman said it would be submitted in the next 7-10 days. So crossing fingers. Thanks!

  8. I applied for this same business card two months ago. It showed up on my personal credit report as an inquiry.

  9. Important reminder – Barclaycard has a history of reporting business credit cards to the credit bureaus on personal credit reports. They are (one of) the only one that does. So, sadly, yes, it is likely to count toward 5/24.

  10. Is Barclays on AMEX level when it come to approving business cards? I only applied AA red aviator personal card like 2 or 3 years ago, and Jetblue on Sept 2017.

  11. @DC-PHLyer – there have actually not been confirmed datapoints of it reporting to the personal report. Those posters were confused and said that the hard inquiry showed up on their personal credit report. It definitely did not show up under accounts on my personal report.

  12. On the flight from OGG to LAX, the flight attendants were hawking the exact same terms on what I thought was for the personal card. I was trying not to listen, so maybe it was the business card but I doubt it.

    Of course, “this 60k bonus is good for two round trip tickets cross country”. Right……

  13. I was approved for the Aviator red last night. They had to move some of the credit line from my personal Aviator fyi. They also inquired about why I rarely use my other Barclay branded cards. So have some answers ready.

  14. I was approved about 4-5 days ago for the business card. I called last night to see if they could bump up my award to the 60K and the nice lady said she would submit it for review and it might take 7-10 days. The card hasn’t come in the mail yet (and I haven’t made a purchase), so I won’t know if I get the bigger bonus until the points hit my account. My wife got this card last month and the points hit her account before her first invoice arrived at the house (maybe a week and a half after her first purchase). FYI

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