75K Bonus On AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard

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In late 2017 we saw the introduction of the AAdvantage Aviator Mastercard from Barclays. This is the business version of the AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard.

Historically the card’s welcome bonus fluctuated between 40,000 and 60,000 miles after making a single purchase. Well, now Barclays has introduced the best ever bonus on the card, though it comes with a (very reasonable) spending requirement.

New 75K bonus on AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard

The AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard now has a welcome bonus of up to 75,000 AAdvantage miles, structured as follows:

  • 65,000 bonus miles after spending $1,000 within 90 days
  • 10,000 bonus miles after a purchase is made on an employee card (you have to add an employee card within 30 days of account opening, and make the purchase within 90 days of account opening

The card also has a $95 annual fee that isn’t waived the first year. 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.

American has co-brand credit cards issued by both Barclays and Citi, so keep in mind there are several other good bonuses as well.

Current American AAdvantage Offers

Bottom line

It’s great to see the best-ever welcome bonus on Barclays’ co-branded AAdvantage business card. 75,000 miles is an excellent bonus, especially given the reasonable minimum spend requirement.

Do you plan on picking up the AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard with the bonus of up to 75K?

(Tip of the hat to Doctor Of Credit)

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  1. I got declined for Barclays Aviator Red. I tried right before the April 30 deadline for 60K miles. Called the reconsideration line some very friendly guy on the phone told me I was declined for too many missing credit card payments.
    3 days later all my credit scores jumped to like the 700s. Ughhh.
    I did switch to Sprint for the 20K aadvantage Miles and it was good I did. Sprint is better that Verizon. Only thing I can’t use data while on the phone.

  2. I recently applied for the Aviator Red card, how long should I wait to apply for this card?

  3. A savvy travel bloggers and affiliate marketer would take advantage of those 75,000 points and use them to their content marketing advantage. How so? using up those travel points for a free hotel night and airfare to any city of their choice and talkin about it on there travel blog and making all their money back plus more. Savvy side hustle millionaire minded marketers see hidden opportunity when others don’t. 🙂

  4. It says the sign-up bonus is for new cardmembers only. If I previously had the Barclays Aviator Red (I closed that account last year), would that disqualify me from this bonus?

  5. I got this card for the EQDs. Other than that (valuable) benefit, this card has lousy customer service to correct recurring issues. Twice my card has been denied for suspicious activity (such as using Lyft 3x in one day). The same customer service problems never happened with my Barclays red or silver cards, nor with any other credit card I have had in many years.

  6. I have this card already. If I apply under a different business am I eligible for the welcome bonus

  7. In addition to the poor customer service, the Barclays Business card website is truly terrible.

  8. Looking at this card. Do employees with a card tied to my account receive early boarding and first checked bag free benefits when flying alone? Thanks!

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