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.

Well, Barclays has just brought back their best ever welcome bonus on this card.

Historically the card’s welcome bonus fluctuated between 40,000 and 60,000 miles after making a single purchase, and then this spring the bonus was for up to 75,000 miles. That offer has now returned.

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 a limited-time offer, though an end date has yet to be published.

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. See this post for the best credit cards for earning American miles.

Current American AAdvantage Offers

Bottom Line

It’s great to see the return of 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. Does this card have a silver version too, like the personal version, that you can upgrade to after a certain amount of time?

  2. If American Airlines would just make business awards available to Europe and Asia their cards might be worth keeping. But they are very tight fisted so their program has very little value to me. I’ll take the miles and dump the card, maybe I’ll find a few domestic tickets with bad connections to ruin my flying plans. As a platinum for life I almost always fly Other airlines.

  3. Is the approval for a business barclays card as easy as Amex business? How does it compare to Citi business cards / Chase Ink business?

  4. Applied for the card,didn’t recieve instant approval thought..got an email that my application is been reviewed…I have excellent credit history and am usually approved instantly

  5. I agree with Alan. I dare anyone to find at Business Saver Award from MIA to anywhere in Europe on AA, not on BA with a $600+ surchage, from today until next August…

  6. If you can be a bit flexible and fly from FLL: FLL to TXL (Berlin) October 21 : AA 856 FLL to PHL First, AA 728 PHL to LHR Business, October 22 BA 984 LHR to TXL Business. Yes, I know it’s BA for the last leg, but I believe for that short hop it will be a low co-pay. Total 57.5 K miles +$ 28.50, as per AA award site. You are welcome 😎

  7. Searched a bit more, what a silly dare. Similar flights from MIA on January 7, January 14, most of February, there are tons of flights, all AA to ZRH in most of February, or why not HEL with AA and the final leg on AY, all of them Business/First all the way for 57.5K with minimal co-pay. I am sure I could find a couple hundred more like those. I wish I had it that easy. Finding something from Maui to Europe for 70K is a bit more tricky, but doable as well.

  8. How could I use the points from this card with the 42,000 I already have for best routing IAH-CGK? Maybe even for a Business seat?

  9. I had this card prior and canceled about 20 months ago, Is there any rule on how often you can get the bonus. I hate to pay the $95.00 and then not get the bonus. I read the terms and conditions and it mentions 24 months for the 10,000 bonus but nothing for the 65,000 bonus.

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