A couple of days ago I wrote about how the AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard is offering a bonus of up to 60K miles, and now the AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard is offering a huge bonus as well. This is the best offer I ever recall seeing on the card.
Huge bonus on AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard
The AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard now has a welcome bonus of up to 80,000 AAdvantage miles, structured as follows:
- Earn 50,000 AAdvantage miles after spending $1,000 within 90 days
- Earn an additional 30,000 AAdvantage miles after spending a total of $6,000 within the first 12 months
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. That’s a lot of miles, and there are many great ways to redeem AAdvantage miles, especially for travel on partner airlines.
As far as eligibility for the card goes, the terms state that the bonus is “available to new cardmembers only.” I’m not sure how Barclays operates in practice nowadays (for those who had the card at some point in the past), so if anyone has any insights, feel free to share them.
AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard perks
This AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard comes with 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.
The AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard has a huge new bonus of up to 80,000 AAdvantage miles. That’s the best bonus I recall seeing on the card. While the card won’t be worth it to everyone in the long run, the bonus sure is good.
(Tip of the hat to Doctor Of Credit)