80K Bonus On AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard

80K Bonus On AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard

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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.

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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.

Best for casual AA flyers Earn 2x AA miles at restaurants and gas stations and on all American Airlines purchases
Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®
Best for AA road warriors Get an Admirals Club membership and access the clubs every time you fly American
Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard®
Best for business expenses Earn 2x AA miles on car rentals, gas stations, and cable and satellite providers
CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® Mastercard®
Best no annual fee AA card Earn 2x AA miles on American Airlines purchases and at grocery stores
American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp℠ Card

Bottom line

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)

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  1. JW

    I just opened this card this week for the old 65k+10k offer. There are different terms on this update, however.

    Old offer terms (65k+10k):
    “Existing cardmembers, existing accounts, and previous cardmembers with accounts closed in the past 24 months may not be eligible for this offer.”

    New offer terms (80k):
    “These bonuses and/or incentives are intended for applicants who are not and have not previously been American Airlines AAdvantage® Aviator® Business Mastercard...

    I just opened this card this week for the old 65k+10k offer. There are different terms on this update, however.

    Old offer terms (65k+10k):
    “Existing cardmembers, existing accounts, and previous cardmembers with accounts closed in the past 24 months may not be eligible for this offer.”

    New offer terms (80k):
    “These bonuses and/or incentives are intended for applicants who are not and have not previously been American Airlines AAdvantage® Aviator® Business Mastercard cardmembers. You understand and agree that you may no longer be eligible for any bonuses and/or incentives in connection with a new American Airlines AAdvantage® Aviator® Business Mastercard account after this Card Account is opened. If you receive a bonus or incentive for which you are not eligible due to your status as a current or former American Airlines AAdvantage® Aviator® Business Mastercard cardmember, we may revoke the bonus or incentive, or reduce your AAdvantage® miles by the amount of the bonus or incentive, or charge your Card Account for the fair value of the bonus or incentive, in our sole discretion.”

  2. Ethan

    Yeah because $6K for 80K AA is better than previous offer, $1K for 75K AA.
    hard pass.

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JW

I just opened this card this week for the old 65k+10k offer. There are different terms on this update, however. Old offer terms (65k+10k): “Existing cardmembers, existing accounts, and previous cardmembers with accounts closed in the past 24 months may not be eligible for this offer.” New offer terms (80k): “These bonuses and/or incentives are intended for applicants who are not and have not previously been American Airlines AAdvantage® Aviator® Business Mastercard cardmembers. You understand and agree that you may no longer be eligible for any bonuses and/or incentives in connection with a new American Airlines AAdvantage® Aviator® Business Mastercard account after this Card Account is opened. If you receive a bonus or incentive for which you are not eligible due to your status as a current or former American Airlines AAdvantage® Aviator® Business Mastercard cardmember, we may revoke the bonus or incentive, or reduce your AAdvantage® miles by the amount of the bonus or incentive, or charge your Card Account for the fair value of the bonus or incentive, in our sole discretion.”

Ethan

Yeah because $6K for 80K AA is better than previous offer, $1K for 75K AA. hard pass.

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