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Barclay Aviator red anniversary miles
Just an FYI. I had the Barclay’s USAirways MC for several years and kept it because when I signed up one of the benefits was 10K anniversary miles. That made the annual fee seem worthwhile to me. Once the card changed to the new AA Aviator red card I didn’t see any information to indicate that the anniversary bonus would remain part of the benefits. In fact I had planned to cancel the card this month because the annual fee is going to be coming due soon. So imagine my surprise to see 10K bonus miles in my AA account with the annotation “Aviator MC Anniversary Miles”. Glad I didn’t cancel. Apparently if I wanted to buy those miles from AA they would cost $300. So the value of the miles would seem to offset the annual fee.
Agreed. Plus, since I rarely use this card they always seem to offer me bonus miles if I spend $X in each of 3 months. Those three months also just “happen” to overlap my anniversary.