Back in December I was approved for the Barclaycard US Airways credit card with a 50,000 mile sign-up bonus. This was one of the BEST signup bonuses in terms of minimum spending requirement, because Barclaycard only required 1 purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee to collect the 50,000 US Airways miles.
Sometime in Q2, US Airways miles will merge into customer’s AAdvantage accounts. American Airlines is already allowing customers to pair their two award accounts together to make the transition process smooth. On top of the merger, Barclaycard is also going to roll out a new credit card product and current customers will receive their new card in the mail between April 1 and July 15.
AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCard
As mentioned above, customers who applied for the Barclaycard US Airways card and were approved will automatically receive their new AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCard between the dates of April 1 and July 15. Barclaycard is instructing their customers to continue using their US Airways Dividend miles credit card until they receive their new Aviator Red card.
Benefits of Aviator Red MasterCard:
- 2X miles for every dollar spent on eligible US Airways and American Airlines purchases*
1X mile for every dollar spent on all other purchases
Get 10% of Your Redeemed Miles Back**
Whenever you redeem, you’ll receive 10% of your redeemed miles back. That puts more miles into your AAdvantage® account to use toward your next trip (10,000 miles maximum each calendar year).
Free Checked Bag
You and up to 4 traveling companions on your reservation may each check one eligible bag free of charge when traveling on domestic itineraries operated by US Airways or American Airlines.
Enjoy Priority Boarding Zone 2 on domestic US Airways operated flights and Group 1** on domestic American Airlines operated flights.
No Foreign Transaction Fees
No matter where you travel, enjoy the benefit of no foreign transaction fees when you use your card.
Make your purchases more convenient and secure, around the world and across the U.S. Chip cards are now standard in many destination countries, and more stores here at home are accepting chip cards every day.
$100 Flight Discount
Earn a $100 flight discount after your account anniversary each year in which you spend $30,000 or more in purchases and maintain your account in good standing.
25% In-Flight Savings
There’s more to enjoy in the air with 25% in-flight savings on food, beverages and headsets on US Airways and American Airlines operated flights.
Additional Redemption Flexibility
Enhance your award travel experience with the option to redeem for one-way travel and First-Class upgrades, as well as vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and more.
More information on the Barclaycard Aviator Red MasterCard can be found here.
50% bonus miles
As a reminder, don’t forget to register your Barclaycard US Airways Dividend miles credit card for the 50% bonus. Barclaycard did mention this in their promotional e-mail they sent me even though I’m already registered.
More information on the 50% bonus can be found in my post here. I think it’s worthwhile to earn the maximum 10,000 miles that Barclaycard is giving away.