Description: This article is going to talk about the Barclay’s red aviator card technically called the AAA advantage aviator red world elite MasterCard.
We’re going talk about the card of the month for October of 2017. The card of the month for October is the Barclay’s red aviator card technically called the AAA advantage aviator red world elite MasterCard
It has a good signup bonus and technically no minimum spend, you get 60,000 points after your first purchase and there’s a $95 annual fee that is not waived, this means that if you apply for the card and you use it to buy maybe a small thing you’re going to be getting those 60,000 points, another way to think of it is that you’re getting 60,000 points by paying a $95 annual fee.
I value American Airline points at 1.2 cents per point, so 60,000 points is equal to about $720 depending on how you want to use this, you might either value this at a higher number or a lower number. The one thing to consider is that it’s hard to get economy saver rates for domestic flights.
For someone who’s looking to do international first class or business class, then this is a solid option. Some people are concerned that they might be devaluing American Airlines points since they’re giving out these high offers for city as well as Barclay. For me personally, I’m not overly concerned about it, but devaluations do happen and they’re normal for this industry.
If you are going to apply for this card, then there are basically three things that you need to know. The first one is that technically based off the terms. If you are an existing card member or if you previously had the account closed in the last 24 months, you are not supposed to be eligible for this offer. The offer is supposed to go until November 30th of 2017 and the bonus post four to six weeks after your first transaction.
Other benefits of the card are that you get to X miles back for every dollar you spend on American airline purchases, you get the first trucks back for free on eligible bags and it covers you up to four companions. Another good benefit is that you get 10% of your redeemed miles back, there’s a maximum of 10,000 miles per calendar year, this means that the 60,000 point offer is closer to 60,000 points.
There are a few other benefits, you earn $3,000 all five miles when you spend more than $25,000 in the calendar year, you get preferred boarding for yourself as well as the four companions, you get 25% off on in-flight food and beverage, there’s no foreign transaction fee and it is a world elite MasterCard.
If you’re looking to apply for this card, I’d recommend reading another article of us talking about the Barclay’s application rules, there are a few other things you might want to consider, but they’re not really hard rules. The two big ones seem to be inquiry sensitive and new account sensitive but it doesn’t seem to affect everyone.
I hope that was helpful and let me know if you have any questions.