Posted by William Charles on November 9, 2017
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Published on November 9th, 2017 | by William Charles


Barclaycard Aviator Business Now Officially Available For Sign Up – 40,000 Points

In late October an application link for the Barclaycard Aviator American Airlines business card was found. I cautioned people on using the link because it wasn’t clear if Barclaycard wanted this product to be available for sign up, shortly after the link was pulled. The good news is that there is now a proper landing page for the offer and it’s available for sign ups. The sign up bonus is the same as the other link: 40,000 points after your first purchase. This is an easy offer for those that struggle to meet minimum spend requirements. Barclaycard business cards sometimes report and sometimes don’t report to your personal credit report, so this is not that useful for people trying to minimize the number of cards reporting for Chase 5/24 purchases.

I think it’s highly possible that we will see a higher bonus on this card in the future, possibly up to 60,000 miles as we’ve seen on the personal version of the card. Barclaycard is also currently offering a JetBlue bonus for 60,000 points, I think that’s  a better deal and Barclaycard can be difficult with multiple applications in a short space of time. I’m personally just going to wait this bonus out for now, but it’s great that it’s officially available for sign ups now.I won’t be adding it to the best credit card bonuses.

Hat tip to US Credit Card Guide

Card Details

  • $95 annual fee is not waived
  • Earn an American Airlines companion certificate. When you spend $30,000 or more in a card member year, you earn an American Airlines companion certificate. You pay $99 + taxes/fees and get a companion ticket to accompany you on any round trip economy fare.
  • 5% annual mile bonus. You’ll receive an additional 5% bonus on all miles earned in the previous card member year (e.g earn 100,000 miles receive a 5,000 mile bonus) – you must pay the annual fee before you receive this bonus.
  • Free checked bag
  • Board with Group 5 on American
  • 25% statement credit for all in flight purchases
  • Reduce mileage rewards
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 2x American Airline miles on American Airline purchases
    • 2x American Airline miles on office supply merchants, telecommunications merchants, and car rental merchants
    • 1x American Airline miles on all other purchases
  • Read our full review here

14 Responses to Barclaycard Aviator Business Now Officially Available For Sign Up – 40,000 Points

  1. Josh says:

    Looks like it’s domestic, non-Alaska or Hawaii fares only for the companion ticket. Shame, that could have been very valuable. Might want to mention that in the post.

    “American Airlines Companion Certificate
    The Signing Individual will earn a domestic economy fare American Airlines Companion Certificate (the “Companion Certificate”) redeemable for one companion ticket at $99 (plus taxes and fees) provided that: (1) $30,000 or more in eligible Net Purchases are made with your Card Account during each 12 month period through and including the Card Account anniversary month (the “Cardmembership Year”) and (2) your Card Account remains open for at least 45 days after the anniversary date. Please allow 8-10 weeks for delivery of the Companion Certificate. When used according to its terms, you will pay a $99 companion ticket fee plus $21.60 to $43.20 in government taxes and fees, depending on itinerary, for one round trip qualifying domestic economy fare ticket for a companion when an individual round trip qualifying domestic economy fare ticket is purchased and redeemed through American Airlines Meeting Services. Travel must be booked and purchased in select economy inventory. The Companion Certificate will be valid one year from issue and is valid for travel on flights within the 48 contiguous United States on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines, or on flights marketed by American Airlines and operated by Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation, Compass Airlines, LLC, Envoy Air Inc., ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., Mesa Airlines, Inc., Piedmont Airlines, Inc., PSA Airlines, Inc., Republic Airline Inc., SkyWest Airlines, Inc., or Trans States Airlines, LLC. For residents of Alaska and Hawaii, the Companion Certificate is valid for round-trip travel originating in either of those two states and continuing to the 48 contiguous United States. Applicable terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Details, terms and conditions, certain restrictions, and restricted dates apply and will be disclosed on the Companion Certificate.”

  2. Oscar O says:

    Can we PLEASE get some actual, reliable – and recent – data points for whether or not this cards is reported to credit agencies? There have been a small handful of DPs in the past, but those results are about as clear as mud, and personally I do not believe that it’s just random…there’s something more to it. For many of us, knowing in advance whether or not this card would impact 5/24 is a critical factor in deciding whether or not to apply for it.

    If you get this card (specifically the business version) PLEASE come back here and report if that hits your credit report. OK?

  3. Cindy says:

    Is it recommended that I apply for the aviator personal and the aviator business on the same day to combine HP?

  4. EB says:

    I just got turned down for AAviator Red due to too many inquiries. 800+ credit, good recurring spend on Arrival+ . Do I even have a chance with this one?

  5. Cedar Swamp-Thing says:

    Does anyone know: Are Barclay business cards difficult to be approved for? Or rather, are they more difficult than,say, Chase or Amex?

  6. Will says:

    Trying to get below 5/24 so really curious to know if this card will show up on the personal credit report.

  7. EB says:

    Is the Barclay business approvals process as stringent as the personal approvals process?

  8. P says:

    My last two rejections from Barclay for the Arrival+ was followed by applications for co-branded cards 1-2 months later that were approved. I last got denied for the Arrival+ in September, and went ahead and applied for this Aviator today and got instantly denied. Apparently, they’ll mail me the reason why, but I’m assuming it will be for too many new accounts.

  9. Brad C says:

    Painless Barclay business approvals are most likely next to impossible. Recall way more data points of tough grilling and outright rejection than approvals when they offered the US Airways business card. YMMV.

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