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Earlier this week we learned that Barclays’ personal version of this card, the Aviator Red, would be losing its best benefit: 10% back on redeemed points up to 100k ( 10k back ) per year. While this is a major devaluation, it and now its business counterpart, are having best ever welcome bonuses at 60k. I picked this card up, and still hold it, when the offer required just a single purchase whereas this one requires a min spend of $1k in 3 months.
One of the perks I find most useful is access to the largest discount ( 7500 roundtrip ) on AA’s reduced mileage awards. That featured alone recoups my annual fee, and more than likely, my only Barclay AA card come May when the 10% benefit is stripped from the personal version.
Here’s a direct link – non affiliate
- $95 annual fee
- reduced milage awards
- free checked bag
- group 5 boarding
- 5% bonus on all earned miles
- 25% discount on in flight food purchases
- more benefits
Does this count towards 5/24
Barclay’s does not report this to your personal credit report so if 5/24 is something…there you go.
If you can find the award avail…AA’s 772s and 789s fit with the B/E Super Diamond is a pretttttttttty, prettttttttttttty, solid use of 60k miles. It made my weekend trip to Japan all the more sweet 🙂
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A Monkey Miles favorite for beginners and point pros alike – a staple of our wallet that earns Premium transferrable Ultimate Rewards. $95 annual fee
♥ Earn 60k Bonus Points after $4k Spend in 3 months
♥Points are transferrable to over dozen partners, or redeemable for 1.25c in Chase travel
♥5x on travel purchased via Chase Travel and 2x everywhere else
♥3x on dining, including eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out
♥3x on select streaming
♥ 3x points on online grocery purchases (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs
♥ $50 Annual Credit on hotel stays purchased via Ultimate Rewards. *New cardmembers can get this credit immediately – existing cardmembers get it after anniversary
♥ 10% Anniversary Point Bonus. Spend $10k in a year, get 1k bonus points.