Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
Reward nights start at 10,000 points. Free anniversary night (no points needed) good at any IHG hotel (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, more).
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
The $95 annual fee is not waived and billed upfront.
This offer is an improvement from the usual offer of 40,000 miles with the same terms.
It’s not quite as big as the 60,000 mile offer on the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select Mastercard, which also waives the annual fee the first year, but requires $3,000 in spending in the first 3 months.
If you used to collect US Airways miles, you’ll remember an almost identical 50,000 mile deal was offered for the US Airways Mastercard, which the Aviator Red ended up replacing once the American / US Airways merger completed.
The difference is AAdvantage miles aren’t nearly as useful as they used to be, and not nearly as useful as US Airways miles were.
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You should consider this deal if you can’t qualify for a bonus on a Citi card, since Citi is strict and won’t give you a bonus if you’ve opened or closed any personal AAdvantage card in the last two years.
It’s also the fastest way to earn a big pool of AAdvantage miles, since with no minimum spending requirement the bonus miles could hit your account shortly after your first billing statement.
Otherwise, the Citi AAdvantage 60,000 mile deal is a better bet.
If you’ve had this specific card (the Aviator Red) within the last 24 months you can’t get the bonus, even if you’ve since closed the account. Also beware that in general Barclaycard is strict about approving applications if you’ve opened several cards recently.
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