[Expired] Barclays Arrival Premier Adds new Transfer Partner, Aeroplan at 1.7-1 Rate

Barclays Arrival® Premier World Elite Mastercard®

launched two months ago. The card has good earning rates and annual spending bonuses, but lacks a signup bonus. Miles can be used to book either directly though their portal, or you can transfer them to travel partners. Now they have added a new partner, Air Canada Aeroplan. The transfer rate is the same as Japan Airlines, 1,7 = 1, which is not that good.

Barclays Arrival Premier

Earning and Redeeming Miles

  • Unlimited 2X miles on every purchase
  • Miles don’t expire as long as your account is open, active and in good standing
  • Redeem your miles for travel or cash back statement credits, gift cards and merchandise. Redeeming miles for travel statement credits offers the best value.
    • Redeem your miles for
      • Travel statement credits, starting at 10,000 miles for $100 toward all or a portion of your qualifying travel purchase of $100 or more made within the last 120 days.
      • Cash back statement credits starting at 5,000 miles for $25.
      • A variety of gift cards from national retailers to dining establishments starting at 5,000 miles for $25.
    • Transfer rate is 1.7 arrival miles = 1 mile
      • Japan Airlines
      • Air Canada Aeroplan
    • 1.4 arrival miles = 1 mile for:
      • Aeromexico
      • Air France/KLM Flying Blue
      • China Eastern
      • Etihad
      • EVA Air
      • Jet Airways
      • Malaysia Airlines
      • Qantas

As you can see the transfer rate for travel partners is terrible. You do earn 2X miles on every purchase but that value is diminished when transferring them to eligible airlines.

Other Benefits

  • $100 automatic statement credit for the cost of one Global Entry application fee every five years.
  • No foreign transaction fees on purchases made while traveling abroad.
  • International Chip and PIN provides maximum global acceptance with chip and PIN capability for use at self-service chip terminals around the world.
  • Complimentary online FICO® score access
  • Barclays Arrival® Premier World Elite Mastercard® Terms & Conditions

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