Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard has an increased signup bonus of 75,000 AA miles. This is is the highest bonus we have seen.
Limited time offer: Earn up to 75,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles
- Earn 65,000 miles after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days.
- Earn 10,000 miles when a purchase is made on an employee card.
Annual fee of $95 is not waived.
The card doesn’t have a very good earning structure. The only bonus categories where you earn 2x are American Airlines purchases and select telecom, office supply purchases and car rentals.
You earn $3,000 Elite Qualifying Dollars when you spend $25,000 on purchases each calendar year, and an annual companion certificate after you spend $30,000 or more, good for one guest to travel with you for $99.
If you keep the card past the first year, there’s a 5% annual mileage bonus every year (after you pay your annual fee).
- Earn 2 miles for every $1 you spend when you use your card on eligible American Airlines purchases
- Earn 2 miles for every $1 you spend on select telecom, office supply purchases and car rentals
- Earn 1 mile for every $1 you spend on every other purchase
- Earn $3,000 Elite Qualifying Dollars when you spend $25,000 on purchases each calendar year
- Annual companion certificate after you spend $30,000 or more since your last anniversary – good for one guest to travel with you for $99 (plus taxes and fees
- 5% annual mileage bonus every year (after you pay your annual fee)
Applying for the Card
Barclay will usually only approve you for a card every 6 months. If you have a Barclay card, is bet to put some spend on it before applying for another card. They don’t like dormant cardholders. There’s no real limit on the number of cards you can have with Barclay.
They also have a 6/24 rule. That means that they might not approve you if you’ve had more than 6 new cards in the last 24 months. I say might because we’re not sure if it still applies, and even before it was never really a hard rule.
Barclays business cards don’t report to personal credit reports.
Now they also added the following language:
In addition, you may not be eligible for this offer if, at any time during our relationship with you, we have cause, as determined by us in our sole discretion, to suspect that the account is being obtained or will be used for abusive or gaming activity (such as, but not limited to, obtaining or using the account to maximize rewards earned in a manner that is not consistent with typical consumer activity and/or multiple credit card account applications/openings).
This is a pretty good bonus, especially considering that you just need to spend $1,000 to get the first 65,000 miles. Then you just need to make a purchase with an employee card. This is a business card, so there’s a good chance that it wont report to your personal credit report.