Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Bonus Miles (Targeted)

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Barclays has been sending out emails to some of its customers with AAdvantage Aviator Cards (formerly US Airways cards) offering bonus points on spending in specific categories.

I got the offer on my AAdvantage Aviator Red card but this offer may well be going out to holders of other tiers of Aviator Card too.

If you received the email and you’re having issues viewing it on your desktop try opening it on a phone or tablet – that’s what worked for me.

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The Offer

Dates: 1 October to 31 December 2015

Bonus: 2 bonus miles for every $1 spent at Gas Stations, Restaurants, Department Stores, Toy & Game Stores.

AAdvantage Aviator Bonus Miles

Terms & Conditions

The T&Cs appear to only be available on the email that Barclays have sent out – there isn’t a dedicated landing page for this offer.

The T&Cs I received said (in brief):

  • Offer only for select AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard cardmembers and is not transferrable
  • Must register for the offer by 20 October 2015
  • 2 bonus miles for every $1 spend at gas stations, restaurants, department stores and  toy & game stores.
  • Maximum bonus receivable is 2,500 miles
  • Bonus points will post 6-8 weeks after the end of the promotion.

The AAdvantage Aviator Red card earns 1 mile per $1 spent on all purchases other then those with American Airlines so, with this offer, cardmembers will be able to earn 3 AAdvantage miles for every $1 spent on gas, dining and on purchases at department and toy stores.

I’ve not really been using my Aviator Card recently as I’ve been concentrating all non-bonused spend on my Amex SPG card (perhaps that’s why I got the offer) but 3 miles/$ on gas and dining could be enough to see me move some my 4Q spend away from my Chase Cards that only give me 2 points/$ in the same categories.

Note: The AAdvantage Aviator cards are no longer open for applications. They are the remnants of the US Airways credit cards that Barclays changed over once the merger between the two airlines went through.

Did you receive this (or any other) offer on a different type of Aviator Card? It would be interesting to know what Aviator cards were targeted and if everyone got the same offer.