Today, American Airlines and Barclaycard have increased the sign-up bonus on their co-branded credit card. You have until November 30th to apply for the offer and receive the bonus.
The new sign-up bonus is 60,000 American Airlines points, up from 50,000. But, the real benefit comes from the fact that you do not have to meet any minimum spending requirements to receive the bonus. You must pay the yearly $95 fee up front though and you must make any purchase with the card within the first 90 days of membership.
The 60k points are worth about $840.00, but if you are smart and use the points wisely you can squeeze out even more value.
Some of the additional benefits are:
- Free 1st Checked Bag + up to 4 travel companions on the same ticket.
- Preferred Boarding + up to 4 travel companions on the same ticket.
- 25% In-flight savings (movies, drinks, food, etc)
- 2x Points on all American Airlines flights + 10% points back on point purchases
I plan on using this card one time, and maybe once more to make an actual flight purchase, then cancelling it before the yearly fee renews.
Barclaycard & AAvantage Aviator World Elite MasterCard (Link Opens In New Window)
Note: I was approved with a 777 FICO score with a $12,000 line of credit on 8/29/17.