(EXPIRED) Nice: 60K American AAdvantage miles after a single purchase + fee

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Barclaycard has yet again increased generous sign up bonus on the American Airlines Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard: you can now earn 60,000 American Airlines miles on first purchase and payment of the annual fee.

 

The Offer

  • 60,000 American Airlines miles on first purchase and payment of the annual fee
  • US Credit Card Guide reports that you may be able to receive an additional 500 Miles by using promo code 752657 application.
  • Direct link added to our Best Credit Card Offers page

Card Details

  • $95 Annual fee charged on 1st statement
  • Earn 2X on American Airlines
  • Earn 1X everywhere else
  • First checked bag free
  • Preferred boarding for the primary cardmember and up to 4 companions traveling on the same reservation
  • 10% rebate on AA awards (up to 10K per year)
  • Reduced mileage awards
  • 25% off in-flight purchases
  • From the terms: This one-time AAdvantage® bonus mileage offer is valid for first-time cardmembers with new accounts only. Existing cardmembers, existing accounts, and previous cardmember with accounts closed in the past 24 months may not be eligible for this offer. This is a limited-time offer and may be canceled at any time without notice. Please allow 4-6 weeks for  AAdvantage® bonus miles to be deposited into your AAdvantage® account after the qualifying transaction has posted and your annual fee has been paid.

Quick Thoughts

Sixty thousand miles for a single purchase is an outstanding offer. With increased American Airlines award availability popping up now and then in business class as of late, this offer would give you enough for a one-way business class ticket to either Europe or South America (even round trip to South America 1) or to Asia 1 (Japan / Korea). Alternatively, you could fly a route like Cairo to Tokyo on Etihad in first class for 50K American Airlines miles or fly one-way in business class to Japan on Japan Airlines (availability varies on this). That kind of bonus with no minimum spend is terrific. American certainly hasn’t been known for generous award availability over the past few years, but over the past month we’ve seen some spurts of availability. Considering the bonus doesn’t even require meeting a minimum spend but rather just a single purchase, this is the definition of low-hanging fruit. You probably won’t find domestic saver availability, but if you’re interested in international travel this is worth a look.

Cairo to Abu Dhabi to Tokyo was a lot of flying in Etihad first class – and it’s just 50K AA miles.

H/T: US Credit Card Guide

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