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Credit Cards AA Aviator Card by Barclays

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Rob in Miami, May 19, 2017.

  1. Rob in Miami

    Rob in Miami Member

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    Hello. I have the Aviator Card, Red. I quickly made the sign-up bonus miles for the 40K miles on AA. Now, I continue to use my CitiCard Executive card to garner the 10K EQMs once I pass the 40K spend threshold (normally happens in October or so).
    My question is: the Aviator Card, silver (?) the one that gives you EQDs..... or EQMs...... how does one get to apply for that card? or does Aviator contact you.
    I ask because the silver (?) card is not easy to apply for.
     
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  2. David W

    David W Well-Known Member

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    I think you can call them and tell them you want to upgrade to the Silver.
     
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  3. Rob in Miami

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    Gee. That was easy. Glad I asked. Thanks
     
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  4. David W

    David W Well-Known Member

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    You're welcome! :)

    There are limits though:

    ...at most you can earn $6,000 EQDs by spending $50,000 on the AAdvantage Aviator Silver MasterCard.
    • A member can earn at most $6,000 EQDs per year; in other words, you can’t spend $25,000 on the Aviator Red and $50,000 on the Aviator Silver to earn $9,000 EQDs
     
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    MidSouth Skier Well-Known Member

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    And if your Barclays Red card was transitioned over from the US Airways card that earns 10K bonus miles every year you'll lose those so that might be a factor.
     
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  6. Rob in Miami

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    Thank you all (via this post)..... I called Barclays and was easily upgraded to the Silver Card. I have made my 40K spend on Executive AA Citi Card to gain the 10K extra EQMs. Now, I am focused on the remaining spend on this Barclays Aviator Silver Card to gain the EQMs on AA...... 6 months to go. Hope it will happen. Thanks.
     
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  7. Rob in Miami

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    Question, since you all are so much more in tune: how much do I need to spend to gain (x) amount of EQDs?
     
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  8. Gaurav

    Gaurav Well-Known Member

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    @Rob in Miami, there are no variable spending thresholds. You earn $6k EQD bonus by meeting the spend requirements as David mentions.
     
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