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Credit Cards Aviator Flight Cents

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Rob in Miami, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Rob in Miami

    Rob in Miami Active Member

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    Hello.
    Regarding the Barclays Silver Aviator Card-
    Can someone try and explain what this "Flight Cents" is? I am confused from watching the video. I may need to watch it about 3 more times.
    I have my threshold at 500, the maximum, but not sure if I am doing the right thing.
    Any input in plain English is appreciated.
     
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  2. OCTinPHL

    OCTinPHL Active Member

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    This is how it works - you buy something for $20 - a round number - and charge it to your Aviator card, you get 20 miles. When you buy something that costs $19.99, you also get 20 miles. When you buy something that costs $19.49, you get 19 miles. And you are charged $20, $19.99, and $19.49 respectively.

    When you are enrolled in Flight Cents, when you buy something for $9.75, you get the 10 miles you would normally get, but you would also get 13 more miles (or 12 more) for a total of 23 miles. But your charge is rounded up to $10. All your charges are rounded up to the nearest higher dollar. So $4.01 is rounded up to $5 and you get an extra 50 miles. I am fairly certain this is correct (I did a trial of this about 18 months ago).
     
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  3. Rob in Miami

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    Thanking you.... I am beginning to understand better.
     
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  4. OCTinPHL

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    FYI - I'm not sure about the valuation - whether this really makes sense (or Cents), or if you are better off saving your money and just buying miles if you need them (and getting the bonus)?

    When I did the trial, you got 1 mile for every cent rounded up. So $4.01 got you 99 extra miles plus the 4 miles for a total of 104 miles for 99 cents.

    Now, as I understand how the program was rolled out, you only get a 50% bonus - 54 miles for 99 cents. Not a great valuation. IMO.

    If I have the program terms correct. Anyone can feel free to correct me if I'm off base on valuation.
    @Tiffany?
     
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  5. Rob in Miami

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    Thanks @OCTinPHL.... I was asking because I was curious about if there was a "value" to the program. But, I am now thinking, it's somewhat similar to the AA prompt "Want to Buy Miles" before one books a ticket...... And, this I feel I do not need to do.
    So, thanks.
     
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    Today, I purchased an AA flight for next year for $3564.20 and for the first time since selecting flight cents. I know I’ll get the 3x multiplier from my AA Silver Aviator on the $3564 but I believe I’ll only get an additional 40 miles for the 80 cents that is rounded up. It would be nice if I got the 3x multiplier on the 80 cents but I’m not expecting it. Waiting to see how this situation is handled since I buy a lot of AA flights and if all purchases are 2 cents for a mile, then I’ll probably pass on flight cents.
     
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