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Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2020 – Yes, No or Maybe?
Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2020 – Yes, No or Maybe?

Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2020 – Yes, No or Maybe?

Introduction We’re a little later than we wanted to be in publishing this article for 2020, but once again we thought it would be useful to review some big-spend bonuses and benefits available on our credit cards and give you…

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New Benefits on AA Co-Branded Credit Cards as of May 2019
New Benefits on AA Co-Branded Credit Cards as of May 2019

New Benefits on AA Co-Branded Credit Cards as of May 2019

As of yesterday (May 1), several new benefits went into effect on American Airlines co-branded personal cards issued by Barclays and Citi. We wanted to provide a quick post to summarize and remind you of the new benefits. Barclays AA…

New Sign-Up Bonus on the Barclays AA Aviator Red Card – 50,000 AA Miles Plus a $99 Companion Certificate
New Sign-Up Bonus on the Barclays AA Aviator Red Card – 50,000 AA Miles Plus a $99 Companion Certificate

New Sign-Up Bonus on the Barclays AA Aviator Red Card – 50,000 AA Miles Plus a $99 Companion Certificate

Yesterday we noticed a new sign-up bonus available for the first time ever on the Barclays American Airlines AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard – 50,000 AA miles plus an “introductory Companion Certificate.” The Companion Certificate is good for one guest at…

Last Day to Make AA Award Bookings with 10% Mileage Refund
Last Day to Make AA Award Bookings with 10% Mileage Refund

Last Day to Make AA Award Bookings with 10% Mileage Refund

Quick reminder here – today is the last day to make AA award redemptions and receive the 10% mileage refund that has been available on several AA co-branded credit cards. As you probably know, the following cards have had the…

Everything You Need to Know About Barclays AA Companion Certificates
Everything You Need to Know About Barclays AA Companion Certificates

Everything You Need to Know About Barclays AA Companion Certificates

The Barclays AA co-branded cards come with a unique benefit that can be earned through big-spend, a companion certificate for travel on AA. This benefit is currently available on the Barclays AA Aviator Silver and Business cards, and starting this…

Changes to Citi & Barclays AA Co-Branded Cards – Details and Our Take
Changes to Citi & Barclays AA Co-Branded Cards – Details and Our Take

Changes to Citi & Barclays AA Co-Branded Cards – Details and Our Take

We received emails from the American Airlines AAdvantage Program today officially announcing changes to the AA co-branded credit cards issued by Citi and Barclays. The changes are almost uniformly negative for us – valuable benefits have been removed, and new…

American Clamps Down on Executive Platinums
American Clamps Down on Executive Platinums

American Clamps Down on Executive Platinums

The saga of Middle Age Miles’ love-hate relationship with American Airlines continues, and today’s news definitely falls on the side of “hate.” This morning, we received two emails from American, each of which makes Executive Platinum status harder to obtain:…