60,000 AA Miles - Single Purchase, No Annual Fee 1st Yr

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60,000 AA Miles - Single Purchase, No Annual Fee 1st Yr

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https://www.applyaviator.com/apply/Land ... llNumber=1

My wife and I just returned from a trip with the air fare paid for with bonus miles from this card. This cc only requires a single purchase to get the miles. First year's annual fee is waived. Free checked bag. Tickets can be booked in anyone's name.

Mastercard issued by Barclays, so no concern with the Chase 5-card maximum. Just received approval for the card for the third time - I sign up, get the miles, and close the account after ~two years.
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Re: 60,000 AA Miles - Single Purchase, No Annual Fee 1st Yr

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TexasPE wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:00 pm https://www.applyaviator.com/apply/Land ... llNumber=1

My wife and I just returned from a trip with the air fare paid for with bonus miles from this card. This cc only requires a single purchase to get the miles. First year's annual fee is waived. Free checked bag. Tickets can be booked in anyone's name.

Mastercard issued by Barclays, so no concern with the Chase 5-card maximum. Just received approval for the card for the third time - I sign up, get the miles, and close the account after ~two years.
Interesting. Is AA the only program that still expires miles every 18mo? Not having an AA card, I have to be careful not to let my miles expire (haven't flown on any airline in over two years now.)
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Re: 60,000 AA Miles - Single Purchase, No Annual Fee 1st Yr

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tibbitts wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:04 pm
Interesting. Is AA the only program that still expires miles every 18mo? Not having an AA card, I have to be careful not to let my miles expire (haven't flown on any airline in over two years now.)
Yes, still expire in 18 months, but I just convert a few points into AA miles from another mileage account - (IHG or Marriott Bonvoy credit cards in my case) or make a small purchase on the AA card to reset the 18-month clock.
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TexasPE wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:00 pm https://www.applyaviator.com/apply/Land ... llNumber=1
I sign up, get the miles, and close the account after ~two years.
Why do you close the account after ~2 years? Wouldn't it make sense to close it after the first year so you don't get the annual fee hit?
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TexasPE wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:00 pm Mastercard issued by Barclays, so no concern with the Chase 5-card maximum.
As far as I know Chase doesn't have a 5 card maximum. I think what you are referring to is the Chase 5/24 rule which is you cannot have five new credit cards in the last 24 months showing your credit report. Since it is Barclays card of course it won't be subject to the Chase rule but it will count as one of the 5 for the Chase rule and potentially prevent one from getting a Chase card if it keeps you at or above 5/24.
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This is good if you’re trying to stockpile AA sky pesos. Be prepared for horrendous availability, especially international.
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Just got a letter telling me I was approved. I cancelled them a few years ago to get another AA card so I wasn’t sure they would approve it. Added on to my existing aadvantage account we will have enough miles for business class to London next year. Hopefully that will be possible.
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Could be YMMV if you had the card before.
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