Good morning everyone, I hope your week is going well. A few weeks ago, I wrote about My 6 Credit Card App-O-Rama: Results & Reconsideration Calls. In that post, I talked about my instant approval for the Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red Credit Card that currently has a 75,000 American Airlines Miles sign up bonus after adding an authorized user and making a single purchase on your card and the authorized user card. I love these type of sign up bonuses since it doesn’t get much easier than that! But then I wondered, how long would it take for the sign up bonus to post to my America Airlines AAdvantage account? In this post, I will lay out the timeline of events so you know what to expect when you are waiting for your 75K AA Miles to post.
I applied and was instantly approved for the credit card on October 13 and received both cards (for myself and for my wife) about 2 weeks later.
My wife and I each made a small $5 purchase on our credit cards (both cards have their own unique card number) and those purchases posted on October 30. The next day, on October 31, the $99 annual fee posted. Two days later, on November 2, I paid off the $109 balance (before the statement closed). I was hoping this would trigger the sign up bonus to post sooner, but that didn’t happen.
About 2 weeks after the annual fee posted, on November 13, my credit card statement was available. As part of my
OCD detailed credit card tracking process, I download and save every credit card statement to my OneDrive folder, in case I need to review the statement days, months, or years from now.
On my statement, I saw the 75,010 AA Miles.
Here are the 2 transactions, the annual fee, and the payment.
Lastly, here is the Miles Details section with the breakdown of the miles.
I checked my AA account on November 13, but the miles were not there yet. I checked again today (November 14) and the 75,010 AA miles had arrived! It appears the transactions have a post date of November 12, but they became visible in my account on November 14. What can I get with my 10 Loyalty Points? (I am not interested in AA status, so I credit my AA flights to Alaska to achieve MVP status.)
I don’t have any immediate plans for the 75K AA miles, but I love when I find and book AA Web Special flights that cost 5K-10K miles. If you have any questions about this credit card or the sign up bonus, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!