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As I look at my 2015 possible additions, I am considering the Arrival if I like my Sallie Mae experience with Barclays.
(Edit: As it would be the card I'd make all travel purchases with, I figure some access to a decent concierge service could be useful. I know it probably won't be nearly as useful as a Platinum Amex. I'm just curious if 'planting a seed' with getting the account established within the next year could result in such perks when I spend more on it in future years. Maybe it would be best to just wait and get a Arrival+ or Platinum when I'd be making better use of it.)
Can the no-AF version of the Barclaycard Arrival (not the Arrival +) ever become a World Elite MC with enough time and $2000 per year use? For that matter, other than the GM/Capital One card, are there any no-AF World Elite Mastercard options?
I know in some cases you can call and have the AF waived on cards like the Arrival+, but I wouldn't use the card enough for such a request to carry much weight.
Very useful: SchwabPlat, CSP, IHG, Costco (was AA Plat), Freedom, SPG
Somewhat useful: Discover, ED (was EDP), BCE, Hyatt, Arrival
May close or PC: Prestige, BrooksBros
Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech