Aviator Silver upgrade

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Battery111
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Aviator Silver upgrade

Postby Battery111 » Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:49 pm

I haven't been around here for a little while, so I apologize if this has been discussed. I recently received the replacement plastic for my US Airways card to make it a true Aviator red card. I appreciate that it at least supports chip and pin, even if it doesn't use it by default.

While I was logged into my account today, I noticed I had an offer to upgrade to the Aviator silver. For me, it just doesn't make sense, as most of the improved benefits such as the companion pass and EQM's require hitting a spending threshold I am unlikely to reach on this particular card. However, I did find myself curious how many others who have the U.S. airways MC/Aviator Red are being given the option to upgrade. Is this targeted, or are they letting anyone willing to part with an extra $100/yr on the annual fee do the upgrade?
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Re: Aviator Silver upgrade

Postby CC Deville » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:16 pm

Battery111 wrote:I haven't been around here for a little while, so I apologize if this has been discussed. I recently received the replacement plastic for my US Airways card to make it a true Aviator red card. I appreciate that it at least supports chip and pin, even if it doesn't use it by default.

While I was logged into my account today, I noticed I had an offer to upgrade to the Aviator silver. For me, it just doesn't make sense, as most of the improved benefits such as the companion pass and EQM's require hitting a spending threshold I am unlikely to reach on this particular card. However, I did find myself curious how many others who have the U.S. airways MC/Aviator Red are being given the option to upgrade. Is this targeted, or are they letting anyone willing to part with an extra $100/yr on the annual fee do the upgrade?


I don't think it has really been discussed here yet; but on another forum it has been. Many are seeing an upgrade button when they log in. I think Barclay's want to drum up annual fee revenue. The Silver Aviator looks awesome but I don't think I could justify the increased annual fee.

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Re: Aviator Silver upgrade

Postby Nixon » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:30 pm

CC Deville wrote:
Battery111 wrote:I haven't been around here for a little while, so I apologize if this has been discussed. I recently received the replacement plastic for my US Airways card to make it a true Aviator red card. I appreciate that it at least supports chip and pin, even if it doesn't use it by default.

While I was logged into my account today, I noticed I had an offer to upgrade to the Aviator silver. For me, it just doesn't make sense, as most of the improved benefits such as the companion pass and EQM's require hitting a spending threshold I am unlikely to reach on this particular card. However, I did find myself curious how many others who have the U.S. airways MC/Aviator Red are being given the option to upgrade. Is this targeted, or are they letting anyone willing to part with an extra $100/yr on the annual fee do the upgrade?


I don't think it has really been discussed here yet; but on another forum it has been. Many are seeing an upgrade button when they log in. I think Barclay's want to drum up annual fee revenue. The Silver Aviator looks awesome but I don't think I could justify the increased annual fee.


I like the idea, but don't fly AA enough to justify the upgrade past Red.
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