Redeem Arrival Miles for Airfare You’ve Already Purchased

Have you ever found a great travel deal but didn’t have the points or miles you needed to book? Today’s post covers a strategy you can use to book a flight now and redeem miles for a big discount up to four months later. Even better, if you play your cards right, you can earn up to $700 worth of miles between the time you book your trip and redeem your rewards.

Arrival Plus Offers Largest Ever 70,000 Miles Sign Up Bonus

Arrival Miles earned with the Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard® can be used to erase any travel purchase greater than $100 charged to the card. Discount airfare, train tickets, ferries, cruise charges, Airbnb, purchases from online travel agents and discount travel websites — all can be wiped with your Arrival Miles.

All About the Barclaycard Arrival® Plus World Elite Mastercard®

The Barclaycard Arrival® Plus World Elite Mastercard® offers something very few cards offer: the ability to earn 2X miles per dollar spent on all purchases. Miles that can be redeemed as a statement credit against almost any conceivable travel expense including airfare, hotels, vacation rentals, trains, buses, car rental, campgrounds, ski lodges, and much more.

Barclaycard Arrival Plus Rewards Credit Card Review

The Barclaycard Arrival® Plus World Elite Mastercard® offers unique value. While most travel-rewards cards focus on transfer partners, perks, and bonus earning categories to entice new cardholders, the Arrival Plus provides simplicity and flexibility with almost endless redemption options.

New No-Fee Uber Visa Card – up to 4% Cashback

Uber has introduced its new Barclaycard co-branded credit card, the Uber Visa Card. Oddly the card only offers 2X earning per $1 spent on Uber rides, but does have some other excellent perks including 4X earning at restaurants and no foreign transactions fees. The restaurant earning, and lack of foreign transaction fees are fantastic for a no annual fee card.

AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® Limited-Time Signup Bonus – 50,000 Miles

The signup bonus on the AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® is 50,000 bonus miles. This 25% increase over the previous 40,000 mile standard bonus offers some solid value for the card especially if you consider that the bonus miles are awarded after the first billing statement where you make just one transaction, has an annual fee of only $95, and is also eligible for the top tier discounts with AA reduced mileage awards.