Home Credit Cards I Almost Forgot About This New Credit Card Benefit

I Almost Forgot About This New Credit Card Benefit

by joeheg

When it comes to changes to the benefits you get from having a travel credit card, 2019 was an eventful year. Some of the big changes happened in the premium card space with the Citi Prestige, Sapphire Reserve and AMEX Platinum all getting new benefits, losing old benefits and just getting more expensive to have.

With all of that news, it’s easy to forget the changes that happened to some of the less expensive co-brand airline credit cards.

Even I almost forgot about a new benefit that comes with one of these cards.

In 2019, some big changes took effect for the American Airlines Aviator Red card from Barclays. In the end, I decided to hold onto the card, despite it losing some benefits that had value to me.

320x180_aadv-aviator-red-card

One of the new benefits to the card is a $25 credit for WiFi purchases onboard American Airlines aircraft. While $25 isn’t a whole bunch of cash, it’s something. A flight long WiFi pass for our flight costs $16. I’d almost have enough to pay for two flights with the credit.

Once the charge for WiFi showed up on my statement

Screenshot 2020-02-01 21.41.56

The credit posted just 2 days later

Screenshot 2020-02-01 21.42.03

While $25 isn’t the most significant benefit and doesn’t make up for everything the card lost, I’m never one to leave free money on the table. I would have paid for the WiFi anyway, so getting some money back was a nice bonus.

Like this post? Please share it! We have plenty more just like it and would love it if you decided to hang around and get emailed notifications of when we post. Or maybe you’d like to join our Facebook group – we have 11,000+ members and we talk and ask questions about travel (including Disney parks), creative ways to earn frequent flyer miles and hotel points, how to save money on or for your trips, get access to travel articles you may not see otherwise, etc. Whether you’ve read our posts before or this is the first time you’re stopping by, we’re really glad you’re here and hope you come back to visit again!

This post first appeared on Your Mileage May Vary

1 comment

Christian February 2, 2020 - 5:16 pm

Nice. I hadn’t even noticed that but it’s certainly useful. Thanks.

Reply

Leave a Reply

Stay Updated

* indicates required




Want to keep up to date with our latest posts?

* indicates required




BoardingArea
%d bloggers like this: