Very shorty Barclay will stop taking applications for their Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard, according to a recent announcement, so anyone who has been thinking about getting this travel rewards card may want to check out other cards. This news comes on the heels of Barclaycard’s closing applications for their Ring Mastercard.
As of now, there is no information on whether or not they will be totally removing the Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard from their lineup or they will replace it with a new card.
What does this mean for current cardholders? It’s been reported that they will keep being able to access the features and benefits that come along with this card. For fairly new cardholders this means getting 70,000 bonus miles once they spend $5,000 during the first three months they have the card.
They also continue to earn double miles for every dollar they spend whether they are booking travel, buying new jeans or picking up a latte. There are no foreign transaction fees with this card and the annual fee of $89 is waived for the first year.
The card also lets them redeem miles for travel, without having to deal with airfare and hotel restrictions. And when they redeem points they get 5% back in miles that can be used the next time they redeem points.
Still lots of cards to choose from
While the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard is out of the running when it comes to taking applications there are a variety of other Barclay cards to choose from, including the Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard, AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard, Barclay Visa Credit Card, Frontier Airlines Credit Card, and others.
All these cards come with a variety of perks and benefits. For instance with the Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard people earn triple miles on spends with Hawaiian Airlines, double miles when getting gas and groceries, as well as when eating out. All other spends get them one mile per dollar.
New cardholders can also earn 60,000 bonus miles once they spend $2,000 with their new card during the first 90 days they have the card. It also comes along with a variety of travel perks, including a free checked bag.
On the other hand with the AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard cardholders earn double points on spends with American Airlines, and when paying for office supplies, telecom services, and car rentals. New cardholders get 65,000 miles once they spend $1,000 on their card during the first 3 months they have the card, and another 10,000 miles when they make a purchase with an employee card. It also comes with a variety of travel perks including a free checked bag.
To get more information about these cards people can visit the website.