Barclays Advantage World Elite MasterCard

welcome offer

Earn 60,000 miles after a purchase is made within the first 3 months. Intro 0% APR for 15 months on balance transfers.

Bonus Cash Value

Approximately $600*

Annual Fee

$99

Card Rewards

Earn 2 points for every dollar spent on AA purchases

Earn 1 point everywhere else

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Card Overview

The Barclays Advantage World Elite MasterCard is good for those flying AA. You receive your first checked bag free for yourself and for up to 4 companions, preferred boarding on AA flight, and more great travel benefits worth checking out.

Card-Smart Tips & Advice
  • Good credit needed
  • If you had this credit card in the past, you may be declined
  • Barclay bank will (usually) only approve you for up to 2 credit cards a year
  • Barclays Bank will usually pull your Transunion credit report
  • You can check your application status  here
  • If declined you can call 1 866 408 4064 to be reconsidered
Balance Transfer Terms
  • Balance transfer fee: 3% or $5, whichever is greater
  • You cannot transfer balances from other credit cards issued by Barclays Bank
  • To receive the Intro APR Offer, transfers must be completed within the first 45 days
  • No penalty APR
Card Details And Benefits
  • Earn up to $25 back as statement credits on in flight wifi purchases
  • First checked bag free for primary cardmember, and up to 4 companions on AA domestic flights
  • Anniversary companion certificate
  • Earn preferred boarding on AA flights
  • No Foreign Transaction Fee
  • Auto Rental Collision Insurance
  • Cell Phone Protection

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*The estimate is based on our research on what approximate value consumers get when booking travel with points or transferring the points to partner airlines/hotels and booking award travel. You might need to be reward savvy to achieve the proper value. You can find out more on how we value points here

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