I had been told by Barclaycard that my Aviator Red wasn’t scheduled to arrive until July.
Barclays-issued US Airways MasterCards are becoming American AAdvantage Aviator Red cards. Until they send out new cards, the old US Airways cards continue to work — and earn American miles.
It turns out that I accidentally shredded the wrong card. I meant to stick a different card into the shredder. As soon as it went in I realized what I had done.
So I went online to the US Airways MasterCard’s website and requested a replacement card. They can no longer send out US Airways cards, so replacement cards are Aviator Red. Boom. No more wait until July.
At the beginning of the month I wrote that in order to get an Aviator Silver card you must first have Aviator Red.
So if you’re chomping at the bit for the Barclays-issued card that lets you earn elite qualifying miles and a companion ticket (but that doesn’t come with lounge access, and has a lower price point than Citi Executive), get your upgrade to Aviator Red.