I have been looking at which credit card to get next. I have not applied for a card for several months and am getting withdrawal symptoms… Of all the cards that I have not applied for in the recent past, one stands out as very promising – the Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard – $89 Annual Fee Card. The card actually comes in two flavors – one with a $89 annual fee (waived the first year) and one with no annual fee ever. The difference between the two:

  • The no annual fee card offer 20,000 bonus miles after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days. The $89 fee card offers 40,000 bonus miles after spending the same. Each 10,000 bonus miles is worth $100 towards award travel.
  • The no annual fee card ears 2x bonus miles per $1 spent on travel and dining and 1x bonus miles for all other purchases The $89 fee card earns 2x bonus miles on all purchases.

Rest of the benefits are the same for both cards:

  • 40,000 (or 20,000) bonus miles after spending $1000 in the first 90 days
  • 2x (or 1x) miles earned on all purchases
  • Easy redemption on any travel – airline or hotel – at any time. No blackout dates ever
  • TripIt Pro membership included
  • 10% miles back when you redeem

Given all these features I just applied for it as my next card.

APPLY HERE: Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard – $89 Annual Fee Card



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Posted by unroadwarrior | 5 Comments

5 Responses to “Checking out the Barclay Arrival Card”

  1. Shezza says:

    Typo: each 1000 bonus points is worth $10 toward award travel, not $100. Definitely on my short list for the next app-fest.

  2. Ryan says:

    Is your statement about every 1000 miles being worth $100 a typo? I thought it was $10 for every 1000 points. If that is not a typo, the 40k bonus would be worth $4,000 in travel, which would be insane.

  3. unroadwarrior says:

    @Ryan, @Shezza, thanks for the catch. Error corrected. It is $100 credit for 10,000 bonus miles

  4. FlyingBoat says:

    How do I get the TripIt Pro membership? Did it come in the materials, if so, shoot, I am sure I threw that all out and only kept card. I never refer back to the printed material.

  5. unroadwarrior says:

    @FlyingBoat, you should call Barclaycard and ask them to reisuue you a code.

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