Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard®


The Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard is a decent card for travel, with an $89 annual fee that’s waived for the first year.

Cardholders get 2X miles per dollar spent on every purchase, with no bonus categories to worry about. You’ll get 5% of your miles back when you redeem, so that’s effectively like earning 2.1X miles per dollar.

There’s also a 0% intro APR for balance transfers for 12 months, and a variety of World Elite Mastercard benefits. After the promotional rate runs out you’ll get a regular balance transfer APR of 18.24%, 22.24% or 25.24% Variable.

You’ll get an introductory bonus of 70,000 bonus miles for paying the annual fee and spending $5,000 in the first 90 days after account opening. That would be worth $700 when redeemed, providing a 14% return on your spending.

Card Quick Facts

Card Quick Facts

  • Introductory bonus: 70,000 bonus miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases and pay the annual fee in the first 90 days
  • Earn 2X miles on all purchases
  • Get 5% miles back to use toward your next redemption, every time you redeem
  • Miles don’t expire as long as your account is open, active and in good standing
  • No foreign transaction fees on purchases made while traveling abroad
  • 0% introductory APR for 12 months on balance transfers made within 45 days of account opening
  • Regular purchase and balance transfer APR of 18.24%, 22.24% or 25.24% Variable

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Card Details

Rewards

Rewards

  • 2X miles per dollar for all purchases
  • 5% of your miles back when you redeem
How to Redeem

Introductory Bonus

  • 70,000 bonus miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 90 days and pay the annual fee
Card Stats

Card Stats

Annual Fee $89, $0 first year
Additional Cards Annual Fee -
Regular Purchase APR 18.24%, 22.24% or 25.24% Variable
Intro Purchase APR -
Foreign Transaction Fee None
Chip Technology Chip-and-Signature & Chip-and-PIN
Minimum Credit Limit -
Maximum Credit Limit -
Free Credit Score Yes
Penalty APR None
Late Fee Up to $37
Returned Payment Fee Up to $37
Balance Transfers

Balance Transfers

Intro Balance Transfer APR 0% for 12 months
Regular Balance Transfer APR 18.24%, 22.24% or 25.24% Variable
Balance Transfer Fee 3%, $5 minimum
Cash Advances

Cash Advances

Cash Advance APR 27.49% Variable
Cash Advance Fee 5%, $10 minimum

Card Benefits

Check your card’s Guide to Benefits to learn the specific benefits your card offers and how to access them.

  • Mastercard World Elite Concierge Services

    Like having your own personal assistant; call for non-emergency help in all sorts of situations.

  • Mastercard World Elite Luxury Travel Services

    Includes access to special vacation packages, travel planning, and hotel deals.

  • Barclaycard Travel Community

    A place to share travel stories and advice, as well as earn miles for certain community activities.

  • Free FICO® Credit Score

    Access your FICO score online at any time, for free, based on your TransUnion credit report.

  • Fraud Protection

    You will not be held responsible for unauthorized use of your card.

  • Purchase Protection

    Provides coverage for 90 days against theft and damage for eligible purchases.

  • Extended Warranty Protection

    Extends an eligible manufacturer’s warranty by 1 year, for warranties of 3 years or less.

  • Trip Cancellation / Trip Interruption Insurance

    If a trip is disrupted for an eligible reason, provides reimbursement for non-refundable costs. Eligible reasons include severe weather and sickness.

  • Travel Accident Insurance

    Covers you and your family in the case of eligible accidents when you use your card to purchase common carrier tickets.

  • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver

    Provides coverage against theft and collision for eligible rental vehicles, as long as the car rental company’s own insurance is declined.

  • Baggage Delay Insurance

    Reimbursement for eligible items in the event of a baggage delay.

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 3 reviews
by Mayank
Pathetic Processing TIMES and Horrible Customer Support

If you're planning to apply this card give yourselves good 2 months . I applied online over 40 days ago, and then kept checking on website if the card got processed, but the status remained the same. CC Executives(Security Tean) are extremely rude people. Nobody informs you if they need more documents or why the processing is on hold - the onus to find this all out is on you (after waiting on call for atleast 50 min every time to be connected to Security Team). CC Execs in Security Team make you believe that they don't need your business, it's your will to go with Barclays so keep waiting & bearing "We are what we are" attitude.They have no tracking of documents unless they're picked up. They ask for 7-10 days of document processing time, but it took 15 business days before they picked mine up. And even then no one bothered to inform the status while picking up & then subsequent objection.My score is 800+ btw, and qualify for their so called "Elite" card in all respect.After 7 days into applying the card, the status changed to "At this time we can't issue you a card". Upon calling Customer Support and waiting for 50 mins on call, I was told they want some more documentation (Where was it notified ??) and that they only accept mails to PO Box.Sent my docs, and called up to confirm every 4th day, there was no update for next 20 days.And then I call up again to be told that the documents were processed 4 days back and they need more documents .And.. when I send the documents I will again be put in line, and documents will be processed after 7-10 (actual 15) days!!Good Luck with your card.. I've cancelled my application & am never going back to Barclays again..

by MB
Is pin and chip

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus card will function as a chip and pin card if the merchant's terminal is set up to accept a pin. Otherwise it will function as chip and signature. I just checked with Barclaycard to be sure.

by Thomas Hallen
Not a true pin an chip

This is not a true pin a chip card. You still have to sign everywhere you use it and it is only at unmanned gas stations that it requires a pin. A true pin and chip card no longer require signature

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