Last updated: 8/19/2020

AAdvantage Aviator Red

Earns: American AAdvantage

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American miles aren’t the most valuable, but they also don’t have many transfer partners so if you want to rack them up, you’ll need to pick a co-branded card like this one. The companion certificate can be quite a deal, but requires significant annual spend.

Here’s how much you would earn with this card

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Reward Rate = 1x

Value = 1.2 cents per point
Effective Value = 1.2 %

0%
3%

Welcome Bonus = 60,000

Value = 1.2 cents per point
Effective Value = $720

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$1800

Annual Fee = $99

$0
$995
Welcome Bonus
60,000

Good

Bonus Rating

Good

In the top 50% of cards.

Points

After you spend $1 in 3 months

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Spending Rewards
2x American Airlines

Excellent

excellent

Excellent

In the top 15% of cards.

1x All Other

OK

OK

Is this card right for me?

That depends on your individual spending patterns. We have a tool that figures it out for you. Learn what you could earn.

Program Name
American AAdvantage
Gigapoints Value
1.2¢ per point
0.4¢ PER POINT
2¢+ PER POINT
Annual Fee
  • $99
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Additional perks of owning this card

Anniversary Companion Certificate

Each anniversary year, earn a Companion Certificate good for 1 guest at $99 (plus taxes and fees) after spending $20,000 on purchases and your account remains open for 45 days after your anniversary date.

$25 off Inflight Wi-Fi

Get up to $25 back as statement credits on inflight Wi-Fi purchases every anniversary year on American Airlines operated flights.

Inflight savings

Receive 25% inflight savings as statement credits on food and beverages when you use your card on American Airlines operated flights.

The Fine Print

INTRO APR FOR BALANCE TRANSFERS 0% for 15 months
PURCHASES APR 15.99%, 19.99% or 24.99%
BALANCE TRANSFER APR 15.99%, 19.99% or 24.99%
BALANCE TRANSFER FEE Either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
CASH ADVANCE APR 25.24%
CASH ADVANCE FEE Either $10 or 5% of the amount of each advance, whichever is greater.
LATE PAYMENTS Up to $39.
FOREIGN TRANSACTION FEE 0%