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New AAdvantage Aviator Business Credit Card for American Airlines miles

by on Wed March 25, 2015 • 9 Comments

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If you have an old US Airways MasterCard you’re probably seeing a lot of email and mail from Barclaycard about the new AAdvantage Aviator cards that will soon replace your card.

But there’s one that’s not so well publicized.

It’s the AAdvantage Aviator Business MasterCard.

Although some Aviator credit cards have better benefits than the equivalent Citibank AAdvantage cards, the Aviator Business card’s features are identical to the existing CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® MasterCard®, including 2x miles for office supply, telecommunications, and car rental merchants.

While the annual fee is not known yet, complete benefits include:

  • Double miles on eligible American and US Airways purchases
  • Earn 2 miles for every $1 you spend on select telecom, office supply purchases and car rental purchases
  • Earn one mile for every $1 you spend (on all other purchases)
  • Free eligible checked bag free for you and up to 4 traveling companions on American domestic flights
  • Preferred boarding on American Airlines flights
  • Earn a 5% mileage bonus with annual card renewal
  • 25% savings on eligible in-flight purchases
  • Earn an American Airlines companion certificate for $99 (plus taxes and fees)

And this could be a way to earn a fresh sign on bonus, since it’s an entirely different product from the personal version of the card, and will be available for applications sometime in 2017.


Either way it’s good news if you’re interested in earning new bonuses for new card products.

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Partner Offer

50,000 bonus points

Intro Offer

$0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $95

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Foreign Transaction Fee Waived

Yes - transfer to United MileagePlus, Southwest Rapid Rewards, Marriott Rewards, and more

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9 thoughts on New AAdvantage Aviator Business Credit Card for American Airlines miles

  1. Carolyn Stillions

    I have an American Airlines AAdvantage Aviator Master Card (Barclaycard) and I noticed that purchases made March or April have not been credited, or added to, my frequent flyer account. The last amount of miles added to my account was at the end of February. Since then I’ve made considerable amounts of purchases on both the former USAirways card and now the AAdvantage card (both were and now are Barclay Master Cards). The May statement has not arrived as yet (June 11), whereas most of the time it used to arrive earlier in the month. Please advise when I can look for the past three month’s ‘miles’! Thank you


      @Carolyn – Very strange – it’s possible you had duplicate mileage accounts with American and US Airways and that they’ve assigned a different one. First step is to call the Barclaycard number on the back of your card to see which frequent flyer account number they are using.

  2. Miles

    @MileCards – That’s a conversion, not a new application. Does Barclays permit conversions between personal and business cards?


      @Miles – Similar to the Aviator Silver card, where holders of existing Aviator cards are the only ones eligible to apply for it.


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