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AAdvantage Aviator Red review – Get it for the bonus or elite qualifying option

Pros

The AAdvantage Aviator Red is a good choice if you’re looking for a fresh signon bonus, or trying to earn AAdvantage elite status. Otherwise, the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select offers similar benefits with no annual fee the first year.

Decent signup bonus: Earn 50,000 American Airlines miles after making your first purchase within 90 days of card membership and paying the $95 annual fee.

Get your first bag checked for free. The first bag is checked free for the primary cardholder as well as up to four companions traveling on the same reservation on domestic itineraries operated by American Airlines.

Preferred boarding. The primary cardholder will receive preferred boarding on domestic itineraries operated by American Airlines.

Earn elite qualifying dollars. If you want AAdvantage elite status, you can earn $3,000 EQDs when you spend $25,000 in a calendar year on the card.

No foreign transaction fees on purchases outside of the U.S.

 

Cons

Slow point earning. You’ll only earn 2 American Airlines miles per dollar spent on American Airlines purchases and 1 American Airlines mile per dollar spent on other purchases.

$95 annual fee upfront. There’s no waiver of the fee the first year.

Limited travel protection. There’s no flight delay coverage, and trip cancellation coverage of $1,500 is less than many other travel credit cards.

Overall Rating
3/5 Stars   
Key Features
  • Earn 40,000 American Airlines miles after making your first purchase within the first 90 days of cardmembership and paying the $95 annual fee.
  • Get your first bag checked for free for yourself and up to four companions traveling on the same reservation on American Airlines flights within the U.S.
  • Preferred boarding on American Airlines operated flights within the U.S.
  • Earn 2 American Airlines miles per dollar spent on purchases with American Airlines and 1 American Airlines mile per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Get 10% of the American Airlines miles you redeem per year back, up to 10,000 miles back.
  • Access American Airlines’ reduced mileage awards on select routes throughout the year.
  • Earn $3,000 Elite Qualifying Dollars when you spend $25,000 on the card in a calendar year
  • No foreign transaction fees on purchases made outside of the U.S.
 

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Partner Offer

80,000 bonus points

Intro Offer

$95

Annual Fee

Yes

Foreign Transaction Fee Waived

Yes - United MileagePlus, Southwest Rapid Rewards, and more

Points Can Transfer to Airline Miles ?

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