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AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard®

AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® review

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Annual Fee
Interest Rate: Purchases
20.49% ‐ 29.49% (Variable)
Interest Rate: Purchases
20.49% ‐ 29.49% (Variable)
Balance Transfer
20.49% ‐ 29.49% (Variable) (0% for the first 15 months)
Balance Transfer
20.49% ‐ 29.49% (Variable) (0% for the first 15 months)
1 - 2 Miles
1 - 2 Miles
Signup Bonus
Signup Bonus

Informr score
The AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® currently has an Informr score of 7.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 19 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Am I eligible?

AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® is typically available to those with good credit scores (650 or greater).
To get this card, you must also:
Yes Be a permanent or temporary resident of USA

Note: This information is only intended as a guide. The final decision is up to the bank and your application could still be rejected even if you can answer 'Yes' to all the minimum criteria above. Always consider your options and your financial situation before you apply for a credit card.

What the Critics Are Saying...

My Money Blog
My Money Blog

The Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard is a co-branded American Airlines credit card that offers a relatively simple and straightforward sign-up bonus and handy American Airlines perks like a free checked bag for you and up to 4 travel companions. The $99 companion certificate also has poten...

- Jonathan Ping, My Money Blog

If you’re a fan of American Airlines, you could do a lot worse than paying a $99 annual fee for the perks offered by the Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard. But the card may also appeal to those looking for a 15-month 0% promo rate on a balance transfer. The Companion Certificate...

- John Csiszar, GOBankingRates

The lure of the AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® is that nearly anyone could utilize it to save money. Whether you are someone who only travels a few times per year or is routinely in the air, this card could help you offset the cost of airfare by using airline miles on your flights....

- Brett Holzhauer, FinanceBuzz
Business Insider
Business Insider

With a generous, easy-to-earn welcome bonus and elite-like travel perks, the AAdvantage® Aviator® Red Mastercard® is well worth it for frequent or occasional American Airlines flyers. The annual fee of $99 is manageable, and other benefits like travel insurance and discounts can save you money.

- Ariana Arghandewal, Business Insider

If you are an occasional flyer, but fly most often with one airline, a co-branded credit card makes sense, as you can quickly recoup what you pay for an annual fee with bonus miles and through benefits such as free checked baggage. The Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard checks al...

- Aaron Hurd, Alvin Byers, Forbes


Interest Rates
Regular APR Interest Rate 20.49% ‐ 29.49% (Variable)

This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

Balance Transfer Interest Rate 20.49% ‐ 29.49% (Variable) (0% for the first 15 months)
  • Intro rate applies on balances transferred within the first 45 days of account opening.
  • This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.
Cash Advance Interest Rate 29.74% (Variable)

This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

Rates & Fees
Annual Fee $99.00
Balance Transfer Fee 5%

Minimum of $5

Cash Advance Fee 5%

Minimum of $10

Foreign Transaction Fee $0.00
Over Limit Fee $0.00
Late Payment Fee $40.00


Sign up bonus

Earn 60,000 bonus miles after making your first purchase and paying the $99 annual fee in full, both within the first 90 days.

All Purchases 1 mile for $1 spent
Restaurants No
Gas No
Groceries No
Hotels No
Travel 2 miles for $1 spent

On eligible American Airlines purchases.

Pharmacy No
Bills No
Additional Details

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

Features & Benefits
Additional Card Holders Yes
Travel Accident Insurance Yes
Car Rental Insurance Yes
Car Rental Discount No
Extended Warranty No
Purchase Protection No
Zero Liability Yes
No Foreign Transaction Fees Yes
Emergency Assistance No
Concierge Service No
Price Protection No
Fraud Protection Yes
Free Credit Scores No
Wireless Payments Apple Pay, Google Pay
Virtual Cards No
Additional Benefits
  • Preferred boarding
  • First checked bag free
  • Baggage Delay Insurance
  • World Elite Travel Services
  • Trip Cancellation and Interruption coverage
  • Receive 25% inflight savings on food and beverages
  • Get up to $25 back as statement credits on inflight Wi-Fi purchases every anniversary year on American Airlines operated flights.
Minimum Security Deposit $0
Minimum Age 18
Minimum Personal Income
Temporary Residents No
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