AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard®

AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard®

AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard®

AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard®

AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard®

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

  • Earn 2X miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases.

  • Earn 1X AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on all other purchases.

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

  • $0 Fraud Liability protection means you're not responsible for charges you did not authorize.

  • No foreign transaction fees on international purchases.

  • 0% intro APR for 15 months on balance transfers made within 45 days of account opening. After that, a variable APR will apply, 15.99%, 19.99% or 24.99%, based on your creditworthiness. There is a fee for balance transfers.

Rates, fees & offers

  • Annual fee

    $99

  • Rewards rate

    1x-2x

  • Bonus offer

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

  • Intro APR

    0% intro APR for 15 months on balance transfers made within 45 days of account opening.

  • Ongoing APR

    APR: 15.99% - 24.99% Variable APR

    Cash Advance APR: 25.24%, Variable

  • Balance transfer fee

    Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.

  • Foreign transaction fee

    None

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Annual Fee

$99

Annual Fee

$95

Annual Fee

$0 intro for the first year, then $95

Regular APR

15.99% - 24.99% Variable APR

Regular APR

15.99% - 22.99% Variable APR

Regular APR

13.99% - 23.99% Variable APR

Rates & Fees

Intro APR

0% intro APR for 15 months on balance transfers made within 45 days of account opening.

Intro APR

N/A

Intro APR

0% intro APR on Purchases for 12 months

Recommended Credit Score
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4.8

Editor's overall rating

Pros and cons

Pros
  • New cardholder bonus offer

  • Intro APR period

  • No foreign transaction fees

  • Companion benefit

  • Early boarding

  • Free checked bag

Cons
  • Requires good/excellent credit

  • Has annual fee

The AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard®, issued by Barclays, offers perks that are tailored toward frequent American Airlines flyers. It has an annual fee of $99 and features a sign-up bonus, companion pass, free checked bags, priority boarding and more.

But the benefits are specifically geared toward American Airlines. If that’s not your usual airline of choice, you may get more value out of other travel rewards cards.

For more information, see a closer look at this card.