AAdvantage® Aviator® Silver Mastercard®

AAdvantage® Aviator® Silver Mastercard®

AAdvantage® Aviator® Silver Mastercard®

AAdvantage® Aviator® Silver Mastercard®

AAdvantage® Aviator® Silver Mastercard®

Loading

Card details

  • Earn 3X AAdvantage® miles for every one dollar spent on eligible American Airlines purchases

  • Earn 2X AAdvantage® miles for every one dollar spent on hotels and car rentals

  • Earn 1X AAdvantage® miles for every one dollar spent on all other purchases

  • Earn up to 10,000 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) each calendar year. Earn 5,000 EQMs if you spend $20,000 on purchases and another 5,000 EQMs if you spend an additional $20,000 on purchases

  • Earn $3,000 EQDs if you spend $50,000 on purchases each calendar year.

  • No limit to the number of AAdvantage® miles you can earn

Rates, fees & offers

  • Annual fee

    $199

  • Rewards rate

    1x-3x

  • Bonus offer

    None

  • Intro APR

    N/A

  • Ongoing APR

    Purchase: N/A

  • Foreign transaction fee

    None

Recommended credit score

Compare to other cards

NerdWallet rating 
NerdWallet rating 
NerdWallet rating 
Learn more
Annual Fee

$199

Annual Fee

$95

Annual Fee

$0 intro for the first year, then $95

Regular APR

N/A

Regular APR

15.99% - 22.99% Variable APR

Regular APR

13.99% - 23.99% Variable APR

Rates & Fees

Intro APR

N/A

Intro APR

N/A

Intro APR

0% intro APR on Purchases for 12 months

Recommended Credit Score
Recommended Credit Score
Recommended Credit Score

Not sure which card is best for you?

Take a simple quiz to find out

NerdWallet review

By Sara Rathner

Rating details

4.2

Editor's overall rating

Pros and cons

Pros
  • No foreign transaction fee

Cons
  • Has annual fee

  • Needs excellent credit

The AAdvantage® Aviator® Silver Mastercard®, issued by Barclays, has an annual fee of $199 and offers perks that are specifically tailored toward frequent American Airlines flyers.

The only way to get the card is by upgrading from the AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® — which you’re eligible to do once you’ve had that card for more than 90 days. Once you’ve upgraded, you’ll get additional perks like a statement credit toward the cost of Global Entry and two companion certificates for $99 each (plus taxes and fees), in addition to free checked bags, priority boarding and discounts on in-flight food and beverage purchases.

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