AAdvantage® Aviator® Silver Mastercard®

AAdvantage® Aviator® Silver Mastercard®

AAdvantage® Aviator® Silver Mastercard®

AAdvantage® Aviator® Silver Mastercard®

AAdvantage® Aviator® Silver Mastercard®

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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 rental

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

  • Each anniversary year, earn a Companion Certificate good for 2 guests at $99 each (plus taxes and fees) after spending $20,000 on purchases and your account remains open for 45 days after your anniversary date

  • First eligible checked bag free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to 8 companions traveling with you on the same reservation

  • Receive a $100 Global Entry application fee credit once every 5 years

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

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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

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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.