Description: This article is a brief review on the American Airlines Advantage Aviator red card which has been released recently for new applications and it introduces the benefits of the card
There is a new credit card on the block the American Airlines Advantage Aviator red card, it’s a MasterCard from Barclays card and it was just released. The card is now open for new applicants, now I want to give you a little bit of background.
When American Airlines and US Airways merged, there were four American Airlines aviator advantage cards and these were aimed at US Airways premier world master card holders to bring them over to American Airlines, after the merger they weren’t available to new applicants.
That’s changing now because the card is now available to new applicants, American Airlines had initially said that it was a negative available on flights and in airports, but it seems that now there is a live link for online applications open on Barclays cards website and you go to their site, it’s on the front page, click in and you’ve got a very easy link to follow to apply for the card.
Let’s look at some of the benefits, first of all, the signup bonus for this card is 40,000 American Airlines miles, it is easy to reach because all you have to do is to make one purchase within the first 90 days of account opening and pay the $95 annual fee and you get it the points which is worth $600 and 2 miles per dollar on American Airlines purchases and 1 mile per dollar on anything else and when you redeem your miles, you actually get 10% of them back up to ten thousand miles per calendar year.
This card fits into what I call the Tier three of credit cards in the U.S. with a $100 annual fee, so you get your first check bank free for the primary cardholder and up to four companions when traveling on domestic itineraries from American Airlines on international flights, you get your bags check for free.
You get 25% discount on food and beverages and headsets etc on the flight and there’s no foreign transaction fees on the card, that’s to be expected with the $95 annual fee, you get access to the MasterCard worldly travel services with preferred access to certain hotels, resorts etc; you get the usual sort of travel coverage, auto rental, collision waiver, trip cancellation insurance etc; you’ve also got extended warranties for items bought with the card etc.
So the benefit of the card is good. Who would I say this American Airlines advantage aviator card is good for? I definitely say it’s good for someone who travels a lot on American Airlines domestically because you’ve got that free check bag on domestic flights, those Group one boarding privileges are only applicable on domestic flights and also you’re going to be buying food and drink on domestic flights because normally it’s provided for free on international flights and it also recommend this card for someone who wants to get a really easy sign up bonus.
If you’re interested in American Airlines credit card, do have a look at the several city cards that are offered for American Airlines. I’ll put all the links to those in the description, leave your comments below.