Aviator Red Mastercard

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Barclays Aviator Red Mastercard

Earn bonus miles on American Airlines purchases and receive free checked bags, in-flight discounts, preferred boarding and more with the AAdvantageĀ® AviatorĀ® Red World Elite MastercardĀ®.

Rewards Rates

Earn 2 AAdvantage Miles per $1 on American Airlines purchases
Earn 1 AAdvantage Mile per $1 spent on all other purchases

Key Cardholder Benefits

  • First checked bag free for yourself and up to 4 companions traveling on the same reservation
  • $99 companion certificate after spending $20,000 or more on your Aviator Red Mastercard during the year
  • Preferred boarding for yourself and up to 4 companions traveling on the same reservation
  • Receive $25 back in statement credits annually for Wi-Fi purchases on AA operated flights
  • 25% discount on in-flight purchases when you pay with your Aviator Red Mastercard
  • Trip cancellation, trip interruption, travel accident insurance, baggage delay insurance, and auto rental collision damage waiver

Rewards Value

The Point Calculator values AAdvantage miles earned with the Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red at about 1.4 cents each. Miles will have the best value when redeemed for flights with American Airlines and their airline partners.

Redemption option Redemption value in cents
First/Business Class flights 2
Economy flights 1.4
Admiral Club membership 0.73
Hotel stays 0.64
Car rentals 0.6

Annual Fees

The AAdvantage Aviator Red Card has an annual fee of $95.

AAdvantage Miles Calculator

With the AAdvantage Miles Calculator, you can quickly determine how many miles you can earn from your Aviator Red Mastercard and find its cash value. To get the most out of your rewards, compare this result with other credit cards available on our website.

Spend entered into the main (first) column on this calculator will carry over to all other credit card calculators on the website, so there's no need to re-enter spend when browsing different credit cards.

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Other Ways To Earn

Transfer Partners

Unlike other major airlines, American Airlines is not a direct transfer partner of any major U.S. credit card rewards program. This means that the best way to earn AAdvantage miles will be using co-branded American Airlines credit cards.

Here are the list of transfer partners that you can use to top off your AAdvantage account:


Earning Rate Comparison

The rate at which the Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red Card earns AAdvantage miles are similar to other cards. It earns up to 2X AAdvantage miles on purchases which is the same rate you'll max out at with all American Airlines credit cards.

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Alternative Options

If you enjoy flying AA and you're looking for alternative options to the Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red Card, we have listed a few recommendations below.

You can click on the card to learn more or add the card to the calculator above to calculate and compare rewards. Do note that you can only compare up to 3 cards, so you may have to remove a card from the calculator if you've already hit that max.

Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card

The Venture Card earns an unlimited 2X miles on all purchases along with bonus miles on travel purchases made through Capital One Travel. Miles earned with the card can be redeemed towards any kind of travel at a value of 1 cent per mile or be transferred to Capital One's airline and hotel partners for increased value.

Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card

The Venture X earns a whopping 10X Venture Miles on hotel and car rental bookings made through Capital One Travel, 5X miles on airfare booked through Capital One Travel, and an unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases. It offers an annual $300 travel credit towards Capital One Travel, 10,000 bonus miles annually (worth $100+ in value), and airport lounge access.

It's one of the best travel credit cards in the market if you're looking for the flexibility to be able to redeem rewards with any airline, hotel, or other form of travel with no blackout dates.

Chase Sapphire PreferredĀ® Card

The Chase Sapphire Preferred is the best travel rewards credit card for flexible travel rewards points. You can redeem Ultimate Rewards points for 1.25 cents towards travel booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards or transfer points to Chase's airline and hotel partners for a shot at significantly higher value.

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