Best Credit Cards For AAdvantage Miles
Get a list of the best credit cards for earning AAdvantage Miles with American Airlines based on your monthly spend across different categories.
American Airlines has seven different credit cards that you can use to earn AAdvantage Miles on everyday spend. Since none of the major bank rewards programs with transferable rewards feature American Airlines as a transfer partner, your best bet for earning AAdvantage Miles on everyday spend will be using American Airlines credit cards.
If you're loyal with any specific hotel chains, such as Marriott and Hyatt, you can earn hotel rewards points using hotel credit cards to net you a few extra AAdvantage Miles when transferred. You won't earn a ton of miles through everyday spend, but you can earn a good chunk of AAdvantage Miles through sign up bonuses.
You can check out the American Airlines AAdvantage Transfer Partner Calculator to calculate the transfer of rewards to your AAdvantage account and get more details on transfers.
Best Credit Card Calculator
This calculator will give you a list of the best credit cards for earning AAdvantage Miles based on your monthly, yearly, or quarterly spend across different categories. Results will include credit cards that earn AAdvantage Miles directly and credit cards that earn rewards that are transferable to your AAdvantage account.
Credit Card Search Types
Best Cards By Estimated Return - Get a list of credit cards that gives you the best return. This is based on spend, currency value, annual credits, and annual fees.
Best Cards By Total Points - Get a list of credit cards that earns you the most points/miles based on spend. Currency value, annual credits, and annual fees are not factored into this search. Great for those who get waived fees (i.e. military).
After your results are displayed, I recommend clicking on a card's Rewards Calculator. This allows you to come up with a more accurate number by adjusting the cash value of perk, being able to calculate spend bonuses & other savings, add in sign up bonuses, toggle annual fees and authorized user fees, and much more. You'll also be able to compare the results side by side any credit card featured on the site!