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New AAdvantage Aviator Red Card Bonus [Earn up to 70k Miles]

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The AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® is an excellent card option for American Airlines flyers thanks to its many perks and benefits. The card now has a new welcome offer (available via referral only) that’s easy to get excited about thanks to the number of miles you’ll earn and its low minimum spend requirement. Let’s take a look!

AAdvantage Aviator Red Card Welcome Bonus

Referral Welcome Bonus: Earn 60,000 bonus miles after making your first purchase on the card within the first 90 days and pay the $99 annual fee in full. Earn an additional 10,000 miles when you add an authorized user and they make a purchase on their card within the first 90 days.

Note that this offer is only available via referral; the public offer is sitting at 50,000 miles. This means you’ll want to ask a friend or ask on our private Facebook Group Level UP Travel to find someone with a card who can refer you.

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We value American Airlines miles at 1.4 cents per mile, giving 70,000 miles a value of $980. When you factor in that, you’re getting tons of value from this welcome offer.

Better yet, unlike other credit card welcome offers that require you to spend anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000 in the first 90 days to receive the bonus, with the AAdvantage Aviator Red card, all you have to do is make a single purchase with the card!

With that, let’s look at the card’s benefits to help you determine if it’s a good fit for you.

AAdvantage Aviator Red Card Details

When it comes to earning miles, the AAdvantage Aviator Red card earns 2x miles per $1 on American Airlines purchases and 1x miles per $1 on all other purchases. Plus, you have the option to use Flight Cents to round up your purchase to the nearest dollar to earn even more miles.

If you’re a frequent American Airlines flyer, you’ll love the card’s perks. Cardholders receive their first checked bag free on domestic flights for themselves and up to 4 traveling companions, preferred boarding, and up to $25 in annual statement credits for inflight Wi-Fi purchases.

You’ll also receive 25% off food and beverage purchases on American flights when you pay with your card and an anniversary companion certificate for 1 guest ticket at $99 (plus taxes and fees) if you spend $20,000 on your card in the previous year.

Hot Tip:

Once you’ve got your card and received the bonus, next comes the fun part — redeeming your 70,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles for huge value!

Final Thoughts

If you’re in the market for a new credit card, fly with American fairly often, and don’t want to spend much to hit the minimum spend requirement, then the AAdvantage Aviator Red card might be the perfect option.

You’ll get a great bonus, and your card will also help you benefit each time you fly with American, thanks to free checked bags, preferred boarding, discounted inflight food purchases, and statement credits for Wi-Fi!

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Boasting a portfolio of over 20 cards, Jarrod has been an expert in the points and miles space for over 6 years. He earns and redeems over 1 million points per year and his work has been featured in outlets like The New York Times.


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