Would you like to purchase a cup of coffee and get a 60,000 American Airlines miles to go with it? Well, now through November 30, 2017, you can. The AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard from Barclaycard is offering 60,000 American Airlines miles with one purchase (and payment of the annual fee). So, is it a good deal – well, obviously yes, but here are the details.
AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard
- 60,000 mile bonus after first purchase within 90 days and payment of annual fee (Offer valid through November 30, 2017)
- $95 annual fee
- 2x miles on American Airlines purchases
- 1x miles on all other purchases
- Free checked bag for card holder and up to 4 companions traveling on the same domestic itinerary operated by American Airlines
- Preferred boarding for card holder and up to 4 companions traveling on the same domestic itinerary operated by American Airlines
- Earn 10% of your redeemed miles back (up to 10,000 each year)
- Earn $3,000 Elite Qualifying Dollars if you spend $25,000 in a calendar year
- No Foreign Transaction Fees
The Fine Print: This offer is for new card holders only. Current cardholders or previous card holders that have closed their account in the past 24 months are not eligible.
60,000 American Airlines Miles With One Purchase…What’s The Catch?
There really isn’t a catch. This is a great deal for the right person. Here is what I would keep in mind when thinking about the AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard.
- There is a $95 annual fee that must be paid to receive the bonus. So, in essence, you are purchasing 60,000 American Miles for $95 – this is a killer deal!
- If you are brand new to travel hacking and want to get a lot of cards, I don’t think I would recommend this one. This will count against your Chase 5/24 which means if you have 5 applications in the previous 2 years you won’t be approved for most Chase credit cards. Chase offers some of the best cards out there, and I generally recommend getting those first.
- This is a great card for someone who doesn’t spend enough to meet the minimum spend requirements on other cards.
- If you are an experienced travel hacker who already has all of the popular cards and needs to move on to some of the more obscure ones, this is a good option.
- If you live near an American hub or fly American a lot, this would be a good card to pick up.
- This is a great card for someone who doesn’t want to get into the travel hacking game but could use 60,000 American miles.
All in all, this is going to be a great deal for most people – I mean, 60,000 American Airlines miles with one purchase? Yes, please! Let me know if you decide to get this one. Where will your miles take you?