AAdvantage Aviator Silver World Elite MasterCard

AAdvantage Aviator Silver World Elite MasterCard
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Card Features

Earn Miles
Free Checked Bag
Fraud Protection
No Foreign Transaction Fee
Concierge Service
Companion Ticket Offered - spend at least $30,000
Lost Luggage Coverage
Travel Assistance
Priority Boarding on
Travel Accident Insurance
Car Rental Coverage
Apple Pay
Android Pay

The Sign-Up Bonus

  • This card does not have a welcome offer 🙁

Get These Perks

  •   $100 Global Entry application reimbursement when you
  •   Annual 10% AAdvantage mileage bonus
  •   7,500 mile discount on MileSAAver bookings
  •   Free checked bag
  •   Companion ticket: spend at least $30,000
  •   Free priority boarding on

Pros & Cons

  25% inflight savings
  First checked bag free Preferred boarding $100 Global Entry membership credit
  No foreign transaction fees
  Earn EQDs
  Earn EQMs
  Unlimited miles

  $195 annual fee

  Limited redemption options

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CreditCardRewards.com Review

Written by Amy 2 years ago

Best For...
For big-spending frequent American Airlines flyers, this card’s high rewards, great travel perks, and tier status earnings make this the best AAdvantage card to have in your wallet.

Review of the AAdvantage Aviator Silver World Elite MasterCard

With the AAdvantage Aviator Silver World Elite MasterCard you’ll earn 3X AAdvantage® miles for American Airlines purchases, 2X miles for select hotel and car rentals, and 1X miles on everything else.

Plus, every year you’ll be awarded a 10% AAdvantage mileage bonus based on total number of miles earned (10,000 maximum per calendar year).

Two of the best perks of the card are Global Entry membership, a $100 value and the companion certificate for cardmembers who spend at least $30,000 per year.  These benefits alone justify the annual fee.  Other perks include a 7,500 mile discount when you book a MileSAAver award, 25% in-flight savings, free checked bags and priority boarding (for yourself and up to 8 travelling companions), and Elite Qualifying Dollars and Miles (EQDs and EQMs).

The main draw-back to the card is the fact that AAdvantage miles can only be redeemed for American Airlines purchases. For more flexible travel options consider a travel rewards card.

Pro Tip:

Although you can’t apply for the Silver card directly, you can apply for the Red card and request and upgrade to the Silver card while paying the annual Red card fee instead of the 5 silver card fee for the first year.

The Bottom Line
For loyal AA travelers who spend at least $30,000 a year, this card is an ideal choice.

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