Credit Card Deal of the Month: October 2017

  IMAGE COURTESY OF BARCLAYCARD.COM

IMAGE COURTESY OF BARCLAYCARD.COM

The Perks

  • 60,000 AAdvantage miles after your FIRST purchase
  • $95 annual fee
  • First checked bag free
  • Priority boarding
  • 25% Inflight savings
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 10% of your redeemed miles back (up to 10,000) each year
  • 2X points on American Airlines purchases
  • 1X on all other purchases

Why I Like This Card

I've awarded my "Credit Card Deal of the Month" title to the AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard once, but it's back again with an even bigger sign up bonus! Now you'll earn 60,000 AAdvantage miles after you make your FIRST purchase. The $95 annual fee isn't waived the first year, but I look at it like you're buying 60,000 AAdvantage miles for $95. If you were to purchase 60,000 miles directly from American Airlines it would cost you over $1,200.

  USE 40,000 AADVANTAGE MILES FOR A ONE-WAY TRIP TO SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

USE 40,000 AADVANTAGE MILES FOR A ONE-WAY TRIP TO SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

If you're looking for some inspiration, I've used some of my AAdvantage miles to book tickets to Sydney, Australia as well as my most recent trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. I've also got a small write up on how to book award tickets (inadvertently) through American Airlines that can help you get started.

Who's going to sign up for the AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard?