Why I Applied for the AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard

Remember that time I made a last ditch effort for Delta Skymiles? Well I'm kind of doing the same thing for AAdvantage miles right now. I've got a couple of different redemptions options in mind, but it's too early to tell exactly how I'll use them.

  FLY FROM SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA TO THE UNITED STATE FOR JUST 40,000 AADVANTAGE MILES

FLY FROM SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA TO THE UNITED STATE FOR JUST 40,000 AADVANTAGE MILES

Last month I was finally approved for the increased sign-up bonus on the CitiBusiness/AAdvantage Platinum Select World Mastercard and this week I applied for the AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard. My application wasn't instantly approved, but I got an e-mail the next day confirming my acceptance.

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My main draw to the AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard was it's 50,000 mile sign-up bonus after making your FIRST purchase. This isn't a card I plan to keep long term but it does have some decent perks:

  • $95 annual fee
  • First checked bag free
  • Preferred boarding
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 2X miles on office supplies, telecom, and car rental purchases
  • 2X miles on American Airlines purchases
  • 1X  miles on everything else

Between these two credit cards I'll have accumulated just over 120,000 AAdvantage miles. If I purchased those miles outright it would've cost me over $2,500! Not too shabby for just a couple months of credit card spend.

All-In-All

If you're looking to accumulate some extra AAdvantage miles I'd definitely look into either the CitiBusiness/AAdvantage Platinum Select World Mastercard or the AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard. Both of these cards could be the added boost you need for your next award ticket. Stay tuned to see what I end up booking with mine...

What do you think I should do with my AAdvantage miles?