AAdvantage Aviator Silver MasterCard is a Credit Card
With a credit card, you can carry a balance and accrue interest if necessary. Note this is not advised by me. The points game does not work well, if you are carrying a balance and accruing interest. See #4 in Let’s Get Started To Earning Free Travel.
$195 annual fee
Earn Miles on Spending
3. Earn 1x miles on all other purchases
Earn Elite Qualifying Miles
-Earn up to 10,000 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) each calendar year. Earn 5,000 EQMs after spending $20,000 on purchases and another 5,000 EQMs after spending an additional $20,000 on purchases
-For the 2019 calendar year, cardmembers that upgraded January 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018 can earn up to $6,000 EQDs when spending $50,000 on purchases. Cardmembers will earn $3,000 EQDs after spending $25,000, and another $3,000 EQDs after spending $50,000.
-Cardmembers that upgraded prior to January 1, 2018 and all cardmembers starting in 2020, can earn $3,000 EQDs after spending $50,000 on purchases each calendar year.
No Foreign Transaction Fees
Pay no foreign transaction fees when you use your card on purchases made outside the United States.
Complimentary First Checked Bag
Free first checked bag for the primary cardholder and up to 8 companions on eligible bags when traveling on domestic itineraries operated by American Airlines
Primary boarding for the primary cardmember and up to 8 companions on your reservation when traveling on domestic itineraries operated by American Airlines
Earn Annual Companion Certificate
Each anniversary year, earn a Companion Certificate good for 2 guests at $99 each (plus taxes and fees) after spending $20,000 on purchases and your account remains open for 45 days after your anniversary date
Global Entry Credit
Receive a $100 Global Entry application fee credit once every 5 years
WiFi Statment Credits
Up to $50 back as statement credits on inflight Wi-Fi purchases every anniversary year on American Airlines operated flights.
Discount On In-Flight Purchases
You get a 25% savings on eligible inflight purchases including cocktails, food and movies.