AAdvantage® Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard®

Card Details and Application Link
AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard
60K miles + waived annual fee
60k miles after 1st purchase with annual fee waived for the first year (then $99)
Click Here to Apply (this is NOT an affiliate link)

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $99

Card Type: Mastercard World Elite


Earning rate: ⚬ 2X AA ⚬ 1X everywhere else

Big spend bonus: Earn $99 + tax domestic companion certificate with $20K membership year spend.

Noteworthy perks: First checked bag free ⚬ Preferred boarding for the primary cardmember and up to 4 companions traveling on the same reservation ⚬ 25% off in-flight purchases ⚬ $25 wifi credit per membership year ⚬ Flight cents: round up purchases to earn more miles

Application Tips

Barclays Application Tips

  • Get Same Card Again: Must wait at least 6 months after cancelling previous card (with some accounts Barclays requires waiting 24 months).

  • Hard inquiries are combined into 1 when approved same day. Most inquiries issued through TransUnion.

Consumer: Click here to check your application status
Business cards: Click here
If denied, call reconsideration here: 866-710-2688

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I’ve cycled this card like clockwork. I just flew AA and the FA’s were handing out the paper app with the 60K bonus as they usually do. I snagged one but noted once-per-lifetime language in the fine print. Maybe I missed it in the past, but I’m not interested in wasting a hard lookup if it’s certain that I’ll be rejected. Any data points on this round of the program? Is Barclays clamping down? Offer expires 2/28/23.

Dave Hanson

Link offers only 50k as of today.


Is there a current working link? Have tried for days using several different browsers, cant reach the web page.


Thanks! I just got it to load using Safari. Failed using chrome and IE.

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The 6/24 rule from Barclays applies to all cards now. I was denied a JetBlue card because I had opened too many credit cards with other banks. They said to only open 5-6 cards in 24 months to be approved


Current offer is 60k — heard about it from the FA on a flight yesterday, thought it was just promotional for in flight sign ups, but it is showing on the website also

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Note that authorized user accounts do count towards the 6 card rule (I learned that the unfortunate way)

Greg The Frequent Miler

Thanks. I didn’t know that.


Note, I downgraded my Aviator Red to the no fee version and I still got the 10% rebate!

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