Throughout August and September, the AAdvantage Aviator Business MasterCard has had a solid welcome offer of 70,000 miles after $2,000 in spend. That offer has now been bumped up to 80,000 AAdvantage miles after the same $2K in spend and also throws in a $95 statement credit in the process.
This makes the Aviator Business card one of the top ten best business card offers on our Best Offers page.
The Offer & Key Card Details
|Card Offer and Details|
Up to 75K Miles
Up to 75K miles: 60K bonus miles after spending $5K in first 90 days + additional 15K miles after $15K in purchases in first 12 months$95 Annual Fee
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Recent better offer: Expired 2/6/23: 80K miles + a $95 statement credit after $2K spend in first 90 days.
Earning rate: ⚬ 2X AA, office supply, telecommunications services, and at car rental agencies ⚬ 1X everywhere else
Card Type: Mastercard
Big spend bonus: $99 companion certificate with $30K account year spend
Noteworthy perks: ⚬ First checked bag free ⚬ Preferred boarding ⚬ 5% bonus on miles earned the previous year after AF is paid ⚬ 25% statement credit on in-flight purchases
This new offer matches the best that we’ve ever seen on the Aviator Business, most recently in July of this year. Not only does it award 10,000 more bonus miles than the previous offer, but it also comes with a $95 statement credit which effectively waives the annual fee for the first year.
$2,000 is a fairly low minimum spend requirement compared to other welcome offers of this caliber. Our current reasonable redemption values have AAdvantage Miles at 1.3cpp, giving this offer a total value of ~$1100…a great return on only $2K in spend with no 5/24 impact (since it’s a business card it won’t add to your 5/24 count with Chase).
My wife and I are both at 4/24, so it’s VERY tempting for each of us to pick up one of these to earn some easy AAdvantage miles while we’re waiting to apply for more Amex cards.
For those playing the AA Loyalty Games for elite status, it’s worth noting that the bonus miles you earn here will not earn a corresponding number of Loyalty Points. However, your base spend on the card does earn you 1 Loyalty Point per dollar and so cards like these can still help you towards AAdvantage status.