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Value in keeping AA Advantage Aviator MasterCard?
So like many I applied late in 2014 for what was a US Airways Dividend Miles MC before they stopped accepting applications. Anyhow the annual fee is coming up and I along with others I know received offers to put spend on card over a 3 month span in return for bonus miles.
Anyhow my offer was $500 spend in Dec/Jan/Feb for 15,000 AA miles.
What would lucky do?
Don’t know about Lucky but I got the same deal and it’s worth it to me. I can use this card for purchases that are not in bonus categories for other cards and easily meet that spend. Remember that with this card you also get 10% back on redeemed AA miles (up to a limit) each year.
[USER=184]@MidSouth Skier[/USER] Lucky you, wish I had received it.
[USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER] I think one thing that *may* trigger it is NOT using the card. I got the card awhile back with the 10K annual bonus so I’m not planning to cancel it but I don’t use it unless I get some kind of bonus like this.
I’m guessing that’s probably it. I gave up my annual 10k bonus in order to churn it one last time before the change and recently used it for the Williams Sonoma promotion. Need to figure out if I am going to keep it going forward. Might just downgrade to a silver or something.
Hi, so I thought I’d add a data point regarding this card. I just called last night and successfully got them to waive the annual fee for the 2nd year in a row. It took about ten minutes; they transferred me to a supervisor who offered bonus miles on gas and groceries. I mentioned I lived in NYC and these categories were thus not big spends for me. Asked outright for the annual fee to be waived and the supervisor agreed “as long as you plan to use the card for your future AA purchases”. Uhhh sure lol.
Overall I think the card is worth having. High credit limit and low APR. Good to have as a part of your utilization.
[USER=1521]@pavel[/USER] – hopefully the APR doesn’t matter because you’re not paying any interest! If you’re not paying off the card each month, please do that before using the card to accumulate significant mileage as the interest charges will negate the value of the miles you’re earning.