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AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® vs Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®

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AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard®

AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard®

Rates & Fees

Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®

Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®

Rates & Fees

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  • Easy to earn signup bonus and companion certificate
  • American Airlines rewards and perks
Welcome offer
Welcome offer

60,000 and a companion certificate after you make a purchase in the first 90 days and pay the annual fee

50,000 miles after spending $2,500 in the first 3 months

Rewards
Rewards

2x miles on American Airlines purchases and 1x miles on everything else

2x miles on eligible American Airlines purchases, at gas stations and restaurants and 1x miles on all other purchases

Purchase APR
Purchase APR

15.99%, 19.99% or 24.99% variable

15.99% to 24.99% variable

Annual fee
Annual fee $95 $0 intro annual fee the first year, then $99
Balance transfer APR
Balance transfer APR

0% intro APR for 15 months, then 15.99% to 24.99% variable

15.99% to 24.99% variable
Cash advance
Cash advance

APR: 25.24% variable

Fee: $10 or 5% of the transaction, whichever is greater

APR: 25.24% variable

Fee: $10 or 5% of the transaction, whichever is greater

Foreign transaction fee
Foreign transaction fee None None
Late payment fee
Late payment fee Up to $37 Up to $40
Additional cardholder fee
Additional cardholder fee $0 $0
Interest-free period
Interest-free period 23 days 23 days
Minimum interest
Minimum interest $0.50 $0.50
Minimum credit score
Minimum credit score 670 740
Card type
Card type Credit Credit
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Summary of card features

AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard®

AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard®

  • Easy to earn signup bonus and companion certificate
  • Earn AAdvantage miles on purchases
  • Intro APR period on balance transfers
  • First bag checked free

Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®

Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®

  • Signup bonus. Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles after you make $2,500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
  • Rewards. Earn 2x miles on eligible American Airlines purchases, on gas station and restaurant purchases. Earn 1x miles on all other purchases.
  • American Airlines perks. Get first checked bag free and preferred boarding on American Airlines itineraries, plus 25% savings on eligible in-flight food and beverage purchases, and a $125 flight discount when you spend $20,000 or more in a cardmembership year.

Compare AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® vs. Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®

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Name Product Foreign transaction fee Welcome offer Rewards Filter values
AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard®
None
60,000 and a companion certificate after you make a purchase in the first 90 days and pay the annual fee
2x miles on American Airlines purchases and 1x miles on everything else
Earn 60,000 bonus miles and a companion certificate when you make a purchase in the first 90 days and pay the annual fee.
Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®
None
50,000 miles after spending $2,500 in the first 3 months
2x miles on eligible American Airlines purchases, at gas stations and restaurants and 1x miles on all other purchases
Earn 50,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles after you spend $2,500 in the first 3 months. All information about this card has been collected independently by Finder.
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