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after your first purchase and payment of the $99 annual fee
AAdvantage Miles for every $1 spent with AA
AAdvantage Miles on all other purchases
First checked bag free for you and up to 4 others on eligible domestic itineraries
Preferred boarding for you and 4 others on your reservation when traveling on AA
25% inflight savings as a statement credit when you use your card to purchase food and beverages on an AA flight
Earn a Companion Certificate each anniversary year, good for one guest at $99, if you spend $20,000 and your account remains open for 45 days after your anniversary date
The Barclays Aviator Card is one of two American Airlines branded cards (the other is issued by Citi). Both are very similar, and are very typical for a co-branded airline credit card.
The recent launch of the AA web specials also make this card a bit more valuable. Many people have used these to book international award flights for as little as 7,500 miles one-way.
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