American Airlines credit cards with annual fees charge anywhere from $49 to $450 per year. The two American Airlines credit cards that don’t charge an annual fee are the American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp card and the American Airlines AAdvantage Aviator card.
American Airlines Credit Card Fees:
- Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard: $450 annual fee
- Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard: $0 intro 1st yr, $99 after
- American Airlines AAdvantage Aviator: $0 annual fee
- American Airlines AAdvantage Aviator Blue: $49 annual fee
- American Airlines AAdvantage Aviator Silver: $195 annual fee
- American Airlines AAdvantage Aviator Red: $99 annual fee
- American Airlines AAdvantage Aviator Business: $95 annual fee
- CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select Mastercard: $0 intro 1st yr, $99 after
- American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp: $0 annual fee
If you’re looking for an American Airlines credit card with no annual fee, your best choice is the American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp credit card. It’s great for people who aren’t exactly frequent flyers but wouldn’t mind accruing 1 - 2 miles per $1 spent for their purchases. It also has an initial bonus of 10,000 miles + $50 statement credit when you spend $500 in the first 3 months, which isn’t too shabby.
Like the best travel credit cards, most of the American Airlines credit cards don’t charge foreign transaction fees. But if you frequently travel outside of the U.S. – or if you buy from foreign merchants online – you’ll want to avoid the AAdvantage Aviator and the AAdvantage MileUp cards. Both charge a foreign transaction fee on every purchase processed abroad.
Finally, all of the American Airlines credit cards have balance transfer fees. But the American Airlines AAdvantage Aviator Red credit card is offering 0% for 15 months on balance transfers right now. So even though the balance transfer fee is 3% (min $5), it’s the best balance transfer deal among all the AA credit cards.
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