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American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp℠ Card: review

The American Airlines MileUp credit card is well suited to new and casual American Airlines travelers looking to boost their AAdvantage mileage balances for awards, but who are averse to paying an annual fee.

It earns 2 miles per dollar spent on both eligible American Airlines purchases and grocery stores. Plus, with this card, your AAdvantage miles never expire.

Pros & Cons


  • No annual fee
  • Earn unlimited miles
  • 25% discount on in-flight purchases
  • Earn 2 miles per dollar on groceries and AA purchases


  • 3% foreign transaction fee
  • Lackluster travel perks
  • Blackout dates apply to some redemptions

Rates, fees & offers

  • Annual fee: $0
  • Bonus offer: 10,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles and a $50 statement credit
  • Intro APR: N/A
  • Ongoing APR
    APR: 15.99% – 24.99% Variable APR
    Penalty APR: up to 29.99%
    Cash Advance APR: 25.24%
  • Balance Transfer Fee: 5% of each balance transfer; $5 minimum
  • Foreign transaction fee: 3%


Rewards And Program Details

Enjoy great benefits with the American Airlines AAdvantage MileUpSM Card and earn AAdvantage® miles. Redeem your AAdvantage® miles for flights, upgrades to first class, car rentals, hotel stays or vacation packages.

  • AAdvantage® Miles at Grocery Stores: Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for each $1 spent at grocery stores, including grocery delivery services.2
  • AAdvantage® Miles on eligible American Airlines Purchases: Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases.2
  • AAdvantage® Mile on All Other Purchases: Earn 1 AAdvantage® mile for every $1 spent on all other purchases.2

Redeeming AAdvantage® Miles

Use your miles to travel to over 1,000 destinations worldwide, with flexible redemption options for one-way or round trip awards on American Airlines. Your AAdvantage® miles can also be redeemed for Business and First Class upgrades, car rentals, hotel stays or vacation packages. The choice is yours.

Other perks

  • Receive 25% savings on in-flight food and beverage purchases when you use your card on American Airlines flights.
  • Starting in 2022, you can earn points toward AAdvantage loyalty status when you make purchases with your card.
  • The more miles you earn, the farther you can go and there’s no limit to the amount of AAdvantage® miles you can earn.

How to request this card

Applying for a credit card is very simple and you can do it through the app or website. But you need:

  • Social Security Number
  • Gross income
  • Employer name (if applicable)
  • Rent/mortgage amount

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