How to Activate Your Aviator Mastercard at

So you just got approved for the AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard? Congrats! As a card made specifically for American Airlines flyers, it comes with some amazing travel perks. But before you can start earning miles, you need to activate your card.

Activating your card is super easy and only takes a few minutes. Just head to the Aviator activation page at

What You’ll Need

  • Your new credit card number
  • The 3-digit security code on the back of your card
  • The last 4 digits of your SSN

Once you have that info ready, just follow these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your card number and security code
  3. Enter the last 4 digits of your SSN
  4. Select your occupation
  5. Click Activate
  6. Create a username and password

And that’s it! Your shiny new Aviator Mastercard is now ready to use.

Tip: Make sure to use a secure internet connection when entering your sensitive info.

Activate By Phone

If you prefer, you can also activate your card by phone at 1-877-408-8866. The process is the same – you’ll just need to provide your card details and personal info to the customer service rep for verification.

Set Up Your Online Account on

Once your card is activated, I recommend setting up online account access so you can manage your Aviator Mastercard digitally. Here’s how:

  1. Go to and click Log In
  2. Click Set up online account
  3. Enter the last 4 digits of your SSN and card number
  4. Select your occupation
  5. Click Continue
  6. Create a username and password

And that’s it – you can now manage payments, check rewards, add users, and more from your online account portal. Super handy!

So get excited about all those travel perks coming your way! Just remember to activate your card first. Let me know if any other questions come up!

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