Intro – American Airlines Federal Credit Union Reviews & Ranking

American Airlines Federal Credit Union was recently ranked and reviewed by AdvisoryHQ as a top rated credit union. Firms on our top rated lists were selected after they successfully passed AdvisoryHQ’s groundbreaking, four-step banks and credit unions selection methodology

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The review below provides a detailed assessment, including some of the factors used by AdvisoryHQ News in its ranking and selection of American Airlines Federal Credit Union.

American Airlines Federal Credit Union Review

2016 marked the 80th anniversary of American Airlines Federal Credit Union (AA Credit Union). The goal of AA Credit Union is to provide the resources that members need to make their goals and dreams come true, and it remains committed to offering a broad range of financial products and options for members delivered at competitive prices.

The core values that drive the service and products offered by AA Credit Union include honesty, integrity, respect, and professionalism. It has a net worth of more than $623 million and assets of more than $5.96 billion.

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Key Factors Leading Us to Rank This Firm as One of This Year’s Top Credit Union Firms

Upon completing our detailed reviews, American Airlines Federal Credit Union was included in AdvisoryHQ’s ranking of this year’s best credit unions based on the following factors. 

AA Credit Union Review: Connection Points

Connection Points are offered for those AA Credit Union members with a Visa Platinum Rewards Credit Card. For every dollar spent on signature purchases, this credit union rewards the member with one Connection Point. Additionally, when you have a Visa Platinum Rewards Credit Card, you can also earn one Connection Point for every three dollars spent on signature purchases using an American Airlines Credit Union Visa Debit Card.

Connection Points can then be redeemed for:

  • Gift cards
  • Air travel
  • Vacation packages
  • Cruises
  • Experience packages
  • Rental cars

AA Credit Union Review: Credit Education Services

In an effort to help members plan better budgets, learn how to budget or discover tools and techniques for setting financial goals and reducing debt, American Airlines Credit Union features a team of Credit Education counselors.

Members can visit a credit union branch or make a phone call to take advantage of a free consultation with one of these expert counselors. All meetings are private and confidential, and members have the peace of mind of knowing they’re working with someone who’s an experienced, certified professional financial counselor. The counselor will look at everything from debt and spending to individualized financial goals as he/she helps the member create a tailored budget and financial plan.

AA Credit Union Review: Eligibility

AA Credit Union has pretty expansive membership eligibility criteria. It was started by a small group of American Airlines employees, but during its history, it’s grown to include anyone who works in the air transportation industry as well as their family.

This includes:

  • Employees of both airlines as well as airports
  • Administration and regulation/security airline or airport employees
  • Employees of companies with a dependency on airlines or airports who work with air transportation of freight, air courier services, air passenger services, airport baggage handling, commercial airport custodian services, commercial aircraft cleaning, maintenance, servicing and repairs, commercial airport runway maintenance services, and onboard airline food services

Eligible members can apply for membership as soon as they begin their Air Transportation employment.

AA Credit Union Review: Visa Checkout

When AA Credit Union members use an American Airlines Credit Union credit or debit card to make purchases online, it includes advanced Visa Checkout capabilities. This means users can shop online but do so more quickly, thanks to this digital payment service.

It can be used anywhere Visa Checkout is accepted, and all users need to do is use their login to pay for transactions – without always having to enter card and shipping information.

All information is incredibly secure, with multiple layers of protection.

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