The $99 US Airways companion ticket that comes each year for US Airways Dividend Miles World MasterCard holders is a source of confusion for a lot of people. That’s because it’s loaded with fine print, but if you use it right you can save hundreds of dollars on your next trip.
If you meet the requirements, it will let you bring along up to two companions on a trip for $99 each, while you pay the normal airfare of $250 or more.
So what are the catches? Well, we combed through the fine print and these are the ones that matter…
But other than that your’e in good shape. One of the surprising things is there is no specific fare bucket you have to find to be able to book the companion ticket. Usually deals like this require availability in the very lowest discount fares. But here, you just need to find a fare of $250 or more that has enough seats for the 2 or 3 of you.
What about the merger? Your companion ticket benefit remains in place for now – the Dividend Miles MasterCard will remain the same until 2015. After that, Barclays will send you a new American AAdvantage card with the same account number. We’re not sure the companion ticket benefit will remain after that, but there is a good possibility it will, as this new American AAdvantage card will be separate from the one Citibank issues.
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