Or, consider other cards for 50,000 or more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
$750 for air / hotel / car bookings. Or transfer points to United, Southwest, Hyatt, and more.
No annual fee.
American and US Airways are merging, and along with that the US Airways Dividend Miles program will disappear in 2015.
What will happen to your US Airways Dividend Miles credit card?
You’ll be able to earn AAdvantage miles with it in 2015. According to an article referenced here, Barclaycard, the bank that issues US Airways cards, says all US Airways credit card accounts will be converted into a card that earns American AAdvantage miles, and you will retain the exact same account with Barclaycard.
And if you have a Citibank American AAdvantage credit card it will continue with the same account as always with Citibank.
But American AAdvantage members should also consider getting a US Airways card from Barclaycard in 2014.
The US Airways card will turn into an American AAdvantage card with special benefits only available if you apply before AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles merge in 2015.
That means if you apply by 2015 and get grandfathered in as a US Airways card holder you will get…
So Barclays may end up offering better benefits than the Citi AAdvantage card to keep customers around longer. You might see special annual mile bonuses, companion tickets, or other features not found on the Citi AAdvantage credit cards. But you’ll only be eligible for these benefits if you have a US Airways credit card account before the frequent flier program merger is complete next year.
Since Citibank will be the only bank allowed to create *new* American Airlines credit card accounts, you’ll always be able to take advantage of its benefits. It will be okay to have 2 or more American AAdvantage credit cards.
But you’ll only be able to take advantage of the benefits on the coming Barclays AAdvantage credit card if you open a US Airways account before the programs merge in 2015.
When should you apply? You may not be able to combine American and US Airways miles until 2015. So it’s probably fine to wait until late 2014 to open a US Airways credit card account, and perhaps get a bigger bonus offer than what’s being advertised now for the US Airways card.
Apply now if you want to take advantage of US Airways’ existing mileage program, which will change with new rules and prices by next year when it merges with American AAdvantage.
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