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US Airways 40,000 mile bonus offer open to all – with annual fee

by on Thu February 14, 2013 • No Comment

US Airways MasterCardUS Airways has for a while had a 40,000 mile introductory bonus offer available for its US Airways World MasterCard. The catch was, the application page stated it was targeted to elite level Dividend Miles ‘Chairmans Preferred’ level flyers only. In practice, many if not all people who applied for that offer received the 40,000 miles without being Chairmans Preferred level flyers.

Well, now that the US Airways / American Airlines merger announcement is official, Barclays has opened up a 40,000 mile credit card offer to everyone, officially.

> Click here for a link to the 40,000 mile US Airways MasterCard offer

But note differences vs the prior (and no longer public) Chairman’s Preferred offer are:

  • There is an $89 annual fee, not waived the first year
  • There is no 10,000 mile bonus each year you renew the card and pay your annual fee

Not as good as the ‘secret’ deal that’s now dead, but just make one purchase on the credit card and the 40,000 bonus miles are yours for $89, a good deal, and better than the standard 30,000 mile credit card offer on US Airways’ website.

If you don’t want to pay an annual fee the first year, there is an offer that gives 35,000 miles after your first purchase. You also get 10,000 miles on your anniversary date after paying the annual fee.

> Click here for a link to the 35,000 mile US Airways MasterCard offer

These US Airways miles may combine with any American Airlines AAdvantage miles you have in the future, as long as the US Airways / American Airlines merger is completed.  So if you are an American Airlines flyer you should consider this card as an opportunity to build your balance.

20,000 miles could get you a roundtrip in the US on US Airways, and when they merge, assuming the American Airlines award levels hold, 25,000 miles could eventually get you a roundtrip on American and its partners.


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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Miles dont expireas long as card is open
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Partner Offer

50,000 bonus points

Intro Offer

$0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $95

Annual Fee


Foreign Transaction Fee Waived

Yes - transfer to United MileagePlus, Southwest Rapid Rewards, Marriott Rewards, and more

Points Can Transfer to Airline Miles ?

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