Even though US Airways and American Airlines have merged, it is still possible to apply for a US Airways credit card. Following the merger, the US Airways brand will eventually be retired. Even so, there is still a limited opportunity to apply for the US Airways Premier World MasterCard. The card gives you 40,000 bonus miles after your first purchase, but it carries an $89 annual fee.
If you fly on either US Airways or American Airlines, this is still be a good deal because 40,000 miles is more than enough miles for a domestic a round-trip flight. The reason why there is some urgency for people wanting to take advantage of this offer is that the offer will certainly disappear when the US Airways brand disappears.
This US Airways credit card is issued by Barclaycard. The American Airlines version is issued by Citibank. To be honest, I had canceled both my US Airways and American credit cards a while ago. I had applied for them long before airlines started offering such generous sign on bonuses.
But if you don't fly on either US Airways or American, it is probably not a good idea to apply for this card. In that case, I suggest the Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard with no annual fee as it is my favorite travel card. Travel rewards can be used on any airline or actually for any type of travel. This one gives you 20,000 miles (approx. value $220) as a one-time bonus. They also offer the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World MasterCard which offers a 40,000 mile ($440) bonus, but has an $89 annual fee after the first year.
Let me know if you have US Airways MasterCard, or have other comments. Thanks.
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