The US Airways MasterCard issued by Barclaycard is disappearing very soon, but we don’t know when. The card offers 50,000 bonus US Airways miles on first purchase as a sign up bonus. US Airways miles will become American Airlines miles some time between April 1 and June 30. (Again, we don’t know exactly when.)
This is a no-brainer card you want to get before it disappears because the 50,000 US Airways miles can be added to the 106,000 American Airlines miles you can get from two other cards.
Some credit card offers in this post have expired, but they might come back. If they do they will appear –> Click here for the top current credit card sign up bonuses.
Right now the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® MasterCard® comes with 50,000 bonus miles after spending $3,000 in the first three months. The card also comes with other awesome benefits like a 10% rebate on miles used for award bookings.
The business version, the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World MasterCard®, also comes with 50,000 bonus miles after spending $3,000 in the first three months. This card comes with 2x miles on select business purchases and a 5% miles bonus on renewal. One person can have both cards.
When the US Airways card disappears, existing cardholders will be converted to an American Airlines card issued by Barclaycard. I just got this email from Barclaycard about the transition.
But there is some speculation that the US Airways card will disappear to new applicants today (March 12.) The speculation is based on those referral emails Barclaycard has sent out. My referral email is below, and it said that I would earn miles for referring friends to the US Airways card by January 18.
Some people’s referral email says that they will earn miles for referring people until March 12–today!
Was that date–March 12–chosen because that’s the last day the card will be available to new applicants? I don’t think so. I think the card will be available until some time next month (at least) because I know of no reason why Barclaycard would have to stop issuing new US Airways cards until the US Airways Dividend Miles program is ended. That would mean the US Airways card is open to new applicants for at least three more weeks and maybe three more months.
But if you’ve been planning to get the card and putting it off, maybe you should get the US Airways card today to get it over with. If you get the card, get it through a referral link of a fellow reader on this page, so you both earn big miles.