Type of promotion: Credit Card, increased sign-up offer
Brands: US Airways and Barclays
The best available offer for the US Airways Barclaycard is now 50,000 bonus miles. Well, it's only 40,000 really since the extra 10,000 requires a balance transfer which costs extra.
See our review for the 40,000 card here.
All benefits from this card:
-40,000 Bonus Miles after your first purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee
-Earn 2 miles per $1 on US Airways purchases. Earn 1 mile per $1 spent everywhere else
-Redeem flights for 5,000 fewer miles. Reward travel at only 20,000 miles
-Annual companion certificate good for up to 2 companion tickets at $99 each, plus taxes and fees
-First checked bag FREE on eligible bags for you and up to four companions on domestic US Airways operated flights
-Priority boarding Zone 2 on US Airways operated flights
All of this and more for a low $89 annual fee, not waived
Terms and conditions:
1 Offer subject to credit approval. Not everyone will qualify for the Premier World MasterCard or World MasterCard. In order to be approved for a Premier World MasterCard or World MasterCard and all of the benefits featured here, you must meet the credit and income criteria previously established for this offer. This offer is available to new Cardmembers only. For information about rates, fees, the Annual Fee, other costs, and the reward program rules (including miles accrual rate, bonus miles awards, etc.) and benefits associated with the use of this credit card program, please see the Terms and Conditions.
2 Important Balance Transfer Information: The 0% introductory APR on balance transfers is applicable for the first 15 months after the account is opened. At the end of the introductory period, the APR for all balance transfer balances will be either 15.99%, 19.99% or 24.99% (variable), which will be determined at account opening based on your credit worthiness. This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate. If you make a balance transfer you will be charged interest on purchases if you do not pay off your entire balance, which includes any transferred balance, by the payment due date each month. This introductory APR does not apply to Purchase or Cash Advance transactions. For information about the rates, fees, the annual fee, and other costs associated with the use of this credit card account, please see the Terms and Conditions.
3 Bonus Miles: Applicants who are approved for the Premier World MasterCard will receive 40,000 bonus miles after the first use of the account for a Purchase or Balance Transfer (that are not later returned or rescinded) and have paid the Annual Fee on the account (and such fee is not rescinded). Applicants who are approved for the World MasterCard will receive 15,000 bonus miles after the first use of your account for a Purchase or Balance Transfer (that are not later returned or rescinded) and have paid the Annual Fee on the account (and such fee is not rescinded). Bonus miles will be sent to US Airways at the close of your billing statement after qualifying transaction(s) have been posted. Balance Transfer Checks do not qualify for bonus miles.
Balance Transfer Bonus Miles: Earn one (1) mile per one dollar ($1) in balances transferred to your US Airways Dividend Miles MasterCard requested in the first 90 days after account opening, up to a maximum of ten thousand (10,000) miles. Please note: If you make a balance transfer you will be charged interest on purchases if you do not pay off your entire balance, which includes any transferred balance, by the payment due date each month. There is a fee for Balance Transfers. Balance Transfer Checks and Convenience Checks do not qualify for balance transfer bonus miles. The Balance Transfer is subject to the Balance Transfer Fee set forth in the Terms and Conditions.
Earning Miles: Premier World MasterCard Cardmembers will receive two (2) miles per one dollar ($1) on US Airways purchases and one (1) mile per one dollar ($1) spent on all other purchases. World and MasterCard Cardmembers will receive one (1) mile per one dollar ($1) on US Airways purchases and one (1) mile per one dollar ($1) spent on all other purchases. See Terms and Conditions for complete details.
First Class check-in and Zone 2 boarding: Premier World Cardmembers are invited to check-in at the US Airways Preferred or First Class counter when checking-in for their flight. The Primary Cardholder of the Premier World MasterCard or World MasterCard is invited to board the aircraft early as part of Zone 2 provided their Dividend Miles number is part of their reservation. First Class check-in and Zone 2 boarding are only available on US Airways operated and marketed flights.
Annual Companion Certificate. The Companion Certificate issued to Cardmembers with the $89 Annual Fee MasterCard is redeemable for two companion tickets (starting at $99 each, plus taxes and fees). The initial Companion Certificate will be sent to you in your welcome package within 2-4 weeks of account opening, and then every year you are a cardmember on your account opening anniversary. The Companion Certificate is valid for travel in the Continental U.S. or Canada with the purchase of a US Airways ticket (minimum fare purchase of $250). Individuals flying on a companion ticket must be on the same itinerary as the primary cardmember. The Companion Certificate is valid for travel within 12 months and tickets must be purchased within 9 months from the certificate issue date. Additional restrictions, taxes and fees apply, see certificates for full details.
4 20,000 Mile Award Travel: The Primary Cardmember will receive a five thousand (5,000) mile discount off of each eligible Award Ticket. For example, if twenty-five thousand (25,000) Dividend Miles are required to redeem an award ticket, then as a US Airways Dividend Miles MasterCard Cardmember who met the criteria set forth in the Terms and Conditions, the Cardmember's Dividend miles account would only be deducted by twenty thousand (20,000) miles instead of twenty-five thousand (25,000) miles. For more information visit www.usairways.com.
Restrictions apply. Please see important information about the US Airways Dividend Miles MasterCard credit card program in the Terms and Conditions. All US Airways Dividend Miles Terms and Conditions apply. Failure to pay the Annual Fee may result in forfeiture of Bonus Miles and other benefits. Balance Transfer Checks do not qualify for miles. The US Airways Dividend Miles MasterCard program is issued by Barclays Bank Delaware, member FDIC.
Redeem miles for award travel on US Airways and American Airlines booked through usairways.com or US Airways Reservations.
This card is issued by Barclays Bank Delaware pursuant to license from MasterCard International Incorporated.
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About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents. Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines. You can reach Torsten at [email protected]
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