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US Airways Credit Card – Up To 40,000 Bonus Miles

I normally do not like credit card offers that offer up to a certain amount. I have mentioned before about some of these offers and how they can be a little off in their presentation. There are a couple of things I like about this particular card and why it would be a good card to add to your mile earning plans:

  • It is with Barclay Bank – most of the great bonuses are with Chase and American Express, since this is with a different bank, you have a better chance of getting this card anytime (and probably, instantly)
  • Having the card allows you (the primary card holder) to redeem awards for 5,000 fewer miles – this means that a US award ticket can be redeemed for only 20,000 miles!

So, what are the details?

  • $89 Annual Fee (not waived)
  • 15,000 Bonus Miles after first use
  • 15,000 Bonus Miles after spending $750 in the first 90 days
  • Up to 10,000 Bonus Miles with a balance transfer in the first 30 days
  • 0% interest on balance transfers for the first 6 months
  • 15.99% or 24.99% APR (based upon credit worthiness)
  • Negative – you do NOT get a free checked bag with this card
  • Up to 2 $99 Companion Flights a year (issued after your card renewal)
  • First Class Check-In (a great way to combat the growing check-in lines at airports)
  • Zone 2 Boarding (a great way to find a place to stash your carry-ons before the general public boards)
This is also the only airline-branded credit card that I am aware of that gives you periodic balance transfer offers (0% for 12 months, etc). This can be useful if you are interested in transferring some higher balances. This is also the only credit card I have that continues to raise my credit limit every 6 months (they doubled the credit line over the past year).

There is another card that offers a lower annual fee ($49), but with the additional miles plus the ability to redeem for 5,000 fewer miles on your award tickets makes the extra $40 worth it. I have this card (though I rarely use it) thanks to the lesser award ticket requirements.

Click here to apply (Note: This link is direct from the credit card company – I do not receive any commission for you clicking through this link or applying for this card).


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