Barclays US Airways Premier World MasterCard Review
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If you're a fan of US Airways, the easiest way to get cheaper flights and upgrades for that airline is to join their Dividend Miles rewards program. Even better is signing up for the US Airways Premier World MasterCard®.
Why We Like This Card
- 40,000 sign-up bonus miles
- Travel perks
How It Works
You'll earn 2 miles for every $1 you spend on US Airways and American Airlines purchases, along with 1 mile for every $1 spent on purchases everywhere else. Due to the recent merger, you can use miles from this card toward any US Airways or American Airlines flight booked through US Airways.
Sign up offer: Earn 40,000 bonus miles after your first purchase (and payment of the $89 annual fee). This may be enough for an award ticket to the Caribbean, especially since you get a 5,000 mile discount on US Airways.
(Editor's note: For a limited time, you can earn 50,000 bonus miles after your first purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee.)
There are some great benefits associated with this card.
Free first checked bag. Cardholders will be able to get their first checked bag free on eligible bags for you and up to four companions on domestic US Airways operated flights.
Companion certificate. Cardmembers will also receive one companion certificate good for up to 2 guests to travel with you on a US Airways operated flight at $99 each (plus taxes and fees).
Priority boarding. Enjoy priority boarding Zone 2 on flights operated by US Airways while you have this card.
- $89 Annual Fee
- 15.99%-24.99% APR
- 3% Foreign Transaction Fee
Lucrative miles for travelers. These cards are great for the frequent US Airways traveler. The quick amount of points you can earn for a first purchase is a major plus in my book.
Nice travel benefits. Perks like Zone 2 boarding and a 25% savings on eligible US Airways and American Airlines in-flight purchases sound good to me!
Foreign transaction fee. There is a 3% foreign transaction fee, so these cards may not be the best to use abroad.
Who This Card Is Best For
If you prefer US Airways over other airlines, and/or live near a hub of US Airways these cards will get your great deals on their flights and services. With the new entry of the airline into OneWorld in March, frequent flyers of US Airways now have many different options for seeing the world. These cards will help you rack up points balances quite nicely, and give you some great new perks in the process.
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