US Airways Premier World MasterCard Review

By Mark Jackson. Last updated 6 January 2021. 1 comment

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Editor's note: This card is no longer available. US Airways is now part of American Airlines. 

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®.

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.

Other Benefits

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.


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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Solid review on these 2 airline rewards cards. Thanks for listing the pros and cons for us.