Comparison of Three Major Airline Credit Cards

American Airlines, United, and Delta all release several co-branded credit cards with various benefits, bonuses, and fees.

I have attempted to summarize the following cards on one table for easy comparison:

Some credit card offers in this post have expired, but they might come back.

You Will Get Your Bonus Miles from Your US Airways Card

I got a US Airways MasterCard just before the program disappeared, merged into the American Airlines AAdvantage program. Today, I activated the card--a card which theoretically earns miles in a defunct program.

I've gotten a lot of tweets, emails, and messages from others who opened the card just recently and haven't yet earned their 50,000 mile bonus.

Current State of Free Oneways

This blog became famous because I was the first to articulate how to book free one ways on United and US Airways awards.

A free one way is a one way trip to or from your home airport that is tacked onto another award for no extra miles.

Confirmed: AAdvantage and Dividend Miles Plan to Combine March 28, Last Day to Book US Airways Awards is March 25

Update 3/24/15:

American Airlines has confirmed that the integration of AAdvantage and Dividend Miles will begin, though the process could take several days.

Tomorrow (3/25/15) is the last day you can book US Airways Dividend Miles awards.


The reliable rumor is that American Airlines and US Airways plan to combine their mileage programs on March 28, which is this Saturday.

US Airways and American Airlines legally merged in December 2013.
They announced in October 2014 that the AAdvantage and Dividend Miles programs would combine in the second quarter (April 1 to June 30) of 2015.
They announced a few

A Working Link to the 50k US Airways Card, Today at Least

Here's Barclaycard's page listing "all" its credit cards. Conspicuously absent from the list is the US Airways card.

We know that The US Airways® Premier World MasterCard® will no longer be offered to new applicants as soon as the US Airways and American Airlines frequent flyer programs integrate, some time in the next 23 days.

US Airways Program to End in April. April 17?

Update at 5:55 PM ET: An email today from Dividend Miles says that Dividend Miles will be ended within 30 days:
In October, we announced we would combine our frequent flyer programs in the second quarter of this year. And now, we're on track to bring the US Airways Dividend Miles® program into the AAdvantage® program within the next 30 days.

I Don’t Think Today Is The Last Day to Open the US Airways MasterCard

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.

Awards To Book with US Airways Miles Before The Chart Disappears

I'm sitting on around 100,000 US Airways miles, and I can always get more by transferring in SPG Starpoints at a rate of 20,000 Starpoints to 25,000 US Airways miles.

If I do nothing more, my US Airways miles will be transferred 1:1 to my American Airlines account some time between April and June. I already took a minute to link my accounts to ensure a smooth transfer.

HURRY: Glitch Causing Tons of Business Class Space to Europe with AA and US Airways Miles

Update February 3: I first wrote about this deal on January 18. At that time, it lasted less than 48 hours. The space came back over the weekend, and I didn't write about because it disappeared in a few hours before I could.

It came back today, and it disappeared within 10 minutes of Gary Leff writing about it. Let's say it lasted one hour.

Buy Up to 260,000 American Airlines Miles with 40% Bonus and 10% Discount. Good Deal?

American Airlines and US Airways are both running sales on the purchase of their miles through March 3, 2015.