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. (Again, we don’t know exactly when.)

This is a no-brainer card you want to get before it disappears because the 50,000 US Airways miles can be added to the 106,000 American Airlines miles you can get from two other cards.

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Right now the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® MasterCard® comes with 50,000 bonus miles after spending $3,000 in the first three months. The card also comes with other awesome benefits like a 10% rebate on miles used for award bookings.

The business version, the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World MasterCard®, also comes with 50,000 bonus miles after spending $3,000 in the first three months. This card comes with 2x miles on select business purchases and a 5% miles bonus on renewal. One person can have both cards.

When the US Airways card disappears, existing cardholders will be converted to an American Airlines card issued by Barclaycard. I just got this email from Barclaycard about the transition.

Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 8.59.17 PM That says my US Airways card will be converted to an American Airlines card between April 1 and July 15. That fits in with the time frame of the end of the US Airways program.

But there is some speculation that the US Airways card will disappear to new applicants today (March 12.) The speculation is based on those referral emails Barclaycard has sent out. My referral email is below, and it said that I would earn miles for referring friends to the US Airways card by January 18.Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 9.01.36 PM

Some people’s referral email says that they will earn miles for referring people until March 12–today!

Was that date–March 12–chosen because that’s the last day the card will be available to new applicants? I don’t think so. I think the card will be available until some time next month (at least) because I know of no reason why Barclaycard would have to stop issuing new US Airways cards until the US Airways Dividend Miles program is ended. That would mean the US Airways card is open to new applicants for at least three more weeks and maybe three more months.

But if you’ve been planning to get the card and putting it off, maybe you should get the US Airways card today to get it over with. If you get the card, get it through a referral link of a fellow reader on this page, so you both earn big miles.

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  1. Is it still working to get a second usairways card if you already have one? I procrastinated it because I was buying a new car (done now) but would like to get a second if it’s still possible.

  2. I just referred someone yesterday and the website says the person can feet the bonus as long as they apply by April 17th. I’d bet that’s the last day to apply.

  3. Although the email starts January 18th as a deadline, if you click on the “start sharing” button, the new deadline date will appear at the bottom of the new page. Example- mine says January 18th, but when you click on the “Start sharing” it says the deadline is April 17th. I called US Airways to confirm and had a helpful rep who said the card was not expiring today. Hope this helps. Love the site and just booked a NZ and Australia trip thanks to all my new miles 🙂 Thanks!

  4. So- I just was dealing with this and spoke to a US airway rep. When you receive your email to refer friends, it may say a specific date in the email, but if you click “start sharing” button in the email, the next pop up will give an actual “apply by this date”. So although my email says 1/18… I just sent out some referrals that needed to be completed by 4/17! Hope this helps.

  5. I also had a deadline of January 18 for my referral link. However, just for fun I clicked on it today, and when I did it takes me to the referral engine, and that page says I can receive the bonus if friends apply by April 17. 2015.

    You might want to try the same.

  6. @Amy – I recently applied for and received a second US Airways card. But I did hear not everyone gets approved for a second card


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