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Yesterday I posted about The US Airways® Premier World MasterCard and a new pretty great targeted offer that some are receiving. I also mentioned that I would absolutely get this card soon-ish before the merger with American Airlines, as they will eventually stop accepting new applicants at some point. I mean, I can’t imagine a future where you continue to issue a US Airways MasterCard when US Airways no longer exists?! One thing I said I did not know is what would happen to existing cardholders after the merger in terms of what type of card their US Airways MasterCard would become, but today we get a really awesome clue.
An email that went out to some current cardholders, myself included, states that:
With your US Airways Dividend Miles MasterCard, you receive 10,000 Dividend Miles every year on the anniversary of your account opening. We’re happy to let you know that once the US Airways and American Airlines loyalty programs combine in 2015, you’ll continue to receive this benefit in the form of 10,000 AAdvantage miles.
So my US Airways card issued by Barclaycard is going to award me bonus American AAdvantage miles after the merger!? Interesting…
The email goes on to say that:
You will also get a 25% discount on food, beverages, and headset purchases on US Airways and American Airlines flights in the form of a statement credit. You also will earn 2x miles not only on US Airways purchases, but also on American Airlines purchases.
I haven’t seen them explicitly advertize the version of the card that comes with 10,000 bonus miles at each anniversary in a little while now. I have had my US Airways card for a a number of years, and it is a version that comes with 10,000 miles each year, which I will happily accept in exchange for the $89 annual fee. I would love to know if newer card members also got this same email. I’ll do some digging myself, but this is certainly good news for those wondering what will happen to their card after the merger.