An Even Better Bonus on the Barclaycard US Airways Card!

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I wrote about the increased 50,000 mile sign-up bonus on the Barclaycard US Airways card a few days ago.

Thanks to Million Mile Secrets readers for pointing out a better offer for this card!

For a limited time, you can get 50,000 miles PLUS another 10,000 miles on your account anniversary.  The previous offer did not include the anniversary miles, so this is a much better deal.

This isn’t my link, but Emily and I will always tell you about better offers even when they don’t earn us a commission.

What’s the Deal?

Link:   Barclaycard US Airways Premier World MasterCard

Link:   My Review of the Barclaycard US Airways Premier World MasterCard

You’ll get a 50,000 mile bonus with the Barclaycard US Airways card after you make your 1st purchase and pay the $89 annual fee.  And when you renew your card in a year, you’ll get another 10,000 miles.

Note: Even though the offer says it’s specifically for US Airways Preferred members, this hasn’t generally been enforced on previous targeted offers.

An Even Better Bonus On The Barclays US Airways Card

Get 50,000 Miles Plus 10,000 Miles on Your Card Anniversary

This card also gives you:

  • 1 Admirals Club or US Airways Club lounge pass (for you and up to 2 guests)
  • 1 free checked bag for you and up to 4 companions on domestic flights and priority boarding
  • 25% discount on in-flight purchases like food and drink
  • 5,000 mile discount on award tickets (US Airways flights only)
  • A companion certificate for up to 2 guests
  • 2 points per $1 you spend on US Airways and American Airlines
  • 1 point per $1 you spend on everything else
An Even Better Bonus On The Barclays US Airways Card

Enjoy Free Snacks and Beverages Before Your Flight With an Admirals Club Lounge Pass

US Airways and American Airlines are merging, so your US Airways miles will become American Airlines miles in the 2nd quarter of 2015.

At that time, this card will also offer:

  • $100 flight discount on your account anniversary if you spend more than $30,000 in a year
  • 10% rebate on redeemed miles, up to 10,000 miles each year

This deal could get you lots of Big Travel with Small Money!  For example, 50,000 miles (when they become American Airlines miles) is enough for an off-peak round-trip award ticket to Japan (October 1 to April 30).

An Even Better Bonus On The Barclays US Airways Card

Sashimi Anyone? You Could Use the 50,000 Mile Sign-Up Bonus to Fly Round-Trip to Japan

Note: Because of the merger, the Barclaycard US Airways card will be discontinued.  So this could be your last opportunity to get this card with an increased sign-up bonus!

After the card is phased out, existing cardholders will receive the new Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator card, but it won’t be open to new applicants.

What If You’ve Already Applied for the Card?

If you recently applied for the Barclaycard US Airways card, either with the 40,000 mile bonus or 50,000 mile offer (without the anniversary miles), call Barclaycard to see if you can be matched to the better offer.

An Even Better Bonus On The Barclays US Airways Card

Don’t Be Afraid to Pick Up the Phone and Ask Barclaycard to Increase Your Bonus If You Applied Earlier

Million Mile Secrets readers and folks on FlyerTalk confirm that Barclaycard will often give you the extra miles.  It sounds like you’ll have the most luck if you applied for your card after November 1, 2014.

But even if you got the card earlier than that, it’s worth a try!

Bottom Line

Many thanks to Million Mile Secrets readers for letting us know about a better offer for the Barclaycard US Airways card.  You’ll get 50,000 miles after your 1st purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee, plus 10,000 miles on your card anniversary.

Update:  Some folks report being denied for not being a Preferred member, so you may want to consider the Barclaycard US Airways 50,000 mile card (without the anniversary miles) instead.

Even though we don’t earn a commission for this deal, Emily and I will always share better offers with our readers!

If you’ve recently applied for the card with a lower sign-up bonus, call Barclaycard to see if they’ll match you to the better offer.  Many folks have been successful!

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26 responses to “An Even Better Bonus on the Barclaycard US Airways Card!

  1. It took you 6 days to write of the better offer when it was told to you immediately and written about elsewhere. Very dissapointed in your “mother in law rule”. Additionally, the old post does not include the updated offer at all.

  2. “Even though we don’t earn a commission for this deal, Emily and I will always share better offers with our readers!”

    LOL. A week after the affiliate link went up.

    What a fraud. No wonder you’re embarrassed to refer to it as the MIL rule anymore. She must have asked you to stop.

  3. I applied for this offer yesterday and was immediately denied. When I called the reconsideration line I was told that I was denied for not being a preferred us airways member. No credit report was pulled. The rep told me I was the second person to call him with this issue that day. He thought that was unusual, so maybe something changed in their processing of these applications. Now I’m unable to apply for the regular offer for 30 days. The system will not even accept the new application and the reconsideration line is unable to do anything about it.

  4. What number would you call to ask about the additional 10,000 miles? I sent a secure message and was shot down.

  5. @Adam @Katie

    Sounds like some sour grapes!

  6. Called and got rejected on adding the 10K bonus. Too bad but you win some, you lose some.

  7. I called them, not able to get 10,000 anniversary miles, I was told to cancel the card that I just got approved and apply the new one, I didn’t want to take the risk. But they did offer me 5000 miles if I spend $1000 within three months. I think its not bad deal, so I took it.

  8. Is there a business version of the US Airways card?

  9. “I called them, not able to get 10,000 anniversary miles, I was told to cancel the card that I just got approved and apply the new one, I didn’t want to take the risk. But they did offer me 5000 miles if I spend $1000 within three months. I think its not bad deal, so I took it.” <– that's great Lauren. I called and was not able to get the anniversary miles as well even though I had applied for the card 2 days ago. They didn't even offer me 5K miles if I spent $1000. I'll try again tomorrow and hopefully get a different representative.

  10. I cancelled this card about six months ago that was offering 40,000 miles and first year annual fee waived. Would it be possible to get approve for this offer, if not how long must I wait to apply?

    Thanks for your help,

  11. DO NOT use this offer unless you’re a US Airways Preferred member. You won’t get approved. Things have definitely changed and you’ll get immediately rejected now.

  12. I signed up for the personal card in October at 40k miles. I just called up and asked about the extra 10k and the anniversary bonus. Was told they couldn’t grant me the anniversary bonus but would give me 5k additional miles which would show up on my next statement. The operator then said to call again once my anniversary was due and they may offer something at that time regarding miles for retaining my card. 5k miles for a 5 minute phone call. For United Explorer I have to spend $25k to get bonus 10k miles so this phone call was well worth it!

  13. Applied for the 40,000 + 10,000 annual bonus several weeks ago. They were able to meet half way and will add 5,000. Said the 50,000 + 10,000 annual bonus is a targeted offer and the new limited time offer of 50,000 does not include 10,000 annual bonus. So happy with the extra 5,000.

    • @Adam @Katie – The links in the old post redirect to the new offer. 🙂

      @ Don – There is a business version, but it doesn’t have such a large bonus.

      @ Kate – I was able to get more than 1, so it could be possible to get another one. But you could also be denied..

  14. DO NOT USE! My family used this link and was denied. I used the previous link last week and was approved. I think Barcalays is checking if you’re actually “preferred.”

    Daraius should put his affiliate link back up. At least I was able to get that one.

  15. Absolutely DO NOT USE this link. (I did). Barclays has a list of Preferred elites and if you’re not one your app is denied immediately without exception and you CANNOT apply with Barclays again for 30 days.

  16. Just got my bonus 40K from the card I applied for in early October. Called about the additional 10K, was told yes after a number of transfers and then on the last transfer told no and that it’s only a December offer. Didn’t ask about the 10K anniversary miles.

  17. My wife was approved for the preferred card with 40k/10k anniversary bonus about 3 weeks ago. And she didn’t even have a US Airways account, much less Preferred satus. Then when the 50k came up i told her to call them and they gave her 10k right away and 40k after she pays the $89 AF.

  18. The csr made clear to me that as of last week Barclays has programmed their computers to immediately kick out applications whose #’s are not Preferred. My kick-out took 2 seconds. No way they can waive the 30-day exclusion to re-apply for the correct card either.

  19. I applied using this link and was approved with 5k line even though I am not a preferred member. Anyone else for approved via the link?

  20. Question I have 2 same open US Airways CC already 1 from 2 years ago 1 from 1 year would they approve me for a 3rd if I did not close my first 2?

    I use the 1st 2 a little once in a while pay them full all time.

  21. Tried calling them to get my 50,000 mile bonus card upgraded to one with the 10,000 mile anniversary bonus, the rep keeps telling me that the 10,000 mile anniversary bonus is only for the 40,000 bonus mile card. I pointed them to, still no luck for me

  22. Any advice on my question above? I really wanna apply but worry my 2 same opened once will get me denied. 1 over a year 1 over 2 years.

  23. Is Barclay approving applicants for the US Airway 50,000 offer, if they already have a Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®, obtained a few months back ? Thanks.

  24. I made the mistake of following the preferred member link when initially applying for this card and was shot down (no hard pull). A month later I utilized the link directly from the Barclaycard website (which is the same you have posted on this string) and was shot down yet again. My credit score is above 820 and the only thing I can think of is that I am an American Airlines card holder, but that can’t be it can it? Any thoughts, since I’ll have to wait for a response from Barclaycard in the mail which will likely take a week or two.