I have the Citi AAdvantage Executive card from earlier this year when they were offering 100,000 mile signup bonus. The card offers 2x points on all American Airline flights and 1x points for all other purchases. Now that the merger is moving forward between American Airlines and and US Airways, I just received an e-mail from Citi that the card now offers 2x points on all US Airways flights.
Although the merger between the two airlines will most likely wrap up in 2015, this benefit will come in handy for anyone who flies the two airlines. Don’t forget that in 2015 any miles you have in your US Airways account will merge into the American Airlines AAdvantage program.
Earn 90,000 AAdvantage miles before the merger completes
- Barclaycard is still accepting credit card applications for the US Airways credit card. Currently the signup bonus is 40,000 miles after your first purchase with an $89 annual fee.
- You could then apply for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum card which is offering 50,000 miles after $3,000 in spending with a $95 annual fee that is waived the first year.
Depending on how you look at it, this deal could actually be better than the 100,000 mile offer that was going on earlier this year. By applying for these two cards, you only need to spend $3,000 + $89 in annual fees to collect 90,000 miles. The 100,000 mile offer that was out earlier this year came with $10,000 in spending and a $450 annual fee. The only downside is that you’ll have to apply for two cards and you’ll receive 10,000 less miles.
Keep in mind that once you collect your US Airways miles, you’ll have to wait until the two loyalty programs merge together before actually seeing 90,000 miles in your AAdvantage account. You won’t be able to convert the US Airways miles into AAdvantage miles on your own.