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US Airways Promotion

The US Airways BarclayCard 50,000 Miles Sign-Up Offer

For the past year, the US Airways Premier MasterCard has witnessed quite a number of sign-up bonuses. And this has ranged between 30,000 and 40,000 miles.
However, they’ve just increased their sign up bonus of 50,000 miles after the first purchase alongside a payment of $89 annual fees.
These miles are usually awarded whenever you make the purchase, thus the billing cycle ought to post quickly enough if you request for the card to be rushed.
The US Airways miles are pretty valuable, but you can still obtain them directly from US Airways at 1.9 cents for every piece. This can even go as low as 1.1 cents if you purchase them via their occasional 100 percent Share Miles Promotions.
At the valuation of 1.9 cents, the 50,000 miles is worth $950. Now, subtract the annual fee and you still remain with $861 in value, without considering the other benefits, which include:

• Limited Time Offer: here you earn 50,000 bonus miles once you’ve made your first purchase alongside the $89 annual fee.
• Free first checked bag on your eligible bags, and up to four friends (or companion) on domestic operated flights.
• A one companion certificate for up to two guests, who’ll travel with you, but on a US Airways-operated flight at $99 each, inclusive of taxes and fees.
• You get the priority to board via Zone 2 on US Airways-operated flights
• When you book travels through (or US Airways Reservations), then the miles are redeemable for award.
• When you purchase 2 miles for every $1 you spend on American Airlines and US Airways, and 1 miles for every $1 elsewhere, then you get to earn miles on each of the purchases.
• Receive 25 percent savings on eligible American Airlines and US Airways in-flight purchases.

The cardholders of the US Airways MasterCard also get to enjoy the following:
A 25 percent in-flight savings on beverage, food, and headset purchases on American Airlines and US Airways. This appears as a credit on your statement.
Apart from earning 2X miles for each dollar you’ll spend on US Airways, you’ll also get to earn the same on American Airlines flights.

Some of the aforementioned benefits are expected to change in 2015, especially the companion ticket and the 5,000 mile discount awards. But don’t you worry; there is still enough time to get value of them this years before they expire.
The card will remain even after the merger between American Airlines and US Airlines is complete. The same goes for the co-branded card American AAdvantage Aviator.
Therefore, it is advisable that you signup now and take advantage of the offers.

British Airways Avios

Avios can be redeemed for reward flights on British Airways and its partner airlines, including the oneworld® alliance, to nearly 1,000 destinations worldwide. Plus, you can use Avios to upgrade to the next cabin when you make a cash booking with British Airways, Iberia or American Airlines. You can spend them on a range of rewards, including flights with us and our oneworld® partners, flight upgrades, hotel accommodation and car rental. And if you don’t quite have enough Avios or want to save some for later, you can pay using a combination of Avios and money.