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tassojunior Feb 10, 11 11:54 am

[EXPIRED] Fee waived, US Airways Card, 30K + 10k @ anniversary
 
Update 3/5/13- Many people are getting denials and when phoning reconsideration finding it is because they are not Preferred or higher US members. No credit pulls are done when rejection is for this reason.

Update: 2/14/13- The Elite 40K link we've been using seems dead now.

In the meantime thanks to kdoughboy for the following 35K link with no 1st yr fee and bonus after first purchase:



LINK

(T&Cs at bottom)

See his post #2206 on page 148 for other links he found.

The above links seem to work even though you come to a "Sorry for technical difficulties" page. You can verify with the online status checker that it's submitted.

(The "trick" of opening a 35K link and then the old 40K link does not work. It appears your application is submitted and under consideration but in fact is non-existent.)

Update: 12/22/12

There is a new application link floating around some blogs that does not waive the annual fee or mention the 10K annual bonus. While it's nice to help blogs sometimes, that's a lot to give up. The application above is still the best.

Also some US applications have a spot for "employee number". It's not necessary to fill it in. People are getting approved and their miles after leaving it blank.

Update: 10/14/11

Churnable & Multiple Cards Approved
Can now confirm you can churn this card and even get a 2nd US Air card. I've had my US Air card for about 5 months and a Lufthansa card with $5K limit. Monday I closed the Lufthansa and tonight on phone with Barclays credit card approval hotline ( 866-408-4064 ) I was approved for 2nd US card. Said I needed to keep spending separated. They said no problem. (Thx milezjunkie for updated number!)


Fees for Balance Transfers continually vary on these apps so see what the current transfer fee is and whether it's worth the miles.

Yes it's just US Air and yes it's Barclays. But for those of us frozen out by Citi AA and maxed at Chase and AmEx, Barclays is another company to get a relationship with. Barclays usually pulls credit reports from TransUnion while others usually pull from Experian. Also for some of us (like DCA) US is the primary carrier.

US Air now has an waived-fee Dividend Miles card. That's extremely unusual for Barclays. The initial bonus after 1st use is 35K miles. Each anniversary 10K more miles is given ($89 annual fee). Although the application says it's for US elite members, anyone can use it.


My credit line was extended on the telephone to $11K so I could take full advantage of the $10K BT with one time $100 fee. The BT was transacted and my other account balance paid off within 3 days.

Holders of this credit card get 5K discounts on reward redemptions.

Holding the card restores expired miles in most situations on request.

US is a *Alliance member.

In addition:


*Earn 10,000 miles towards Dividend Miles Preferred status
*Up to two $99 companion tickets annually
*Preferred check-In
*Preferred Zone 2 boarding
*One complimentary US Airways Club day pass annually
*Discount on annual US Airways Club membership

Barclays is good to get a relationship with as they have many travel cards. I've been surprised at how pleasant they are on the telephone and how good their online account is.

There is also a no-fee US Air card which one can downgrade to after the first year to avoid the annual fee if the benefits of the regular card aren't useful.

There is a biz version of this card but it has a 25K bonus and the $79 fee must be paid. Better to get multiple personals.

Updates:
1. People getting approved only for the lower Platinum card are now getting the same 35K bonus as the World MasterCard.

2. Barclays seems to be pulling only TransUnion almost everyplace in US which is a Big Plus ! Chase & AmEx pull Experian & Equifax and most of us have many Experian pulls and no TransUnion pulls.

upgrader Feb 10, 11 12:02 pm

Link does not work. Keep in mind that the interest free transfer still has a $10/3% fee with it, whichever is greater.

tassojunior Feb 10, 11 12:53 pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by upgrader (Post 15840032)
Link does not work. Keep in mind that the interest free transfer still has a $10/3% fee with it, whichever is greater.

The BT fee maxes out at $100. On $10K that's just 1% BT fee and 0% interest for 6 months. Plus you get 10K miles for it.

Fixed link.

richinaz Feb 10, 11 1:20 pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by tassojunior (Post 15839975)
Yes it's just US Air and yes it's Barclays. But for those of us frozen out by Citi AA and maxed at Chase and AmEx, Barclays is another company to get a relationship with. Also for some of us (like DCA) US is the primary carrier.

US Air now has an waived-fee Dividend Miles card. That's extremely unusual for Barclays. The initial bonus after 1st use is 25K miles. Each anniversary 10K more miles is given ($89 annual fee).

In addition:


*Earn 10,000 miles towards Dividend Miles Preferred status
*Up to two $99 companion tickets annually
*Preferred check-In
*Preferred Zone 2 boarding
*One complimentary US Airways Club day pass annually
*Discount on annual US Airways Club membership

If you have a US Air account it is best to log in and look for promotions to find this application.

Otherwise here is a link and you can verify terms on the telephone:

LINK

Hopefully someone can devise a link directly to the promo page.


Also, since this confuses some people, the 10K miles towards preferred status are not extra miles but instead are miles you have earned via credit card purchases and switch from regular miles to preferred.

For example when you reach $25K in purchases before the end of the year then 10K miles that are already in your account will now count towards status. You balance of redeemable miles will not increase by 10K.

DCAorBust Feb 10, 11 1:33 pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by tassojunior (Post 15839975)
Barclays is good to get a relationship with as they have many travel cards. I've been surprised at how pleasant they are on the telephone and how good their online account is.

...

I have no idea whether churning or coins are possible.

You will find many, many opinions to the contrary about Barclays customer service in the US forum. My experiences with them have been OK, but I do have some occasional frustrations with their fraud detection. Less so in the last year or two.

You will also find reports in the US forum of inability to churn these cards (e.g., Barclays will decline subsequent credit apps if you are an existing or prior card holder). It seems that you can get the personal card and also the business card without much trouble, but churning either might not work.

As I indicated, I've held their card for a few years with no big trouble, but YMMV. I have the unadvertised World Elite version.

jaguar Feb 10, 11 1:39 pm

Thanks OP. Great deal - the link worked for me and just signed up and got approved on-line.

tassojunior Feb 10, 11 1:42 pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by richinaz (Post 15840473)
Another link is:
http://www.mostmiles.com/mvt/

Also, since this confuses some people, the 10K miles towards preferred status are not extra miles but instead are miles you have earned via credit card purchases and switch from regular miles to preferred.

For example when you reach $25K in purchases before the end of the year then 10K miles that are already in your account will now count towards status. You balance of redeemable miles will not increase by 10K.

Thanks but that link does not have the annual fee waived and says the required spend is $750 while the one in the promo US Air page has "after 1st purchase" and "fee waived first year". The link I gave has in the T&C fee waived 1st year. (In fact the one I had applied under also said $750 spend but I got my miles after my first purchase).

ThePointsCollector Feb 10, 11 4:13 pm

How is there award travel from non east coast cities?
Is it going to be just like Delta and ask for 35K for domestic flight?

FlyingBoat Feb 10, 11 4:36 pm

Regarding churning. Last year my wife lost her miles because I thought I had spent something on her card and didn't, so they weren't extended. She was able to cancel her card, get a new one to restore the lost miles and got the bonus miles with the new card. So that churn worked.

freeloader Feb 10, 11 4:50 pm

i got this card maybe 4 years ago, when it was branded by juniper (a barclay's subsidiary I believe). what would the odds be that i'd get the bonus again?

chespeak2002 Feb 10, 11 5:02 pm

For those who applied, can you check to see what Credit Bureau they pulled? Did they pull one or two or even 3?

For California, they usually pull TransUnion and maybe a second CR (like Equifax), sometimes 3rd. I'm deciding whether or not to apply depending on how they pull credit.

hoya2lane Feb 10, 11 5:07 pm

Anyone have experience churning this card?

I had this card previously..the interface for online statements/payment is clunky and outdated. I also had problems with Mastercard generally....lots of false positive fraud checkups which resulted in embarrassing denials (even though I was far from my limit)

richinaz Feb 10, 11 5:12 pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bored_Russian (Post 15841560)
How is there award travel from non east coast cities?
Is it going to be just like Delta and ask for 35K for domestic flight?

I'm not familiar with Delta.

I'm not located on the east coast (I live in Arizona) and it cost 125,000 miles for a first class reward ticket to FRA. The route was on US Airways from PHX-IAH and then on Lufthansa IAH-FRA. Business class on Star Alliance partners is 100,000.

If you fly US Airways metal you can find cheaper rewards via the credit card and off peak awards (such as 55K business to Europe R/T in certain winter months).

Like any other program if you are flexible you can find some rewards, if not YMMV.

tassojunior Feb 10, 11 6:10 pm

Besides getting 5K off awards having the card US has off-peak awards too. Europe in Jan. & Feb. for 35K rt and RIO in May and October for 35K RT. That's 30K Roundtrip for card holders.

I just did a check for May DCA to GIG (Rio) and found plenty of US flight availability for 30K roundtrip !

The flight to Rio goes thru Charlotte.

Milezjunkie Feb 10, 11 7:44 pm

Now it makes sense. Last month I wrote and asked if they would waive my annual fee because otherwise I would cancel. They wrote back and said currently they had no cards without annual fees but told me to check back next month... Time to write them again and see what they can offer.


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