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Old Jan 9, 2014, 8:14 am
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*** Historical information follows: ***

Do not use a Preferred Application (10K Anniversay bonus) if you are not Preferred Elite. The reconsideration csr said as of December 11, 2014 the Preferred numbers are programmed in their computer and non-Preferred are immediately kicked out with no credit check. You cannot apply for any Barclays card for 30 days after rejection.

from the rejection letter I received:
The Dividend Miles number you provided on the application does not currently reflect a Preferred Status within the Dividend Miles program, and unfortunately this offer is only available to Dividend Miles members with Preferred Status. A credit report was not used in making this determination.


Note: If you are an existing cardholder of the older version of this card with a perpetual anniversary bonus, please ask account questions here:
[EXPIRED] Fee waived, US Airways Card, 30K + 10k @ anniversary

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Current offers:
There is a new (as of Dec. 4, 2014) public offer for 50,000 bonus miles after the first purchase, $89 annual fee is not waived:
http://www.worldgotbigger.com/us-airways-credit-card/


There is also an offer for 50k now and 10k at first anniversary, for preferred members only, reported by jrobinson5 in Post 935 - but see that post for the link and that user's difficulties with it.

Older offers that may still work:

50k Offers - There are individually targeted offers circulating for a 50k signup bonus. No one has yet identified a way to apply without actually receiving a personalized code from Barclays in advance.

40k miles after first purchase; $89 annual fee NOT waived [This is the standard public offer]

40k miles after first purchase plus 10k miles at first (and only first) anniversary; $89 annual fee NOT waived [Note: For"Preferred Members Only"; for similar offers, this has been sporadically enforced - see the anniversary miles thread below for historical data]


Alternately, there is a long-running 35,000 mile offer with first year fee waived and 10,000 miles every anniversary:

Fee waived, no spend, US Airways Card, 35K (WIKI) Now dead - However, see that thread for 30k + 10k anniversary offer

(All offers with perpetual anniversary bonus are no longer available)

FAQ's
What will happen to this card when American and US Airways mileage plans are merged ?
The best information we has says that when that happens, Barclays will no longer be able to issue new cards, but your existing card will continue to be serviced by Barclays and become an American Airlines "red" credit card with benefits similar to the Citi AA Platinum card now issued (http://mommypoints.boardingarea.com/...erican-merger/)

Can I churn this card?
Yes

When can I apply for my 2nd/3rd/etc cards?
The general consensus is that you wait 6 months between applications with calling for recon significantly reducing your chances (better to get instant approval). YMMV. Note that in late 2014 there were several successful reports of people applying sooner than 6 months.

Do I have to close already existing accounts before applications for subsequent cards?
No but as always, YMMV

What's the reconsideration line number?
1-866-408-4064. Only open M-F, 8am-5pm Eastern time.
1-866-951-1437, After-hours (24/7)

When do the bonus miles post?
The annual fee will usually be charged in the first billing cycle. So assuming you made another purchase of at least $0.01 during the first billing cycle, the bonus miles will be credited to your account on the second billing cycle. If the AF doesn't post until the 2nd cycle, and you wait til the stmt. appears, your miles will not post until the 3rd cycle.

Key things to note with these new cards:
1. The previous cards waived the first year's annual fee and offered 10k for holding the card another year whereby the annual fee was charged. FTers, however, reported that Barclays did not clawback the 10k bonus after cancelling the card shortly after the AF posted.

2. The new cards' T&Cs this time explicitly state that the bonus will post upon payment of the AF (which is not waived) given that the fee isn't rescinded.

-Does this mean they will clawback the points?
Not enough data to confirm this

-If they don't plan to clawback the miles, how do they enforce the new terms?
They could, in theory, award the bonus after the period in which you could request a refund of the AF expires

Can I make a purchase and pre-pay the $89 AF prior to the first statement posting and receive the bonus miles?
Maybe. As of now, there are at least three data points stating this has been done successfully. Make a purchase of $0.01 $1 or more then use bill pay to make the payment and include the $89 AF (e.g. - a $1 purchase requires a $90 payment). If done correctly, the bonus miles (and the spend miles) will post on your first statement and to US Airways one day after the statement closes.

However, there are at least 2 reports (see #400) of having done the above and the AF did not bill in the first cycle (hence no posting of sign up bonus in that cycle). See the post for a possible explanation.

PLEASE POST if you applied again (FEB-APRIL, 2015), and after approval, ACTUALLY GOT the eligible bonus second time around after your approval and one time spend. That's really what peeps want to know.
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[EXPIRED] Barclays US Airways CC offers [EXPIRED]

Old Feb 11, 2015, 10:48 pm
  #1636  
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 265
Originally Posted by RelaxPreppy
My wife just got approved for her second USAirways card. She was approved for one in Oct 2014, and she just got an offer letter for the same 50k bonus after first spend so she applied again. Got pending approval message, and then approval e-mail within 24hrs.
RelaxPreppy, when in October was your wifes applocation (early, mid, late)? I was approved in late Oct, and looking to try for another.
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 12:02 am
  #1637  
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 93
hi
I am now having this card from Sep 2014. If I apply another one now without closing the old one. Can I get the bonus point again? Thanks.
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 5:29 am
  #1638  
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 73
Originally Posted by ScubaAddict
RelaxPreppy, when in October was your wifes applocation (early, mid, late)? I was approved in late Oct, and looking to try for another.
10/7/2014
$15k credit limit
no other barclay cards
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 7:37 am
  #1639  
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 26
Approved 12/28/14.
AF charged 12/31/14
First charge 1/10/15
First payment 1/14/15

still have not received sign up bonus. Called 2/10. Rep said I would receive 2/12 or 2/13. Nothing received yet. I've been through the same deal with amex where they promise me the points and it never posts (since I had the card in the past).
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 8:48 am
  #1640  
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 26
Approved 12/28/14.
AF charged 12/31/14
First charge 1/10/15
First payment 1/14/15

still have not received sign up bonus. Called 2/10. Rep said I would receive 2/12 or 2/13. Nothing received yet. I've been through the same deal with amex where they promise me the points and it never posts (since I had the card in the past).
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 9:05 am
  #1641  
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: ORD
Programs: AAdvantage, UA, Avios
Posts: 637
Originally Posted by rchen404
Approved 12/28/14.
AF charged 12/31/14
First charge 1/10/15
First payment 1/14/15

still have not received sign up bonus. Called 2/10. Rep said I would receive 2/12 or 2/13. Nothing received yet. I've been through the same deal with amex where they promise me the points and it never posts (since I had the card in the past).
Wiki clearly says you get miles on the second statement date after you satisfy the requirements to get the miles - making a charge over $1 and paying the annual fee. If your statement closed 12/31/2014, but your first charge was on the 10th of Jan, you should get it on March statement.
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 9:52 am
  #1642  
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 4,166
Originally Posted by taiquanxx
hi
I am now having this card from Sep 2014. If I apply another one now without closing the old one. Can I get the bonus point again? Thanks.
Yes, but if you're not instantly approved wait a few days. Calling will never get you approved if you already have a card.
Originally Posted by rchen404
Approved 12/28/14.
AF charged 12/31/14
First charge 1/10/15
First payment 1/14/15

still have not received sign up bonus. Called 2/10. Rep said I would receive 2/12 or 2/13. Nothing received yet. I've been through the same deal with amex where they promise me the points and it never posts (since I had the card in the past).
Wait till your statement closes.
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 12:07 pm
  #1643  
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 26
Thanks guys.

@starbuk
In regards to Wiki
"annual fee will usually be charged in the first billing cycle. So assuming you made another purchase of at least $0.01 during the first billing cycle, the bonus miles will be credited to your account on the second billing cycle"


it says if you spend and pay off your balance prior to first statement (which I did), bonus should post after first statement (12/29 to 1/12).

My statement did close and the due date was 2/9.

Hope I didn't blow $89. I'll report back if and when I get the bonus
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 1:21 pm
  #1644  
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 4,166
Originally Posted by rchen404
Thanks guys.

@starbuk
In regards to Wiki
"annual fee will usually be charged in the first billing cycle. So assuming you made another purchase of at least $0.01 during the first billing cycle, the bonus miles will be credited to your account on the second billing cycle"


it says if you spend and pay off your balance prior to first statement (which I did), bonus should post after first statement (12/29 to 1/12).

My statement did close and the due date was 2/9.

Hope I didn't blow $89. I'll report back if and when I get the bonus
How much spend did you do? Others have reported it must be greater than $1 to generate any points.
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 2:18 pm
  #1645  
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: NYC
Posts: 581
Originally Posted by Superorb
How much spend did you do? Others have reported it must be greater than $1 to generate any points.
I bought breakfast for about $5. I would have purchased it anyway. Points posted without a problem after the first statement.
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 2:49 pm
  #1646  
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Posts: 476
Just as a datapoint.

I closed two of my Barclay US Airways Credit Card today that Ive had so I can have better chances to be approved for #3. Will wait until after the weekend to apply.
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 3:06 pm
  #1647  
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: ORD
Programs: AAdvantage, UA, Avios
Posts: 637
Originally Posted by livestrongforever
Just as a datapoint.

I closed two of my Barclay US Airways Credit Card today that Ive had so I can have better chances to be approved for #3. Will wait until after the weekend to apply.
Let us know how it goes. I'm waiting for my Arrival+'s lower credit line to be reported to the credit bureaus before I apply in case Barclays pays attention to that.
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 4:26 pm
  #1648  
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 4,166
Originally Posted by starbuk
Let us know how it goes. I'm waiting for my Arrival+'s lower credit line to be reported to the credit bureaus before I apply in case Barclays pays attention to that.
A few of us only waited a few days after lowering our lines to apply. Barclays's knows how much credit they've extended to you, they don't need to get that info from your credit report.
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 10:10 pm
  #1649  
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 26
Originally Posted by Superorb
How much spend did you do? Others have reported it must be greater than $1 to generate any points.
Spent over $100.
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Old Feb 13, 2015, 12:20 am
  #1650  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 166
Applied 1/2/15 - instant approval
1st charge - 1/15/15
1st statement closed - 1/16/15

No AF in statement

AF appeared on 1/30/15
Statement closes 2/16/15

I've already paid all charges including AF for the card. Will see what happens after 2/16/15.

Note, this is my 2nd US Air MC card. I opened first one in July 2014 and AF showed on 1st statement and my 40K miles appeared after statement closed and amount paid.
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