The official okie-dokie came down yesterday for the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. This is an excellent chance to boost your American Airlines frequent flyer miles.
For an unknown amount of time, you can get a US Airways credit card that has no annual fee the first year and gives you 35,000 frequent flyer miles if you make one purchase.
Click here for that application. I did that one and it worked like a charm.
A few years ago, I got a Northwest Airlines card and bonus frequent flyer miles before they were absorbed by Delta. Last year, I did the same with Continental before they became United.
Once my miles were safe and sound, I eventually canceled the defunct airline’s card. This made it possible to get the sign-up bonus on the surviving airline’s card. It’s a double-dip of sorts. Had I not canceled the card, the new and improved airline would have eventually replaced the old airline’s card with the new airline’s card – but no second sign-up bonus.
I don’t know if I had ever flown Northwest or Continental, but I knew their miles would eventually become Delta and United miles. It’s the same with US Airways becoming American miles.
For the US Airways, use the link in this post above. Other airlines have cards that offer nice sign-up bonuses. Click on Chip’s Favorite Credit Card Offers for up-to-date deals, terms, and conditions on these cards and more. Email me if you have any questions about which card might be right for your situation.