US Air, Barclays launch card

US Airways and Barclays are launching a new co-branded US Airways Dividend Miles World MasterCard which offers rewards. The card, issued by Barclays, gives new cardmembers an opportunity to earn a roundtrip ticket on US Airways immediately by awarding 15,000 bonus miles upon activation and up to 10,000 bonus miles for balance transfers.

In addition, cardmembers have the chance to purchase fifty cent tickets to some of US Airways’ more than 200 destinations throughout the month of February.

The US Airways Dividend Miles World MasterCard, one of the most generous rewards cards in the U.S., also features a 0% interest rate for the first six months on balance transfers and no annual fee for the first two years.

Additionally cardholders earn 50% more miles during their first year using the card—three miles for every dollar spent on US Airways purchases and 1.5 miles for all other purchases.

Today’s new card launch coincides with promotions across the country designed to give away over 150 additional free trips during the month of January.

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Customers can sign up at the US Airways website at http://www.usairways.com or by visiting http://www.lotsmoremiles.com.

All cardmembers get 15,000 bonus miles upon activation of their new card. A trip on US Airways can be earned immediately with balance transfers worth up to an additional 10,000 miles.

Barclays will also be giving new US Airways Dividend Miles World MasterCard cardmembers the chance to purchase fifty cent tickets throughout the month of February.

Fifty cent flights will be available on a limited first come-first serve basis and only to US Airways World MasterCard cardmembers.

Consumers must sign up for the US Airways Dividend Miles World MasterCard during the month of January to qualify, and can visit http://www.50centflights.com for destinations and detailed instructions.

US Airways will continue to support its current portfolio of US Airways credit cards, making US Airways the only airline to offer consumers a choice between two great credit card partners.

However, customers who previously used America West credit cards no longer earn FlightFund miles with those cards.

To continue earning FlightFund miles, America West customers must apply for the US Airways World MasterCard. America West customers may also earn Dividend Miles by applying for any of the other US Airways credit cards.

In Spring 2006, FlightFund and Dividend Miles will be combined into one program and miles earned in either program will be combined into a single US Airways Dividend Miles account.

Barclays has more than 40 existing card partnerships with U.S. travel, entertainment, consumer, automotive and educational institutions, including Best Western, Carnival, Harvard Alumni Association, TiVo, Gulf Oil, Mazda, UBS and many more.
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