Letters from Citi & Barclays – Both AA/US Cards Here to Stay…for now. Maximize those Miles!

Yesterday Citibank and AA sent out a joint email seemingly confirming what most of us already assumed, Citibank would become the banking partner for the newly combined carrier. “As American continues its journey and takes the next step toward becoming a premier global carrier, we will continue to work with our long-standing partner Citibank to bring you cardmember benefits designed to deliver the world-class travel experience, loyalty program benefits and credit card features that you expect and value.”

However, the Barclays US Airways card isn’t disappearing anytime soon. In an email I just received, Barclays wants to “assure you that there is no impact to your US Airways Dividend Miles MasterCard benefits”, and they “will be informing you if there are any changes in the future.”

So for now, if you haven’t already, get yourself signed up for a US Airways card and prepare to churn both the personal and business cards in order to maximize your future AA miles. Check out this earlier post for links to the best US Airways personal and business credit card offers and a few churning experiments.

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  1. I cancelled my US airways card yesterday so that I can reapply soon. How long do you think I should wait before applying for the card again?

    • @Johnny – I would apply on day 91 to be completely safe, though you can see that applying before then certainly works for some if you want to press your luck…

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