There are actually two consumer US Airways credit cards and one business credit card. This is a review of the World Mastercard, which is what most people get approved for. It doesn't have as good of rewards as the Premier card, but the Premier card requires excellent credit.
After you make your first purchase with this card you will receive 20,000 miles. You can earn an additional 5,000 miles if you spend at least $750 within ninety days of opening the account. If you transfer a balance within thirty days you will receive 10,000 miles. Please keep in mind that there is a 4% balance transfer fee with a minimum of $10. If you transfer $1000 you will pay a $40 dollar transfer fee. Miles don't expire as long as you make one purchase every six months and pay the annual fee.
I think most of the airline credit cards offer comparable rewards, interest rates, and balance transfers. The real deciding factor should be who you fly with the most, or if you want to juggle a bunch of different cards to maximize your tickets and rewards.
If you are a heavy flier then you probably know which airliners you fly with the most. If you don't know or are unsure you should find out which airport you will use most often, which companies offer flights out of that airport, flight destinations, and if you want to mainly use one carrier or multiple.
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