A Look At The USAirways Award Chart For Credit Cardholders; Europe 30K Round-Trip Award Space Is Wide-Open

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The US Airways® Premier World MasterCard® is being discontinued and for a limited time is offering a 50,000 point signup bonus.

You only need to spend $1 to get the signup bonus.

One of the unique features of the card is the discounts it gets you on award travel.

From now until the USAirways mileage program is merged with American’s (expected in the 2nd quarter of next year) it will give cardholders a 5,000 mile discount when flying USAirways.

Once the merger is complete it will switch to offering a 10% mileage rebate of up to 10K miles per year.

Need more USAirways miles? You can transfer 20K Starwood Starpoints into 25K USAirways miles. Names don’t even have to match to make a transfer!

Here is the USAirways award chart for travel on USAirways:  (They also have a OneWorld Award Chart and an Other Partner Award Chart)

(Rates are for round-trip saver award travel after the 5K cardholder discount)

Round-trip rates from North America to:Coach SaverFirst SaverCoach Saver Off-PeakFirst Saver Off-Peak
US49/Canada20K45K--
Caribbean30K55K20K45K
Mexico/Central America30K55K--
Hawaii35K75K--
South America55K95K30K55K
Europe55K95K30K-
Tel Aviv75K115K--

Off-peak for the Caribbean is in September and off-peak for Europe is 01/15-02/28.

That makes for some pretty sweet bargains. You can fly from any US city, but the non-stops to Europe leave from Charlotte, Philadelphia, or Phoenix.  If you want to fly from NYC just search for flights from LGA and it will search for the optimal routing.

Some examples:

Paris:

 

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 London:

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Amsterdam:

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Madrid:

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Manchester:

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Rome:

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Dublin:

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Brussels:

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Frankfurt:

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Munich:

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You can even connect from Munich to Tel Aviv with 20K BA Avios:

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40 Responses to “A Look At The USAirways Award Chart For Credit Cardholders; Europe 30K Round-Trip Award Space Is Wide-Open”

  1. Geoff Says:
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    dan, when the merger between usairways and aa is complete will the miles of usairways turn into aa miles?

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  2. Dan Says:
    2

    @Geoff:
    Yes.

    That is expected to happen in Q2 2015.

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  3. John Says:
    3

    Dan, how long should I wait to apply for a 2nd card?

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  4. Sam Says:
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    Is aa miles better to fly to Europe then us airways

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  5. south america Says:
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    When is off peak for south America?

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  6. M Says:
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    How do you book this?

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  7. matovu Says:
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    @Dan,
    please answer this @Sam that yes, AA is better.

    AA off peak to Europe is only 20K
    and off peak is for more than just 1 1/2 months.

    let’s help the noobs.

    thank you

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  8. mh Says:
    8

    do you recommend applying for any other card at the same time or is that not an issue here?

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  9. Dan Says:
    9

    @John:
    Probably 30 days.

    @Sam:
    Depends.

    AA has a longer off-peak period (10/15-05/15) where it’s 40K round-trip.
    USAir has a shorter off-peak period, but it’s only 30K.

    USAir charges 5K less for business.

    @south america:
    Don’t see one listed currently.

    @M:
    usairways.com

    @mh:
    You can apply for this one first and later that same day for another if you want.
    Still will be one pull and you’ll be sure to prioritize this as it’s a limited time offer.

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  10. Avi Says:
    10

    Any option with a good miles deal to continue to TLV from one of these European destination.

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  11. Chuck Says:
    11

    @dan applied was told when called recon that can’t approve a 2nd card bec already have the product they didn’t want to guarantee if I close they would approve… Any ideas? Thnx!

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  12. bklyn Says:
    12

    @sam:
    AA is less $$ for taxes. Lhr on AA$197 vs $247…

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  13. Chuck Says:
    13

    @dan also if I have the aa card when they merge will I get us airways benefits? Free bag etc?

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  14. mh Says:
    14

    I got the US airways 50k for me & my wife!

    I know miles will merge – but what happens when the whole merger takes effect to the actual Credit card?

    Will it be rebranded to an AA card?

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  15. Shlomo Says:
    15

    Dan – question on seperate note .. I I have a US air CC can I apply for another 1?

    Thank you

    Love your website!

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  16. Duddy Says:
    16

    In General while booking an awared ticket ,is better to book a round trip ticket ,or 2 one ways ?

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  17. shauly Says:
    17

    which milage/points is the best to use for ny-montreal?

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  18. Ephraim Says:
    18

    Are there any deals from TLV?

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  19. Chuck Says:
    19

    @shauly i assume its (ba) avious being a short haul…

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  20. Dan Says:
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    @Avi:
    Read the post.

    @Chuck:
    Downgrade/close and report back what happens?

    @mh:
    It will be a Barclays AA card.

    @Shlomo:
    Some people have been able to get instant approval, but it’s tough with Recon if you already have one.
    Might want to downgrade it to another card before applying.

    @Duddy:
    Depends on many factors.

    @shauly:
    British Airways.

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  21. Duddy Says:
    21

    @Dan:
    I was by your seminar in CH an don’t remember exactly what you said about it

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  22. Duddy Says:
    22

    I got approved for the Barclays us airways would you recommend I should close it an apply again to get the points in 30 since I closed it ?

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  23. Hi Says:
    23

    @Dan:
    How can I use British airways points from ny to Montreal if British airways don’t fly from my to Montreal ?

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  24. Chuck Says:
    24

    @ dan thnx u knw wat card it downgrades to?

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  25. Anonymous Says:
    25

    Anyone know off hand what the chamge /cancellation policy is for US award tickets?

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  26. Cook Says:
    26

    What is the US Airways policy for award change/cancellation?

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  27. dov bennish Says:
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    @hi
    ba codeshares with any one world partner and other non alliance partners such as alaska and aer lingus

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  28. Chuck Says:
    28

    @dan i downgraded to us airways cc and called recon they said only one us airways product and would look suspicious to close within the 7 months… any ideas? huca?

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  29. Chuck Says:
    29

    @dan called again they said small chance if close and reapply but most prob not cause of terms of card 1 bonus per card…..

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  30. taksum Says:
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    are you aware if they would or have waved the annual fee for a 1st time applicant?

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  31. MUSK18 Says:
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    i have a Citi AA card – after they merge, will the points be combined or are they going to stand as 2 separate accounts?

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  32. Dan Says:
    32

    @Hi:
    http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/32467
    http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/43916

    @Anonymous:
    I’m sure google does.

    @Chuck:
    Terms are not enforced.

    @MUSK18:
    Combined.

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  33. Chuck Says:
    33

    @ Dan ive called recon mltple times all saying same thing that app was declined bec have the card, downgraded the card and was told again after calling recon that got offer once so they cant approve my app… Should i cancel acnnt now and then re-apply a new app or call recon about old app? will they even let me submit a new app within 30 days of prev gttng denied? my pvt email is icluded u can respond there

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  34. Wondering Says:
    34

    Does US Airways have any good off peak deals to Asia?

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  35. MUSK18 Says:
    35

    Dan, just for clarification – I have about 120k miles on my Citi AA account, so signing up with this should bump up the account to about 170+k when they merge?

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  36. Sam Says:
    36

    So why would someone get this card rather then just go for the American airlines one? I see the aa one has 0 first year cost.

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  37. Dan Says:
    37

    @MUSK18:
    Yes.

    @Sam:

    The Citi AA is also a good card, but not nearly as good or time-critical as the Barclays USAir.

    1. The AA card is always 50K, this card never is.
    2. The AA card has a much higher spend hurdle, this is just $1.
    3. The AA card is much harder to churn.
    4. The AA card isn’t being discontinued very shortly like this one is, so there’s no particular rush.
    5. The AA card pulls from Experian instead of Transunion.

    Anyway, no reason you can’t get both.

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  38. high end hobo Says:
    38

    dan you said there are nonstops from PHX to Europe?
    i don’t know of any

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  39. artie Says:
    39

    Looks like the search doesn’t work if you add in an infant(either seated or lap) – how should we proceed to add an infant to the reservation?

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  40. Shmuel Says:
    40

    i got the usair mc that gives 50k miles. i need another 10 k to fly to europe, then i can use avios to fly to israel. any ideas how to make quick 10 k miles?

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