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This thread may be more appropriate for flyer talk, but I don't have a presence there, and this is my community so I figured I would post it here.
As I've talked about before I travel a fair bit for work, and also love traveling for pleasure. I'm an AA loyalist, and I have their credit card. It's been talked about lately that Citi is cracking down on churning, so hard to get sign up bonuses for an AA card if you've already got one. I found a bit of a loophole to that, but only for longer term.
I realized Barclays is for the time being still offering the U.S. Airways credit card, with a sign up bonus. I don't imagine they will be for much longer, so I decided to grab it. Reasons are twofold. Once my AA and US airways accounts merge soon, these US Airways miles will in fact be AAdvantage miles. Also, as I've said before, I expect the Barclays card to PC to some other product once the U.S. airways contract with Barclays expires. For now it looks like it will PC to a Barclays AA card but I don't see AA maintaining a partnership with two different issuers long term. Assuming AA doesn't decide to switch partnerships to Barclays that is. So, I get some extra AA miles in the relative near term, which I personally find valuable. Longer term at worst I have two AA credit cards and better case I have my AA card with Citi and a decent comparable non-brand specific card with Barclays. Or if they switch partnerships I have a Barclays AA card and a comparable Citi card, like the Thank You. I don't personally have a lot of use for TY points so would likely cancel if that were the case.
Also, as I've stated before I'm military. This skews the AF consideration a bit since Barclays, like AMEX, waives annual fees for active duty. So this card really only costs me an INQ, and my score is strong enough to handle that.
I guess I don't have a question, just wanted to throw that out there for anyone else who, like myself, values AA miles and is looking for a way to boost their account balance. I recently cashed in a ton of miles on two round trip premium cabin seats to Europe later this year so my balance was suffering. Nice to boost it back up.
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Chase Sapphire Preferred
NFCU nRewards Visa