On my return from a business trip in Charlotte, NC, US Airways did something I haven't seen before. They were giving out credit card applications on board the flight. I took one out of curiosity.
-40k points with 1st purchase. no minimum.
-first class check in/zone 2 boarding.
-annual voucher for up to 2 tickets @ $99 a piece to accompany card holder on any trip in the continental US
-$89 annual fee, no free ride the first year.
-small 500 point bonus if you hand in application before leaving the plane.
-an annual 1 day pass for any US Airways lounge. the description is not totally clear, but i'm sure it is only good for 1 person.
anyone have any experiences with redeeming US Airways points? How does it compare to Delta or United? The flight attendant claimed US Airways points can be used for getting tickets form other star alliance members, like United
here is a picture of the front of the application: