US Airways Credit Card with 35,000 Bonus Miles and No Fee the First Year

Via Rick, US Airways is offering a no fee the first year credit card with full mileage earning, something they haven’t done in several years.

Here’s the offer: 35,000 bonus miles with first use, no fee the first year ($89 thereafter).

The card also comes with a $99 companion ticket valid for up to two passengers ($99 each when you buy a ticket of $299+tax or more), an annual US Airways Club Pass, 10,000 elite qualifying miles after each card anniversary, and zone 2 boarding on US Airways flights.

The no fee offer is geared to US Airways Chairmans elite members, given that the URL for the offer is but it does not appear in any way to be a targeted offer, anyone can take advantage of it.

If you haven’t had a US Airways card, it’s a good time to grab one. If you have, perhaps others will report their recent experiences getting signup bonuses for the card a second time? I haven’t tried it in a few years, but I’ve certainly gotten the signup bonus more than once.

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  1. Are you sure these are qualifying miles given each year? The site just says bonus miles. It doesn’t differentiate which of the “bonus miles” are qualifying or not…just says 10000 towards elite status…but no mention if this is annual or one time.

  2. What’s with the weak “Chairmans Offer” US Air…? Both ur UA & CO partners have offered up 50K. And those didn’t require a balance transfer. I think the offer is mid-range & unless have a specific reason for gettin these miles, I’ll save my credit hit for a better offer.

  3. I wonder what the following means in the Terms and Conditions. Are we on the hook for this program’s fee, whatever it is, by accepting the card?

    “Your US Airways MasterCard is automatically enrolled upon account-opening in the Dividend Miles Dining program and a welcome kit will be sent to you explaining your restaurant dining opportunities. Miles from Dividend Miles Dining will appear on your Dividend Miles statement.”

  4. Not worth it – the $99 companion fare cert is so restricted it’s barely useable.

    Both UA and CO are offering up 50k credit card deals right now, they both are better deals than this one.

  5. @Mark I have had great success with the companion cert, it’s really not restricted except as to minimum fare and a few blackout dates.

  6. @David the Rewards Network program which earns US Airways miles has no fee. It just links your card to your mileage account so that you earn miles at participating restaurants.

  7. Careful, as this is a bit of a bait and switch. They advertise the Premier card, but the fine print says they may approve you for the Platinum instead, which is a 10K bonus.
    Both times I’ve signed up, they gave me the Platinum, not the Premier.

  8. Hi Gary,

    For the companion ticket,
    (1) is it transferrable to others?
    (2) do u have to pay the ticketing fee as you have to call in to book?

  9. Total bait and switch! I have gotten approved for $25k Platinum AMEX, $22k Chase AARP, 2 Citi AA cards for $12k each and US Airways gave me $4k limit with a Platinum, not premier card… only 10,000 miles and no extra perks. Am definitely going to cancel as soon as I get the miles in my account and purchase the other miles with the bonus.

  10. I’ve tried using the companion cert. before. It is only for US travel. I tried calling for a card which has the companion cert for international travelling to no luck. we got this card to use for a trip to Aruba – no go. They offered no other options. I wasted the enrollment fee as a result. I can’t find any USAirways credit card that offers incentives for internation travel.

  11. Was on a flight on 8/22/2012, credit card offer was made, thought I was told an $89.00 round trip was included as an incentive if plan was taken along with two $99.00 buddy passes. Did anyone else get that impression or did I just misunderstand the flight attendant. Instead I just paid an $89.00 program fee. I don’t fly often so maybe this was not a good move.

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