When the US Airways Dividend Miles program is folded into American AAdvantage sometime during the second quarter of 2015, Barclays loses the ability to issue new US Airways credit cards. They’ll keep servicing existing cardholders with new AAdvantage Aviator Red and Silver cards.
So they’re trying to sign up as many cardmembers as they can now. First they bumped their bonus offer to 40,000 points and then to 50,000.
And now they’re offering existing cardmembers miles for referring friends to sign up for the 50,000 mile offer.
Check your email box for your referral link. While I was offered 5000 miles per person I refer, some are offered 10,000 miles.
There’s also a version of the card marketed to US Airways elites that offers 10,000 miles on your first cardmember anniversary (and thus for an additional $89 annual fee).
Referred members don’t get the 10,000 anniversary bonus miles after the first year (that they keep the card after year one), something only some cardmembers will do of course. That’s a bonus that will continue after the US Airways cards become American cards.