No surprise for readers of this blog, but American has filed with the bankruptcy court to “assume on a final and irrevocable basis” its agreements with Citibank, its credit-card partner.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Debtors [American, parent AMR, et al.) irrevocably and as of the date hereof waive any right to seek to reject the Citibank Agreements unless the Plan is withdrawn or the Court refuses to enter the Confirmation Order,” the settlement states.
For its part, Citibank promised that it “will not object to confirmation of the Plan (or any plan of reorganization substantially similar thereto) unless the Plan or such other plan of reorganization differs from the Plan in any manner adverse to Citibank.”
It increasingly seems to be last call to get the US Airways Mastercard.
The best known offer is 35,000 miles and no fee the first year.
This is spelled out in the terms and conditions of the Barclays offer. But it’s a link to an application page only. There have been lots of reports recently where some Barclays application pages to expired offers won’t actually process — you enter all of your information into the application and effectively nothing happens. (If you use the above link, call Barclays to verify that they received your application.)
There is also a 30,000 mile signup bonus for the card which is my referral link, so I know that it works. It doesn’t waive the $89 annual fee the first year though, but is still a great deal ($89 for 30,000 miles, and they come after first purchase so no minimum spending requirement).
And of course the card comes with a $99 companion certificate (up to two companions at $99+tax with purchase of a ticket that has a minimum fare of $250). And also a club pass.
And to be clear, by ‘last chance’ it is not that this goes away in days or weeks but rather the US Airways card is likely to go away as part of the merger, so we’re seemingly entering the last chance period to get it.