New to this, and I think I already screwed up by applying and getting qualified for the Barclaycard Arrival World MC. I just figured out that the 40,000 points that I will receive after $1,000 are not transferable to other airlines, rather they can only be used to basically purchase airfare through the Barclay website. Do you think it is worth it to try and see if Barclay will switch it to the US Airways card, or should I just bite the bullet and use the points to buy some cheaper RT airfare to visit my family at Christmas? I'm really hoping to take the wife on a F or C trip to probably AMS and CDG around next Memorial Day. Do you think that is possible? I am starting out with about 14,500 DL miles, 130,000 Amex points, and I have about 500 LH, and am almost to 500 UA from doing surveys! I also got approved for the Chase Sapphire Preferred and will get 40,000 points after $3,000. I am willing and able to do more in the credit card arena to make it happen, and am under review for the Chase Ink Bold right now too.