Some Details on AA Credit Cards Post Merger Starting to Emerge

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  1. DestinationDavid
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    The arrangement preserves Citi’s position as the combined airline's exclusive issuer of frequent flier cards, and allows Barclaycard to maintain its existing accounts using American's AAdvantage program branding. Following the planned integration of the AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles frequent flier loyalty programs by mid-2015, Citi will exclusively issue new credit card accounts in support of the combined American frequent flier program, John Gerspach, the chief financial officer of New York-based Citi, said during a Jan. 16 investor call to discuss fourth quarter 2013 earnings.

    Until then, it's business as usual. Barclaycard will continue its affinity card program under the US Airways brand, says Dennis Nealon, managing director of co-brand partnerships at Wilmington, Del.-based Barclaycard.

    "We have a unique opportunity before the brands merge for us to go out there and continue to acquire new card members for the US Airways Dividend Miles program," Nealon says. "We continue to be the exclusive providers of a card that gives US Airways-specific benefits when you fly US Airways."

    "Our goal over the period between merger and frequent flier program integration is absolutely to maximize the number of new cardholders that we can bring in," he adds.
     
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    Might be helpful when asking for a retention bonus or AF waiver that there is direct competition.
     
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    Interesting reading. Thanks for posting DestinationDavid.
     
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    On a related point, what is the best current offer for the Barclay US Airways card?
     
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    I closed my Barclaycard US Airways MC World today. They tried hard, including offering to continue the annual fee waiver. Still, I have never been much of a fan of that card, and only used it for US Airways purchases anyway.
     
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    That link is from the Flyertalk thread on the USAir card. Lots of people without Preferred status have reported using that link and getting the card.
     
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    The FF programs will merge "by 2015"?!?

    Errr that's a long time from now....figured it would be by mid-2014.
     
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    Remember, they still haven't finished the US/HP merger yet.
     
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    Citi has a 50,000 mile offer out with a $3,000 90 day spend and waiver first year fee, $95 thereafter. The 75.000 mile deal is a $450 fee not waived. It gives lounge access and if that is worth $450 to you, maybe the card makes sense.
     
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