I was approved for this card on January 22nd. It arrived at my home and was activated on January 30. I spent $ 5 online to pay part of a utility bill. On February 11 I received an email that the a statement was ready. I went to my online account and looked at the statement. 40005 miles are now in my US Air account. I have never received miles so quickly. Since this seems to be a churnable card I may take a stab at another one next quarter.