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You can get top tier US Airways Chairman’s Preferred status from 2 credit card applications.
Why fly or do mileage runs when you can get instant elite status when you apply for two US Airways cards?
You get 50,000 US Airways miles after your first purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee with the US Airways card.
To earn Chairman’s Preferred status you need 100,000 miles.
“Two US Airways cards gets you 100,000 miles and instant Chairman’s Preferred Status.
So you can fly in First Class all the time.”
Or so the flight attendant on my US Airways flight last week thought.
This was her pitch to the passengers as she peddled the US Airways card applications throughout the plane.
I loved her enthusiasm for her job and her encouragement of getting people 50,000 free US Airways miles.
But she was grossly mistaken and inadvertently misleading people about the benefits of the US Airways card.
To clarify: you can not get Chairman’s Preferred status by applying for the US Airways card.
You have to fly 100,000 miles or 120 segments to get elite status with US Airways and American Airlines.
So if you don’t fly for work, you’ll have to keep mileage running on cheap flights to earn status because only butt in seat miles count towards status.
Disclosure: The US Airways card link is provided as a courtesy. I do not receive a commission on credit cards.
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