Cardholders can use the five U.S. Airways MasterCard credit cards anywhere that accepts MasterCard to earn a number of rewards, including flight miles and discounts. Rewards vary depending on which card a customer chooses, according to American Airlines.
As of 2015, the most basic U.S. Airways MasterCard, the AAdvantage Aviator card, earns cardholders one mile for every $1 spent on eligible purchases, one mile for every $2 spent on all other purchases, and a 25 percent discount on all in-flight purchases, explains AA.com. The next credit card level, the AAdvantage Aviator Blue card, includes all of the benefits of the basic card, as well as double mile rewards on all American Airlines or U.S. Airways purchases.
The next three cards, the AAdvantage Aviator Red, Silver and Business cards, all include various other benefits, such as no foreign transaction fees, discounts on redeemed miles, and flight boarding conveniences. You can begin the application process for one of the five U.S. Airways MasterCard credit cards online, with a representative over the phone, or in person with an American Airlines or U.S. Airways representative. Eligibility requirements vary depending on which tier of credit card you apply for, but all tiers include loyalty benefits and rewards programs, notes the American Airlines official website.