American Airlines announced today that Citi will be the exclusive provider of new credit cards for the Aadvantage program beginning some time in 2015. This news had been rumored for a little while, but American put out a release today confirming it.
Barclays will convert their current US Airways cardholders to be American Airlines cardholders in the next year, and they’ll continue to be Barclays customers until 2017. But starting the middle of next year, they will not be able to issue new American Airlines credit cards.
That means you’ve got about 12-15 months to get your last US Airways churns in. Man, I’m going to miss those easy miles.