A few weeks ago Barclays sent out an email to US Airways Mastercard holders informing them that they would soon be getting a free checked bags on every flight operated by US Airways. The free checked bag will be available for up to four companions, but only the first checked bag is free.
According to the credit card rewards summary found on Barclays website, this benefit begins April 30, 2014 at the latest. In other words, it should be available as of today!
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See rewards summary excerpt below:
Free Checked Bag: This benefit will be available by April 30, 2014. For this benefit to apply, eligible US Airways Premier World MasterCard Primary Cardmembers may check one bag free of charge when traveling to domestic destinations if travel originates with US Airways or a US Airways Express carrier. Additionally, up to four companions may each check one bag free of charge, if they are listed on the same reservation as the Cardmember. This benefit is available for travel on domestic codeshare flights if the originating flight is operated by US Airways or a US Airways Express carrier. To qualify, the US Airways Premier World MasterCard account must be open 7 days prior to air travel and the reservation must include the Primary Cardmember’s US Airways Dividend Miles number. Cardmembers must check in at a US Airways kiosk or check-in counter. Benefit does not apply to authorized users. Overweight and oversized bags are not eligible. If the first bag is overweight or oversized on an eligible domestic flight, $25 of the bag fee will be waived. Please see usairways.com/baggage for baggage weight and size restrictions. Additional terms, conditions and restrictions may apply and are subject to change without notice. This benefit cannot be combined with any existing US Airways Preferred program benefits, including any waiver of baggage charges. If your credit card account is closed for any reason, these benefits will be cancelled.