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US Airways 90% Bonus On Up To 50,000 Purchased Miles

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US Airways has a limited time (potentially targeted) 90% bonus on purchased miles. You can purchase a business class fare to North Asia for only $1,881 through this promotion. This can be a great way to pick up enough miles for award tickets at a cost less than the market value of the tickets themselves.

How To Register

The total fee to purchase 50,000 miles (with 45,000 bonus miles) comes out to $1,881.25 including taxes and fees. You will receive a bonus 45,000 miles for a total of 95,000 US Airways miles after purchase.

Promotion Details

  • Purchase miles between May 1 – 15, 2012
  • This 90% Bonus offer is exclusive to you and is available for purchases made between May 1 – 15, 2012, 11:59 MT
  • This offer is non transferrable
  • Bonus miles will be awarded upon completion of the transaction
  • The maximum number of Buy miles that can be purchased by one member with this offer is 45,000 bonus miles
  • All miles purchased beyond 50,000 miles will not be eligible for a bonus
  • Offer is subject to change. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer
  • Share and Gift transactions are not eligible for bonus. Only purchases made online are eligible for the bonus
  • Miles are sold for $0.035 per mile plus a tax recovery charge of 7.5%. GST/HST will be charged to Canadian residents
  • Miles purchased through Buy, Share or Gift Miles do not count towards Dividend Miles Preferred status
  • All other Dividend Miles Terms and Conditions apply
  • Miles may be used based on award availability at the time of booking
  • Please note that Dividend Miles accounts less than 12 days old are not permitted to Buy, Share or Gift Miles. All purchases are non-refundable

Bottom Line

This may be a targeted promotion so your experience may vary. But we are 100% successful for every person we tried this promotion with. Do you qualify for the promotion?

I’m never a fan of buying miles for buying miles sake. But you can get a business class ticket to North Asia (only 90,000 miles on partner airline), and can almost US Airways business class ticket to Europe (requires 100,000 miles) with this promotion. Not such a bad deal if you are staring at the barrel of a $4,000+ business class ticket to Asia.

How would you use the miles? Are there any better uses for the miles than a business class ticket to North Asia on a Star Alliance partner?

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About the author: The Weekly Flyer is writes about travel from a business traveler perspective. He travels the world every week accumulating points and miles along the way. Feel free to reach me at theweeklyflyer@gmail.com

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  • mark May 1, 2012, 6:56 pm

    US regularly has 100% bonus offers so this is just a so so deal.

  • The Weekly Flyer May 1, 2012, 7:00 pm

    Hi Mark – Yes, but I don’t see a 100% bonus at this time. So if you are looking at a high priced ticket NOW, this may be a good deal for that person.

  • Fábio Vilela May 1, 2012, 7:05 pm

    Tried to get the deal, however it doesn’t show the bonus offer.

  • The Weekly Flyer May 1, 2012, 7:20 pm

    Hi Fabio – So that means it is targeted to only select accounts. Since you have to log into your US Airways account to access the deal terms, and you didn’t get it, this means it is targeting selected individuals.

    So far we have 2 confirmed that received the deal (Me & Alex) and 1 confirmed that did not receive the deal.

  • Larry May 1, 2012, 7:23 pm

    I got an e-mail offering an 80% match, and when I clicked the link it told me it was non-transferable.

  • The Weekly Flyer May 1, 2012, 7:26 pm

    Hi Larry – Is there a limit to the 80% match offer you received? Example: 80% match on up to 50,000 miles, etc?

  • Jethro May 1, 2012, 7:33 pm

    zero status……….but I get the 90% bonus. have bought miles last year and used award flight to ANU this year, if that helps

  • BothofUs2 May 1, 2012, 7:34 pm

    I didn’t get the email from them (yet?) however MrsBothofUS2 did and it was for a 90% bonus. So it appears to be variable since @Larry above indicated 80% match showed for him. Not sure whether it’s worth jumping onto this one even at 90%, since I’ve seen 100% deals in the past also.

  • The Weekly Flyer May 1, 2012, 7:37 pm

    Hi Jethro – Is helpful, thank you. Good to know there are others who got the 90% offer. Great job redeeming to ANU.

    BothofUs2 – So we now have a 4 90% offers received, 1 80% offer received, and 1 no offer received.

  • Fábio Vilela May 1, 2012, 7:38 pm

    I’m wondering if this has something to do to the fact that I already purchased over 150,000 miles on the past year through promotions.

  • The Weekly Flyer May 1, 2012, 7:39 pm

    Hi Fabio – It is possible. Did you click the link in this post and try to log in with no promotion success?

  • Fábio Vilela May 1, 2012, 7:47 pm

    Yeap, no success at all :(. I’m looking forward for an offer like that, still need some 50,000 for an upcoming trip.

  • Corridor! May 1, 2012, 7:49 pm

    I received a 100% bonus.

    We have an exclusive offer just for you
    Buy miles and get a 100% bonus*

    We’ve specially selected you to receive a 100% bonus. All you have to do is buy miles May 1 – 15, 2012, and you’ll automatically receive your bonus. This offer is exclusively for you and is non-transferrable.

    I don’t have any status, nor I have ever flown with US Air. I do have the Barclays card though.

    Here are the terms:

    *This 100% Bonus offer is exclusive to you and is available for purchases made between May 1 – 15, 2012, 11:59 MT. This offer is non transferrable. Bonus miles will be awarded upon completion of the transaction. The maximum number of Buy miles that can be purchased by one member with this offer is 50,000 bonus miles. All miles purchased beyond 50,000 miles will not be eligible for a bonus. Offer is subject to change. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Share and Gift transactions are not eligible for bonus. Only purchases made online are eligible for the bonus.

  • worldtraveller2 May 1, 2012, 8:02 pm

    I manage 4 family accounts: 2 got the 80% offer, the other 2 accounts got nothing!

  • The Weekly Flyer May 1, 2012, 8:11 pm

    Hi Fabio – Sorry you got a goose egg.

    Hi Corridor – So there is a 100% bonus offer out there. Good news!!

    Hi Worldtraveller2 – Thanks for sharing. 80% is better than nothing…if you need to buy miles.

  • pavel May 1, 2012, 8:25 pm

    I just booked my parents on lufthansa business class from san francisco to italy for 100,000 US miles each. they depart this friday, and economy tickets were $1700+.

    good deal!

  • The Weekly Flyer May 1, 2012, 8:27 pm

    Hi Pavel – Good move. Way to go for using miles for business class to Europe on LH.

  • D May 1, 2012, 8:49 pm

    I got 100%, but don’t need anymore miles at this time (current balance is 275K).

  • The Weekly Flyer May 1, 2012, 8:54 pm

    Hi D – Glad you got the 100% offer. Just remember you can’t take the miles with you :D

  • Paul May 1, 2012, 8:54 pm

    I got the 90% deal, have the card and have never bought miles so I’m def thinking. I wish it were like some websites in booking w partners. US doesn’t fly where I’m wanting but *A does. Can I call and put on hold and then buy miles, as gleff has always recommended.

  • The Weekly Flyer May 1, 2012, 8:57 pm

    Hi Paul – Yes, find availability and call. Let us know if you need any help with the award.

  • Jo C May 1, 2012, 9:12 pm

    I was offered 90 % bonus.

  • Paul May 1, 2012, 9:14 pm

    Thanks much. I’ve never called to buy a reward since I mainly use AA and it’s so easy.

  • USAF pilot here May 1, 2012, 10:11 pm

    U need to search rewards then call to book us air!!! Military guy here, just got notice that I’m deploying 27june, after some research, I made two calls. 1. Alaska air; canceled two rewards tickets home to Alaska to introduce my family to my girlfriend of 2.5 years( u know what that means!) they were great, sent them my orders and full refund #2 was to US air; saver ticket from Bangor Maine(expensive) to San diego with the girls while I’m away. 32.5k us miles. I have the us air card. 37.5k original. Fly there Econ, back in first, same price as econ back if I didn’t call and ask. US miles!!! I will buy them for 2cents all day long!

  • Jimgotkp May 1, 2012, 10:31 pm

    I didn’t get anything. :(

  • Steve May 1, 2012, 11:44 pm

    I’m dissapointed you don’t clearly put the cents per mile on the post! I’m trying to quickly scan through several blog posts before bed. This caught my eye, but the bottom line for me is the cpm cost. I don’t need/want to read the whole post until I first decide if it would be worth my while to get the miles.

  • Paolo May 2, 2012, 12:34 pm

    I only got 80% bounus.

  • The Weekly Flyer May 2, 2012, 3:58 pm

    Hi Jo c – Thanks for sharing.

    Hi Paul – I agree, AA has decent availability depending on route and partner.

    USAF pilot here – Glad you called. Mixing economy and first was a good idea. Glad it worked out.

    Jimgotkp – Sorry to hear that.

    Steve – $1,881 / 95,000 = $0.0198

    Paolo – Looks like a few folks have received the 80% offer which appears to be the second lowest offer, just behind a 0% offer:)

  • Paul May 5, 2012, 3:22 pm

    I was not made any offer. I am new to US Airways over the last several days.

  • Paul May 5, 2012, 3:23 pm

    Can one call up US Airways to get this offer??

  • jayy May 10, 2012, 11:41 am

    On the partner award chart, when it says ‘Caribbean’ (or any region for that matter), does it mean any city (assuming *A services that city) just like it does for ‘USA/Canada’? What’s a good way to find a list of Caribbean cities with good *A service?

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