Earn 50% bonus miles on American and US Airways codeshare flights

American Airlines just sent out an e-mail that starting today (January 13, 2014) until March 2, 2014, you can earn 50% more AAdvantage miles for all travel on US Airways flights with Promotion Code AAUSM. You can register at this page.

In addition, US Airways has a promotion during the same time period where you can earn 50% more Dividend Miles for all travel on American Airlines flights with Promotion Code UM50.  US Airways members can register here.

The AA promotion terms are below:

Enjoy more choices and more miles! Now, you can earn AAdvantage miles when traveling on US Airways, and for a limited time, you will earn a 50% AAdvantage mileage bonus for travel on all US Airways flights. 

Through our merger with US Airways, we’re bringing you an expanded global network and greater schedule options with more than 6,700 daily flights to more than 330 cities in more than 50 countries. This includes better access to the East Coast through the US Airways Shuttle, which offers hourly departures from Boston Logan (BOS), Washington Reagan (DCA) and New York LaGuardia (LGA).

As we build the new American, we will bring you:

  • The ability to earn and redeem miles on each airline and on many of our oneworld/global partners
  • codeshare agreement with US Airways that allows you to travel seamlessly on a single itinerary
  • More flights to more destinations
  • The most service across the East Coast and Central regions of the United States
  • A stronger network in the Western United States
  • Convenient gateways to Latin America and the Caribbean

So, start planning your next trip. Explore a new destination or enjoy more flights to existing destinations.

Participating Airlines:
US Airways

Award:
Bonus Miles

Offer Dates:
January 13, 2014, through March 2, 2014

Promotion Code:
AAUSM

Terms and Conditions
AAdvantage 50% mileage bonus offer is valid for travel on US Airways, US Airways Express and US Airways Shuttle operated flights (includes codeshare flights marketed by American Airlines) for travel systemwide from January 13, 2014, through March 2, 2014. Offer applies to travel on purchased, published fare tickets that are eligible to earn AAdvantage miles.  Bonus miles do not count toward elite status qualification or AAdvantage Million Miler status. 50% bonus miles will be calculated at 50% of the base miles earned or, if applicable, the minimum mileage guarantee.  Registration prior to midnight CT on March 2, 2014, is required.  Travel flown prior to registration will be eligible for the bonus.  Bonus miles will be awarded within 3-4 weeks after the promotion period has ended.

While the US promotion terms are here:

Eligibility:

Offer void where prohibited by law. Registration required. You must be a member of the Dividend Miles program to register for this offer. Registration begins on January 13, 2014 and will continue through March 2, 2014. Registration may occur at any point during the promotion to qualify for any eligible flight activity. Only flight activity on and between January 13, 2014 and March 2, 2014 is eligible. Bonus miles do not count toward Dividend Miles Preferred status.

Earning Miles:

Earn a 50% mileage bonus when you register and fly an American Airlines (“AA”) operated flights on and between January 13, 2014 and March 2, 2014. AA flight activity is defined as a segment of regularly scheduled passenger air service operated by American Airlines, Inc. including flights operated by “American Eagle” and “American Connection”. Please note that flights marketed as American Airlines, but operated by another carrier are not eligible to receive the 50% bonus miles. Please inquire prior to making your booking if your flight is operated by American Airlines. Please ensure you include your Dividend Miles number when you’re making your booking to receive mileage credit. The 50% mileage bonus will be applied only on base miles earned for the eligible AA flight activity, excluding any other bonus miles. Please allow up to 60 days for bonus miles to post to your Dividend Miles account. Further information regarding earning miles, rules and any restrictions can be found here: Dividend Miles Member’s Guide

Eligible Activity Date:

Only AA flight activity between January 13, 2014 and March 2, 2014 is eligible (“Eligible Activity Date”). Eligible Activity Date is based on the date that AA records the flight activity (the day the actual flight activity occurred), and is not when the flight was purchased or booked.

It seems kind of odd that you’ll earn more miles by flying the other airline rather than your home airline, but I guess this is one way for the two companies to ease the merger on their own customers.  I booked my first US Airways flight last week and was able to select Exit Row seats as an American Airlines Executive Platinum.  I won’t be eligible for an upgrade, but at least I get 50% more miles!

Don’t forget that American also has its promo for bonus miles on the LAX-JFK route through March 31, 2014, which gives 5,000 to 15,000 bonus miles depending on the fare.  You can register for that here.

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Amol (@PointsToPointB) joined HMT in 2012. An ardent manufactured spender, he's an American Executive Platinum, Delta Platinum, and United Platinum.
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  • Scottrick

    I think that’s the point: no upgrade, but more miles. Maybe it’s time to try flying US again after that disastrous PHL-MAD flight in coach with -2 inches of legroom.

  • http://www.nambrot.com/ Nam Chu Hoai

    If I’m trying to collect miles with AA I can just earn this one with us airways since the accounts get merged soon anyways right?

  • Wandering Aramean

    It is only trading more miles for benefits if you are AA Gold/US Silver. In all other cases you get more for using your elite status and skipping the bonus points or, if you have no status, using the other FF#. I did the math here: http://blog.wandr.me/2014/01/bonus-miles-american-us-airways/.

    • Amol

      For some reason I had it in my mind that US Silver/AA Golds got a 50% bonus, not 25%. Maybe it’s because I wrote this around 5am local time :P

  • derek

    Is there a way to get the 50% promotion if I book my US Airways flight on Orbitz and award my miles to AAdvantage? Can I even award to Aadvantage using an OTA?