With so many hotel and airline purchase bonus happening, US Airways decided to extend their 100% buy miles promotion for an extra 12 days! The 100% bonus promotion was supposed to end yesterday, Sept 30, but then US Airways announced yesterday that they had extended the sale until Sunday October 12th!
The 100% bonus allows US Airways miles to be purchased for 1.88 cents apiece! This is an amazing deal as award tickets on US Airways allow for some of the most erroneous routing which allows creative individuals to route to Asia via South America and Asia or other people to add a stopover in Europe on the way to Asia or even a layover in Dubai on the way to Australia from the USA! Although 100,000 miles for ~$2000 won’t get you a first class ticket around the world, it will get you a premium award ticket to Europe from North America or even to North Asia if leaving from Central America! An easy saving of $2000-$5000! Or in extreme cases, when I priced out my 120,000 miles around the world ticket, it came to over $25,000!
My top 10 use of US Airways award miles is a bit dated now, but nevertheless still very relevant and worth checking out. With this promotion and the 40,000 bonus with the US Airways Credit Card, the world is your oyster and you can honestly get to any airport served by an US Airways partner!
If you have an award ticket in mind, be sure to take advantage of this promotion. I would NOT recommend buying miles just to store them, as it is likely that US Airways Dividend miles will be devalued shortly after AA and US merge their programs in 2015.