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    US Dividend Miles Buy/Gift Miles 100% bonus - Cheap way for F/J *A Awards

    Not sure if this is already reported here. Please merge if it is already been reported. But US Airways (*A) Dividend Miles is offering 100% bonus for purchasing of miles up to 50000 miles bonus. It finishes on 31 March 2010.

    Buy Miles:
    US Airways | Fly with US

    US *A Awards
    http://www.usairways.com/en-US/Resou...wardtravel.pdf

    Given that, South Pacific - South Pacific *A J award is 30K (on NZ), you can get yourself a cheap redemption by spending 412.5USD or 463AUD (+ taxes/surcharges). This is almost the same price as buying return SYD-AKL Y ticket!!!!

    Or you can try South Pacific - North Asia *A J Award (90K) for 1237.5USD or 1390AUD!! (You spend that much just on Y ticket alone!)

    Also apparently the surcharges is very low for USA airlines. So it looks like a very cheap way to get yourself a F/J ticket to anywhere. However from FT, it mentioned that the US Airways account must be live for at least 11 days before you can start buying miles. So if you don't have an account now you must open it ASAP and before March 20/21 .....

    Please also see *A Award thread in FT:
    http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/us-ai...ad-merged.html

    Of course, you are not going to get any points from these flights. But heck given it is so cheap who cares about it!

    Good luck to all.
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    Re: US Dividend Miles Buy/Gift Miles 100% bonus - Cheap way for F/J *A Awards

    peachy3333 did this last year. See this thread. NB, US Airways has given a 250% bonus in the past, as per this thread.

    Double bonus for purchased miles (Another round: Feb-March 2010) - FlyerTalk Forums

    30% bonus for transferred miles (from SPG, etc), according to this thread.

    Also consider buying miles from AA, if you want to fly on Oneworld. 55k AA for 1000 USD, which is also 5.5% of Lifetime Gold (OW Sapphire).

    Oh, and the reason that these airlines are doing this, is that they need more cash:
    S&P's Most Likely to Default in 2010 List - DailyFinance

    That means well-known U.S. corporations such as ... airlines AMR (AMR), US Airways Group (LCC) and UAL (UAUA) are all at high risk of defaulting in 2010
    AMR = American Airlines
    LCC = US Airways
    UAL = United Airlines
    Last edited by futaris; 24th February 2010 at 12:41 PM.

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    Re: US Dividend Miles Buy/Gift Miles 100% bonus - Cheap way for F/J *A Awards

    Quote Originally Posted by futaris View Post
    peachy3333 did this last year. See this thread. NB, US Airways has given a 250% bonus in the past, as per this thread.

    Double bonus for purchased miles (Another round: Feb-March 2010) - FlyerTalk Forums

    30% bonus for transferred miles (from SPG, etc), according to this thread.

    Also consider buying miles from AA, if you want to fly on Oneworld. 55k AA for 1000 USD, which is also 5.5% of Lifetime Gold (OW Sapphire).
    I had a look at the AA site, but it looks like US deal is much better value at the moment. especially with the amount you can get with it. It really is the easiest way to get J awards, especially if you have ZERO points to start with.

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    Re: US Dividend Miles Buy/Gift Miles 100% bonus - Cheap way for F/J *A Awards

    Quote Originally Posted by edison View Post
    I had a look at the AA site, but it looks like US deal is much better value at the moment. especially with the amount you can get with it. It really is the easiest way to get J awards, especially if you have ZERO points to start with.
    It depends on the route and class you want to fly.

    e.g. MLE-LHR on BA is only 30k AA miles in J oneway.

    The US buy miles offer is a bit better (extra 25% for gifting) if you know someone who is a preferred member (silver or higher). I had preferred status through a promo from Sept Last Year. You could buy status or status match, otherwise.

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    Re: US Dividend Miles Buy/Gift Miles 100% bonus - Cheap way for F/J *A Awards

    I can purchase points to upgrade to business on a jfk-lax flight with AA cheaper then paying for the business class flight in the first place.

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    Re: US Dividend Miles Buy/Gift Miles 100% bonus - Cheap way for F/J *A Awards

    I'm considering investing in some points through this offer, but can't find any information regarding infants. Does anyone know how infant fares work on *A redemptions through US Airways?

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    Re: US Dividend Miles Buy/Gift Miles 100% bonus - Cheap way for F/J *A Awards

    AFAIK 10% of the full fare.

    Only BMI and LH M&M allow infant ff redemptions, in *A.

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    Re: US Dividend Miles Buy/Gift Miles 100% bonus - Cheap way for F/J *A Awards

    Hey guys!

    As per last year's post, I ended up buying and sharing miles.

    Altogether it cost me around $2100 for 150,000 miles

    My partner and I both have 150,000 miles which we will be using for a South Pacific - USA middle of this year in First Class.

    That is probably around what I would pay each for a full fare Y ticket!

    Regards,

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    Re: US Dividend Miles Buy/Gift Miles 100% bonus - Cheap way for F/J *A Awards

    Quote Originally Posted by peachy3333 View Post
    Hey guys!

    As per last year's post, I ended up buying and sharing miles.

    Altogether it cost me around $2100 for 150,000 miles

    My partner and I both have 150,000 miles which we will be using for a South Pacific - USA middle of this year in First Class.

    That is probably around what I would pay each for a full fare Y ticket!

    Regards,
    Hope there's availability.


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    We're using the ANA tool for availability.

    There will be definitely a trip report so I'll let everyone know how it goes!

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