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.
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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:
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.