My recent trip to Bangkok and Singapore was ‘financed’ with US Airways miles. I was able to enjoy flights on EVA Air, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, and ANA all in business class for 120,000 miles and $92 in taxes.
Flying American? The added plus with this offer is that you can redeem miles on American Airlines now. The only ‘catch’ in this month’s offer is that you need a US Airways MasterCard® in order to take part in the promotion. With Lucky’s new post on American’s new Dallas to Shanghai route now on sale for travel starting June 11, 2014 this might be a great way to take advantage of those First Class Seats.
US Airways miles normally sell for 3.75 cents per mile (with a 7.5% tax) and with this promotion, the cost comes down to half of that, or 1.88 cents per mile. If you were to buy 50,000 your total cost for miles, including taxes and fees would be $1881.25. This may sound like a large amount of money, however, it is not difficult to find award travel where you will get more than 1.8 cpm value for your trip. If you did not want to purchase the entire 50,000 miles (100K with bonus), you could still use this opportunity to top up your account for that award trip you have been wanting to take with a smaller purchase.
Note: US Airways accounts must be at least 12 days old to take advantage of this offer. Transactions are handled byPoints.com (link).
If you are planning any upcoming award travel, this is a great way to top off your account! These offers are always so tempting for me because I know the value of redemption and have enjoyed many stellar award routings and itineraries as a result of these promotions.
To add more to the 50,000 miles through this promo, you can also apply for the US Airways Premier World MasterCard® which gives you 30,000 miles after the first purchase. Remember, too, that you get 5,000 miles off US Airways awards if you have the US Airways MasterCard®.
What about you? Do you think you will take advantage of this offer? Remember….the deadline is February 28th.
[The US Airways Premier World MasterCard®]