US Airways is offering double miles that also count towards status through June 15.
Double elite quaifying miles offers don’t usually also earn double redeemable miles. But the offer does overlap Southwest’s double credits offer (and lasts a couple more weeks).
Registration is required and the offer applies only to tickets issued after registration. And as usual for these sorts of promos, the offer applies only to flights on the airline’s own metal (and Express carriers) but not to partner airline flights.
This offer does make it a little more likely that American and then United could do double elite qualifying miles offers over a similar period. But a little more likely doesn’t mean it will happen and I’m guessing that US Airways won’t be enough to trigger the big boys’ reactions. It would take Delta, and if Delta were to do it my bet is it’s only on higher fares. Developing… but a good time to credit to US AIrways whether you’re in search for status or not!
Update: Ben offers good advice — hold off booking tickets with American, United, and Delta for a couple of weeks if you can. This US Airways promotion only counts for travel booked after registering, there’s a good chance if the other majors do match they will follow suit. It would be a shame to book May travel now and have it not count towards potential double elite qualifying miles. We’ll know soon enough whether anyone else matches, so don’t buy any tickets on a carrier that hasn’t matched for the never several days if you can help it.