US Airways Offers Bonus Elite Qualifying Miles when You Buy Miles in September

A month ago, US Airways was offering a 100% bonus on purchased miles.

Now their new mileage purchase bonus offer is elite qualifying miles.

Through September 30, the offer is 1000 elite qualifying miles for every 10,000 miles purchased, and you can earn up to 5000 bonus qualifying miles that way.

So you can ‘buy up’ your remaining elite qualifying mile needs, and actually pocket miles in your account at the same time, though this is a fairly expensive way to claw yourself the final leg towards status.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Hi Gary,

    Quick question for you, so if I signed-up for the USAir silver trial thing and having to fly 7,500 miles can I purchase 7,500 or 7,501 premier qualifying miles and maintain silver until 2011? I may end up not traveling on usair at all this year but expect to be on it frequently next year due to some major changes, it would be helpful to leapfrog to silver… or do you think they’ll take my money for the 7,500 purcahsed PQMs and still make me fly 7,500?

    Thanks in advance!

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