Last Shot at Buying US Airways Miles for 1.88 Cents Extended Through October 12

Last week I wrote that US Airways will be increasing the cost of miles purchased through its bonuses, that come November American and US Airways will get aligned in how they sell miles.. which means they’ll be more expensive.

US Airways is running a 100% bonus on purchased miles, it was supposed to end September 30 but it has been extended through October 12.

For the past several years US Airways has been the industry leader in selling miles cheap. Offering a 100% bonus just meant, more or less, meant that it was a day of the week that ended in “day”.

With this offer they sell 20,000 or more miles at 1.88 cents apiece.

I’m not a buyer at this price, especially with a large account balance with both American and with US Airways (since those balances will get combined soon enough).

US Airways has been selling miles cheaper than American ever used to. American’s bonus offers have gotten a bit more aggressive. If you want to buy American miles cheaper than American sells them, and you can wait a bit for them to become American miles, this may be your (last) opportunity at this price.

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  1. @judy schlerbeek – sometime between now and middle of next year? 🙂 Seriously we don’t know, but can presume that sometime before the programs merge we’d be given an opportunity to link our own accounts.

  2. This is a devaluation just waiting to happen. US has continued pumping out miles in a very non-AA way and, while that may have been ok for pmUS, their partners and their award chart, I don’t see it being ok for new-AA. This devaluation will hurt.

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