I’m not going to to go into this one in massive detail, primarily because you already need to have a stash of US Airways miles to work with to make the most of this promotion. However if you took advantage of the purchase miles promotion, and read my quick overview of how to use it last month, you can definitely leverage your purchased miles even further until October 15th with US Airways latest 100% bonus on shared miles.
The best breakdowns of the deal are those from Gary at View from the Wing and The Points Guy. I’m not going to repeat what they’ve said, so go read those posts – in a nutshell, you can earn up to 50,000 bonus US Airways Dividend Miles for 1.1c US per mile by transferring to a different account. Accounts need to be open for 12 days to be eligible, so open a new account now if you need.
I have 60k US Airways miles awaiting a redemption at some point in the future. I’m very tempted to transfer out 45k and 15k to two different accounts, leaving 90k in one account, and 30k in another – 30k miles being enough for a return Business Class redemption to New Zealand from Australia, or anywhere in the South Pacific for that matter.
If you have some US Airways miles in your account, it’s probably worth considering, even without firm travel plans to use them for.