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US Airways is offering a 100% bonus on all miles purchased through Thursday, March 31, 2011. You can use US Airways miles on any Star Alliance flight. This promotion applies only to US Airline accounts that were opened prior to February 1, 2011.
For example, I looked up a potential trip to Bangkok and am able to purchase 80,000 miles for a roundtrip flight to Bangkok for $1,100. Paying for the ticket, you can fly Cathay Pacific for $1,800 (cheapest option I’ve found yet during my trip timeframe). Pending availability of Star Alliance rewards (which unfortunately none were available for my timeframe) buying and redeeming miles serve to be a great option. To search for award availability, you can use Continental Airline’s site as they will let you know what is available (note that the number of points differ from US Airways redemption).
How it works: You will receive 75% bonus immediately on all miles purchase. To receive the additional 25% bonus, you will then need to install the US Airways Dividend Miles Toolbar and complete three searches. It is as simple as that!
Click here to purchase US Airway miles.