This US Airways promotion allows you to fly anywhere in the world for no more than $3,450 in First Class or $2,700 in Business Class. US Airways is currently running a targeted promotion where you can get a 100% bonus on whatever number of miles you purchase. You can use these miles for any Star Alliance airline*. Below I’ve compared the cost of a revenue ticket with the cost of a ticket using US Airways Miles.
|Purchase a Revenue Ticket
(US$ + taxes)
|Purchase a Ticket with
the Promotion (US$ + taxes)
|Singapore to Delhi||450||2600||4150||615||805|
|New York to Sydney||1500||4500||12400||2200||2700|
|Sydney to London||950||4800||8000||2310||2875|
|San Francisco to Hong Kong||760||3000||5600||1750||2310|
This is one of the best deals I’ve seen with US Airways.
Although you can purchase as many miles as you want, the bonus is capped to 50,000 miles. So if you need more than 100,000 miles, you should consider either transferring miles from one account to another or purchasing more miles without the bonus.
Note that US Airways is only part of Star Alliance until 31st March 2014. After that they will become part of the OneWorld alliance, but nobody knows how the cost of tickets will change.
So there it is, a way to find First Class at a significant discount over a revenue First Class ticket. New York to Sydney is less than 25% of a revenue ticket in First Class!
* You cannot purchase a mileage ticket for the following flights:
Singapore Airlines First Class (except for Delhi and Jakarta), Lufthansa First Class, Swiss First Class, Singapore Airlines Business Class to Europe/Africa/North America/South America.