As reported by Gary, US Airways has raised the price of purchased miles from 2.75 cents per mile to 3.5 cents per mile, which is a 27% increase.
For a couple of years now US Airways has offered a 100% bonus on purchased miles pretty regularly in one form or another. It’s an amazing deal, and many asked when they would stop with such a generous promotion.
Well, I guess we know the answer now. I suspect they’ll continue offering a 100% mileage bonus on purchased miles, though I doubt they’ll go above that.
So while purchasing miles with a 100% bonus could still be a good deal in many circumstances, especially for first class redemptions, it’s not nearly the steal it used to be.