Here’s a fun promotion. I’m not sure it’s practical, but it sure is fun. US Airways is offering bonus miles for travel on their Star Alliance partners between September 10 and December 15, 2012. If you fly with three of their Star Alliance partners you earn 2,500 bonus miles, if you fly with four of their Star Alliance partners you earn 5,000 bonus miles, if you fly with five of their Star Alliance partners you earn 15,000 bonus miles, and if you fly with six of their Star Alliance partners you earn 25,000 bonus miles (the above amounts are cumulative). Registration is required to take advantage of this promotion.
If you happen to be flying a few Star Alliance partner airlines between now and December 15, this promotion definitely makes it worthwhile to credit a segment on each airline to US Airways (at least for short segments). It may even be worth going out of your way to fly an extra segment or two on a partner airline to max out the promotion. But starting from scratch without any intent to fly at least a few partner airlines, I can’t imagine it’s worthwhile.
Still, I love the creativity of this promotion.