US Airways is offering what’s no doubt the most generous airline promotion of the year. Through December 31 they’re offering double redeemable miles for all travel booked on usairways.com with a Mastercard, and if you use a US Airways Mastercard they’re offering double elite qualifying miles as well.
Yes, you heard that right — they’re offering double elite qualifying and redeemable miles through the end of the year when paying with a US Airways Mastercard.
Registration is required by October 31 using promotion code MCDM. In order to qualify, tickets must be purchased and flown between September 17 and December 31, 2012. US Airways will award the bonus miles 6-8 weeks after travel is complete.
Up front I should say that I doubt we’ll see any other airlines match. The only two airlines that consistently match one another are American and United, while US Airways and Delta seem to operate somewhat independently. That being said, given American’s financial situation they might just match in one form or another, given that they’ll do anything they can to drum up more business and loyalty.
I’m actually almost tempted to go for top tier status with US Airways with this offer, since it really is extremely generous. I’m currently a Gold member with US Airways, so I’d earn 250% redeemable miles for all my travel as a Gold, and 200% elite qualifying miles. Keep in mind that if you don’t have status with US Airways, they sell 90 day trials for Silver, Gold, and Platinum status for $200, $400, and $600, respectively. Or you can literally buy Preferred Qualifying Miles, though it’s not exactly a bargain.
I find US Airways’ fares to almost always be cheaper than the competition to begin with, which makes this all the more tempting.
Anyone else actually thinking of flying US Airways as a result of this promo?