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Cute title aside US Airways is giving out bonus miles for people who purchase US Airways miles for the month of May. It is up to a 100% bonus on miles purchased, but is it a good deal?

US Airways Miles Sale

Buy 5,000 – 9,000 miles, get a 25% Bonus
Buy 10,000 – 19,000 miles, get a 50% Bonus
Buy 20,000 – 29,000 miles, get a 75% Bonus
Buy 30,000 – 50,000 miles, get a 100% Bonus

The standard for selling miles is 3.5 cents per-mile. Now if you buy the full 50,000 miles, you’ll get 100,000 miles for $1881.00 including the 7.5% Federal Excise tax on miles. At 1.8 cents per-mile that is potentially a great deal depending on how you use those miles. Now, if you want four tickets to Disney World, it is probably not a good deal. If ¬†you want a business class ticket to Europe it is potentially a great deal.

A random Saturday to Saturday Kansas City to Rome business class ticket is $3,700. Using US miles under this promotion it is half that. So, there are good even great deals out there if you look.

Happy Travels!


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