Up to 25,000 Bonus US Airways Miles for oneworld Flights

US Airways joins oneworld March 31 and has a promotion for crediting oneworld tickets to Dividend Miles.

[R]egister with your Dividend Miles number and fly with oneworld partner airlines through June 30, 2014. Each partner airline will only count once, so the more partner airlines you fly, the more miles you earn – up to 25,000 bonus Dividend Miles.

Here’s the earning table:

Registration begins on March 31, and you can register any time up through June 30 to earn miles based on oneworld flights credited to Dividend Miles during the promotion period.

Though the earning table refers to purchases, the terms and conditions are clear that — like the short description above — “You will earn bonus miles based on the number of different partner airlines flown.

You can only earn a credit for each partner once. American counts as a separate airline for this promotion, but flying just a single oneworld airline (i.e. crediting an American flight only to US Airways) won’t earn a bonus, and though US Airways will be a oneworld airline flights on US Airways don’t count either.

(HT: Robb)

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  1. Do you think this will work for award tickets? I could probably knock this off in one trip to north asia.

  2. This is an interesting proposition for an EXP trying to requalify. I am Europe-based and AB/HG is frankly pretty convenient and cheap for many of my flights. However, their EQM earnings table for AA sucks.

    I cannot tell from the T&C if affiliates count as separate “entries” form the main partners. If I buy one ticket on AB and another on HG does that count as 2 separate purchases?

  3. I like the spirit of this, but the implementation is dumb. Since US will only have one partner in the lower 48, this means any real amount of partner flying is going to require overseas travel. All of my overseas travel is always planned for more than 90 days out, so there’s no way this promotion could work for me. I’m certainly not going to get 6 partners in in that period.

    So, going with the argument Gary likes to make, there’s no “marginal spend” here. They’ll pay out the most miles to people who have already ticketed. People who would plan heavy travel around this need more than 90 days to do it.

  4. @Bob

    I have the same question. I have a four-partner AA oneworld award ticketed for travel next month. NOTHING in the T&C explicitly says award travel is excluded.

    The only thing in the T&C that comes close to applying here is this: “Please ensure you include your Dividend Miles number when booking to receive mileage credit.” Because my ticket already has my AA number in it, I’m curious if I can stick my US number in there instead.

  5. @Dan – for you, your travels are planned, for business travelers travel is not planned. In any case it’s not so much marginal spend they’re trying to goose (or it would be a US Airways specific promo) but the habit of crediting oneworld airlines to Dividend Miles (remember the partner airlines buy those miles from US), and to raise awareness of the change in alliance (which we all take for granted but the vast bulk of members do not know).

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