Booking Buddy is a participant in the US Airways Skymall portal and they are offering 18 miles per dollar spent.
Not sure how I missed this a couple of weeks back, other than that I was in the air enroute back from Asia when it was posted on Milepoint.
A $500 ticket is worth 9000 US Airways miles. As Keri pointed out to me, a W (systemwide upgrade-eligible) fare on United to Sydney for $1300 will get you enough miles for a free domestic coach ticket.
BookingBuddy is a free service designed to help travelers search all their favorite travel websites with fewer clicks and in less time.
And restrictions? There aren’t any:
There are no restrictions at this time.
The site offers air, hotel, and car reservations. It’s hard to imagine earning 18 miles per dollar, let alone on car rental spend and yet that’s exactly what the website says you will get. Which tells me the offer must be a mistake.
Still, it’s been up for at least a couple of weeks and I have a hard to imagining that either (1) the miles will post automatically as promised or (2) that it’s intentional. So I would definitely print out, take a screenshot, or print to .pdf the offer page before making purchases through Booking Buddy, and make sure to keep copies of everything else along the way — on the assumption that you’ll need to do some followup to get the miles. Still, it could work easy, but more likely it’ll take some effort.
Worth it, though, because most times the most you can get on your median travel purchase is a percent or two cash back from a site like eBates or Fatwallet. Here, valued at only a penny apiece, you’re getting an 18% rebate in the form of US Airways miles.
So me, I’ll be doing all of my travel bookings with Booking Buddy while this link is out there.