New 25% TO 100% bonus miles??

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  1. AZjohn

    AZjohn Silver Member

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    OK, just got an e-mail saying US will give me 25% to 100% bonus match if I buy or share miles (no mention of what CC I use).

    Couple of questions for anyone who might know:

    Won't need these miles until late 2013 or early 2014, has anyone caome out and say it will be a 1:1 match for AA miles on OW?

    Went to the link to buy and after entering my account info I was offered 75% bonus, I would like to know how to get the 100% bonus:) , suggestion?

    Thanks
     
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    Mapsmith Gold Member

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    I would imagine that it would be to allow the US members to up their totals prior to being absorbed into AAdvantage. What you have written leads me to believe that 1:1 is probably not the exchange but probably something like 5:3 or thereabouts.
     
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    US Airways has been running buy, gift and share bonuses almost every month for a couple years now. This isn't really anything new related to the merger. I think most in the industry would be stunned if the conversion is anything other than 1:1.

    I just got this email, and it's giving me 75% bonus. Considering I just did it last week at 100% bonus, I'm going to pass. My wife is being offered the 100% bonus. She was offered no bonus last month. So if I decide I need the miles for something, I'll just use her account to gift miles to me with the 100% bonus.
     
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    Yeah they've been doing this for a minute, pretty much on a monthly basis, alternating between targeted and free-for-all promos. I was targeted for the earlier January promo but nothing in February, and now I got 75% bonus in March.

    It does make you wonder though if the well will eventually run dry. I've always considered Dividend Miles the easiest / cheapest to acquire when these promos run, and with the upcoming integration with AA you certainly can see some sort of future value to having a sizeable stockpile, but then they go and do something like unceremoniously killing off the 60k European awards during off-peak, and you suddenly don't want to have too many miles that you're not going to put to immediate use, just in case.

    What if this is the last promo though? :) I'm with you, and figuring they run 100% bonus promos every other month you figure you'd pass on 75%, but what if? :)
     
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    I assume AAdvantage pricing will be the norm for the merged airline. That means a lower "normal" price but lower bonus offers.

    I was tempted to load up my wife's account in addition to mine last month, but decided that the immediate cash outlay required isn't worth it to me. I picked up 100k so in a few weeks--when my 2nd CC bonus posts--I will have enough for 2 roundtrips to Europe or North Asia in business, and nearly enough for 2 to Aus/NZ.
     
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    Like a lot of people, I got in with last years 100% share deal, which was freakin great (used it for *A RT saver C Europe trip).

    Knowing if I do this one (or maybe one down the road if possible) miles will not be used until post merger, which is OK if there is a 1:1 but sounds like nobody will know for sure for a while.

    Thanks again
     

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