Price per Dividend Mile is increased

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  1. nime01
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    US Airways have increased their Dividend Miles price. Previously, you could buy 50K DM for $1,478 incl tax, CPM = $0.029. Now the price is $1,881 incl tax, an increase of $403. CPM = $0.037
     
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    Thanks for this, but dislike!
     
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    Rats for waiting on this hit!
     
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    You're not the only one! I thought worst case, I wouldn't get a bonus...didn't anticipate this happening. Looks like no more DM buying for me unless absolutely necessary and/or a pretty lucrative promo.
     
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    I'm glad I loaded on these during the last 100% promo, but still it absolutely sucks...

    It's strange that they'd do this completely out of the blue though... if anything, it will keep people from buying miles as they used to, even if they're still a relatively good value compared to other programs.
     
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    I agree. More than the fact that the cost of the buying miles hit now goes up for me, I am bummed about the fact that future "buy miles bonus" promotions from US Airways are not going to be as lucrative.
     
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    Agreed! I'm still hoping for GS purposes they do a 100% bonus with no minimum, but I'm not holding by breath!
     
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    Maybe, maybe not. If they saw high demand previously maybe they think that they can raise the prices a bit and still show decent volumes of sales. If they don't it is easy to drop the price but if they don't see any slowing of the purchases then it just shows that the price was previously too low.
     
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    I hate to be the voice of optimism but there's no reason they couldn't do future bonuses of more than 100% to arrive at the same after-bonus price. Also, I'd rather have this price increase than an award chart devaluation. If it helps them put off the devaluation longer by more appropriately pricing their miles, then by all means, please go ahead.
     
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    Well we can always hope that they have bigger bonuses... 150-200% perhaps? But you have to wonder if they would, considering their miles are just now sort-of getting in line with the prices from other airlines, plus nobody else offers the ridiculous 100% bonuses -- or at least not anywhere near as often.
     
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    LAME
     
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