US Airways just launched a promotion for double bonus miles if booking is made using a MasterCard. If you use your US Airways MasterCard to pay, you will receive double preferred qualifying miles instead.
This promotion is valid for ticket purchased made at usaiways.com from September 17 to October 31, 2012, and for travel by December 31, 2012. You need to register for this promotion.
The promotion terms are somewhat unclear. You can book travel on partner airlines and codeshare fights on usairways.com. I would expect only fights on US Airways metal to count to this promotion, although that is not clearly spelled out. Also, if you use your US Airways MasterCard to pay, you will only receive double preferred qualifying miles instead of double bonus miles for regular MasterCard users.
If you are in need of US Airways Preferred Qualifying Miles (PQM’s) and have US Airways branded MasterCard, it is no brainer to take advantage of this promotion. If you are in no need of PQM’s, you can just use a regular MasterCard to pay and get double bonus miles instead.
Here are the rather short terms and conditions of this promotion:
Registration is required. You must purchase a ticket on usairways.com September 17 – October 31, 2012 for travel September 17 – December 31, 2012. Use a valid MasterCard card to get double miles or use a valid US Airways Dividend Miles MasterCard card to get double Preferred-qualifying miles on flight activity. US Airways will award miles 6 – 8 weeks after travel has been completed. All Dividend Miles terms and conditions apply. MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.