And in this case it’s as easy as outright buying miles. USAirways is currently offering a 100% bonus on all purchased miles. Miles usually cost 2.5 cents each to purchase plus a $30 transaction fee, so that means in this case buying 80,000 miles would cost $1,030. Now that’s what I call a steal, considering that 80,000 miles will get you a business class ticket to Europe on Lufthansa or Swiss, for example. You can have up to 50,000 miles doubled (for a total of 100,000 miles).
Given their favorable reward chart, this is a way to get to wherever you want to go for cheap in first or business class.
(Tip of the hat to Gary)