I’m not sure if it’s really fair to say that this promotion is “back,” because it never seems to go away. But it’s always worth noting, since in many cases this can be the best way to get a Star Alliance first or business class ticket at a heavily discounted price.
Anyway, US Airways is once again offering a 100% mileage bonus on gifting or purchasing miles through November 15. Miles are 2.75 cents each, so half of that plus the federal excise tax still comes out to under 1.5 cents each. Keep in mind that your US Airways account has to be at least 12 days old in order to take advantage of this promotion.
Given US Airways’ fairly generous award chart, this can be a great deal.
(Tip of the hat to Gary)