As you hopefully already know, US Airways leaves Star Alliance on March 30th (Sunday) and joins OneWorld Alliance on March 31st (Monday). This is a pretty big milestone in the merger with American Airlines, and to celebrate, there is a promotion that will award bonus miles based on the number of OneWorld partner airlines US Airways Dividend Miles customers fly between March 31st – June 30th – up to 25,000 miles!
Registration is listed to begin on March 31, 2014 (though it seemed to let me register today) and will end on June 30, 2014. Registration may occur at any point during the eligible activity period to qualify. Bonus miles do not count toward Dividend Miles Preferred status.
Eligible Activity Period: Only oneworld partner airline operated flights between March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2014.
Earning Miles: Earn up to 25,000 bonus miles when you register and fly on oneworld partner operated flights on and between March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2014.
You will earn bonus miles based on the number of different partner airlines flown. Each partner airline will only count once.
You will earn a bonus based on the following: 1 partner = 0 bonus miles, 2 partners = 500 bonus miles, 3 partners = 2,500 bonus miles, 4 partners = 5,000 bonus miles, 5 partners = 15,000 bonus miles and 6+ partners = 25,000 bonus miles.
The max amount of bonus miles awarded for this promotion is 25,000 bonus miles. oneworld partner operated flights are defined as a segment of regularly scheduled passenger air service operated by oneworld partner airlines Air Berlin (“AB”), American Airlines (“AA”), British Airways (“BA”), Cathay Pacific (“CX”), Finnair (“AY”), Iberia (“IB”), Japan Airlines (“JL”), LAN Airlines (“LA”), Malaysia Airlines (“MH”), Qantas (“QF”), Qatar Airways (“QR”), Royal Jordanian (“RJ”), S7 Airlines (“S7”) and all eligible oneworld affiliate carriers.
Flights operated by US Airways will not count for bonus miles for this promotion. Please note that flights marketed by a oneworld partner airline, but operated by another airline that is not part of oneworld are not eligible to receive bonus miles. Please ensure you include your Dividend Miles number when booking to receive mileage credit.
Personal Flight Goal Listed for American Airlines Facebook Promo:
On a semi-related note, my personalized offer for earning miles by flying via the American Airlines Facebook promo that awards around 1,000 free AA miles for completing some games and answering questions online is now available. I personally need to earn 1,200 elite qualifying points via AA between March 21 to May 23, 2014 to earn 2,500 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles via this promo. I don’t anticipate any travel on US Airways or AA during that time, but if I did then presumably I would have to pick between these two promos as you can’t credit a flight to both AA and US at the same time.
Remember to take advantage of the last few days that US Airways in in Star Alliance by making any related bookings in the next couple days! Thanks to The Points Guy for sharing news of this promotion.