It is back! Fly from Canada to Europe in Business Class for ~$1500, or Tokyo for $1370, or Johannesburg or Sydney for ~$1925

18 08 2010


US Airways has again announced their bonus purchase plan for Dividend Miles. These miles can be used for Star Alliance[1] airline rewards (Air Canada, Lufthansa, United, Continental, Austrian, TAM, &c.).  Examples of deals are:

  • Purchase 100,000 miles, which will give you a flight to Europe or South America in Business Class. The points would cost $1375 plus about $125 in misc. taxes and fees.
  • Purchase 90,000 miles, which would give you a flight to North Asia[2]. The points would cost you $1,238 plus approx. $125 in misc. taxes and fees.
  • Purchase 110,000 miles, which would give you a flight to Johannesburg, or Sydney in Business Class. Including your 1,500 miles for signing up to Dividend Miles, this would cost you $1,800 plus approx $125 in misc. taxes and fees.

You need to purchase the miles by September 15 November 15, but then you have time from then to book. Perfect for travel next summer or fall!

The flights include either an open jaw or stop over. That is you could fly: Winnipeg to Rome (stop) making your own way to Stockholm then home to Winnipeg or Winnipeg to Rome (stop) then to Stockholm (stop) then home to Winnipeg.

Remember also, that these are reward miles, so seats are limited. You do need some flexibility in when you fly, and it is usually best to book well in advance, with the exception of Air New Zealand, where last minute bookings are best.

To help you book, I am willing to assist in the booking process! I have tools and experience to help you get the tickets you want. You might have an extra connection, but think of it as time to enjoy some more Champagne in the lounge!

Next Steps:

  1. Information on the deal can be found at:

  2. Sign up for US Airways Dividend Miles:

  3. US Airways Star Alliance reward chart (PDF):
  4. Email Brian for help at:







[1] Star Alliance airlines are: Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, bmi, brussels airlines, Continental, EgyptAir, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, SWISS, TAM Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, and US Airways

[2] Afghanistan, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macau, Mongolia, Russia, S. Korea, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.




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