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Earn Double Elite Miles on the US Airways Shuttle

Earn Double Elite Miles on the US Airways Shuttle

If you’re flying in the Northeast corridor and place a premium on elite status, US Airways’ new Shuttle promotion may be just the ticket.

Offer Details

Between September 3 and October 31, Dividend Miles members will earn double elite-qualifying miles (EQMs) for every US Airways Shuttle flight between Boston, New York (LGA), and Washington, DC (DCA).

On Shuttle flights, US Airways awards "the actual miles flown or 500 miles per segment, whichever is greater." And since all Shuttle flights are less than 500 miles, the earning rate is indeed 500 miles per flight segment.

Only the EQMs are doubled; base miles are earned at the normal rate. Registration is required.

Deal or No Deal

An extra 500 EQMs per flight is modest as incentives go. And unless you have a fighting chance of reaching elite status, the bonus is meaningless. On the other hand, Delta, US Airways’ head-to-head competitor on the shuttle routes, is offering no bonus at all. So for shuttle flyers, US Airways’ offer is as good as it gets.

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