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.
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 &quot;the actual miles flown or 500 miles per segment, whichever is greater.&quot; 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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