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1,000 Unsolicited US Airways Miles

by on April 5, 2011 · 8 comments

in Free Miles/ Points, US Airways

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Many people received out-of-the-blue emails from US Airways last night, notifying them about a deposit of 1,000 free miles in their accounts. I was lucky enough to get one as well, thus bringing this week’s haul of US Airways miles to 11,000 – all for $0.

Check your inbox to see if the email might have gone to spam. The subject line is, “They’re waiting in your account!”

I value 1,000 miles at at least $20, so I’m really happy with US Airways right now!

Easy miles


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  • Kevin

    Have you actually seen the miles post to your Dividend Miles account? I also received the e-mail but no miles in my account either which seems to be what most people are reporting.

    It’s also interesting to note that my name and DM account # weren’t in the e-mail where as they usually as in other e-mails from US Airways. However the e-mail did originate from a computer that belongs to US Airways (myusairways.com) so it doesn’t seem to be related to the Epsilon breach and all of the links contained in the e-mail went to US Airways sites.

  • Mark

    Wow, that is a high value for US Airways miles. I guess if you are buying an international business class ticket on another carrier that would be right. I tend to value US Airways at about $0.01. YMMV.

  • David

    @Mark

    I think it depends on what you use them for. TPG uses them for int’l biz/star alliance redemptions it seems. But if you are a physically mobile, flexible leisure traveler like me (who doesn’t mind flying coach) — US Airways off-peak award int’l award flights are a huge value (way undermarket compared to other airline programs, ie: Brazil/Europe 30K round). 30K on most airlines gets you nothing better than a domestic ticket and some magazine subscriptions, but on USair you get a few ways out of the country (as long as you’re flexible with timing and location).

    So for my own flying tastes, I can squeeze a free int’l flight worth hundreds of dollars out of barely any miles at all. The cash value of the redemption then is much higher than what it took to get the miles (ie: practically nothing). That is a better than .01/mile value for those of us who do not travel on expense accounts and will not plausibly be earning platinum status anytime soon.

    If, however, they ever got rid of the off-peak redemptions (or reduced inventory) I would immediately abandon them. I value quick redemptions with low mileage, little outside money and lots of award inventory.

  • Dean

    I received the same email and a friend did too. Neither of us has received the 1,000 free miles yet after about 3 days.

  • JJ

    We have called US Airways via phone everyday since getting the email and everyday are told “…you should see them after midnight tonight…”. The left hand does not know what the right hand is doing. This seems more like a major mistake by US Airways sending out an invalid email than a hack or phish email. Still, why have they not come clean on this and proactively updated it’s customers. Weird.

  • Dave

    The giveth….they taketh away

    Earlier this week, we inadvertently delivered an email message to many of our Dividend Miles members’ email accounts. Unfortunately, one of those accounts was yours. Worse, this email incorrectly stated that we posted 1,000 Dividend Miles into your account. This was not accurate and the email message was sent in error.

  • Kat

    WOW – talk about bad customer relations! I too got the “apology” email. Just a few short sentences and they managed to put such a bad taste in my mouth. For such a small amount of miles, not to actually credit them to the people they inadvertently spammed? Let me take a stab at pretending to be their customer relations director:

    Earlier this week, we inadvertently delivered an email message to many of our Dividend Miles members’ email accounts. Unfortunately, one of those accounts was yours. Worse, this email incorrectly stated that we posted 1,000 Dividend Miles into your account. Though this email was originally sent in error, we value your business, and in a statement of good faith, we will honor our promise to credit your account with 1,000 Dividend Miles. “Come Fly With Us”

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