US Airways just devalued their miles overnight and without warning!
Yesterday, I posted details on US Airways 3rd offer in a year to share miles and get a 100% bonus. Thank You US Airways for selling miles then making them worth less the very next day. That pretty crummy!
Click here to see the new US Airways award chart.
The bad news is they eliminated probably the best redemption on their award chart – US to North Asia in Business. The price went from 90k to 110k miles. The good news is that the other parts didnt seem to change — and hopefully they don't change again anytime soon.
If you were thinking about sharing points to get an additional 50k points here's what you should consider:
- If you wanted to go to Hong Kong (and Bangkok on the same itinerary like a friend of mine did) Business Class round trip, this now costs 110k miles instead of 90k. So make sure you will have enough miles if this was your goal. I was considering this but now that the price went up, I'd rather go to Australia. Or for only another 10k miles, you can fly first class, which is 120k miles.
- My main goal was to go to Australia Business Class round trip for 110k miles. This price did not change (phew!), so I may still do this myself.