US Airways and Points.com are making it easier for Dividend Miles members to purchase miles through a new online Mileage Purchase Program on usairways.com.
Dividend Miles members can take advantage of the online Mileage Purchase Program to buy miles for personal use or as a gift for others. A member can purchase up to 15,000 miles per Dividend Miles account per year. Access to this service is available through usairways.com
or via a direct link to buydividendmiles.points.com.
This new online feature complements the current Mileage Purchase Program where members can purchase miles toward award travel or gifts by calling US Airways.
With the online service, members can purchase Dividend Miles at 3 cents per mile, which includes the 7.5 percent federal excise tax (Canadian members pay additional sales tax). Miles are available in increments of 1,000 miles with a minimum 2,000-mile purchase requirement. Now through June 15, 2002, US Airways will waive the $25 processing fee. These miles will be credited to the member’s Dividend Miles account within 72 hours of making the purchase.
“Dividend Miles continue to make great gifts, and this program will help make it easier for members to offer a gift of travel for family and friends, or even themselves,” said Stephen M. Usery, US Airways vice president of marketing and revenue management. “We even will send a personalized e-mail message to the recipient notifying them of the gift.”
With Dividend Miles, a standard Coach Class award ticket requires only 20,000 miles for travel in the U.S. and Canada during the off-peak period between Sept. 15, and the last day of February. Peak period travel requires 25,000 miles in the U.S. and Canada.
The number of miles needed for European off-peak award travel is 40,000, with 50,000 miles needed for standard European peak Economy Class travel between May 1 and Sept. 30.
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