1,000 free United and 500 free US Airways miles

Install a United tool-bar and make one search, no purchase required

Note: You must be logged in to MileagePlus Shopping using your MileagePlus user name and password in order to download the MileagePlus Shopping Assistant.

To qualify for the initial download 1,000 bonus miles offer, make at least one search or purchase using the Shopping Assistant. Bonus offer is only valid for the initial download and install of the Shopping Assistant. Not valid on subsequent downloads or installs. Offer ends 10/31/12.

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Similarly, US Airways Toolbar

Special Bonus: Receive 500 miles When You Download and make one search with The Dividend Miles StoreFront Assistant

Terms and Conditions
*To qualify for the initial download 500 bonus miles offer, make at least one search or purchase using the Dividend Miles StoreFront Assistant. Bonus offer is valid only for the initial download and install of the Dividend Miles StoreFront Assistant. Not valid on subsequent downloads or installs. For a list of complete terms and conditions please click here.

Today only: Fly from Washington, DC (DCA) for only $30 one way (Dead)

Link to the deal

Here is a screenshot of what I found for a round-trip from DCA to Little Rock (exactly $60). These are very cheap even though they have the sales for  today only and for 9 days in September. So if your airports are DCA, Tallahassee (TLH), Fort Walton Beach (VPS), Pensacola (PNS), Little Rock (LIT), Jackson, MS (JAN), Birmingham (BHM), this deal will work for you

This could be a great mileage run because Between July 7th and September 30th, you will receive double miles on all US Airways flights in and out of Washington, DC Reagan National Airport (DCA). No registration is required, however, you must book your flight by August 5th.

Distance from LIT-DCA: 888 miles for $30 = 3.3 cent/mile since the double mile promotion is active, you will get 1.65 cent/mile. This is cheaper than buying miles at 100% bonus from US Airways

Choose from 6 great destinations:

  • Tallahassee (TLH)
  • Fort Walton Beach (VPS)
  • Pensacola (PNS)
  • Little Rock (LIT)
  • Jackson, MS (JAN)
  • Birmingham (BHM)

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1,000 US Airways miles for $12

There are two different ways to obtain at least 500 US Airways miles each

If you don’t have a US Airways Dividend mile account, you can sign-up for one at this link

1. You can download and install their Shopping Assistant tool bar and make at least one search. This is free and the miles should post after a month or two. Another benefit of obtaining miles is to extend your current mile expiration date to a few extra years

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Skyteam, One World, Star Alliance

My friend asked me if she doesn’t fly United that often why she should collect their miles.

The answer is very simple – Airlines form alliances  – and you can redeem American/Delta/United/US Airways miles on any of their alliance partners

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There are three biggest airline alliances in the world

SKYTEAM: Delta is the only US-based airline however you can use its miles to fly Korean Airline, China Airlines and Vietnam Airlines to most of Asia. You can use Delta miles to fly Air France and KLM to Europe

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One World: American Airline is the leading airline in this smallest alliance, you can use American Airline miles to fly Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific to Asia or British Airways & Air Berlin to Europe

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Star Alliance: is the biggest alliance with United and US Airways. You can use United and US Airways miles to fly Asiana, ANA, Thai, Air China, Singapore to Asia; Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian to Europe