Take Advantage Of US Airways Dividend Miles Off-Peak Award Chart For Free Flights

By Guillermo Rodriguez  (Award Travel Points)

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I definitely like tak­ing advan­tage of the off-peak deals that some Airlines offer because it means more free flights for less required miles.. US Air­ways has some very nice deals with its award chart if you hap­pen to be trav­el­ing dur­ing the right period. If you still haven’t planned your win­ter trips, you may want to con­sider a get­away to Europe or South Amer­ica. Either of these will cost only 35,000 miles round-trip in coach.  With the The US Airways Premier World MasterCard we can earn this miles after just the first purchase with the card. You could be flying for Free very fast with this card, which is why I highly recommend it! 

US Air­ways even offers off-peak awards to South Amer­ica in its First Class fea­tur­ing Envoy Suites. While I haven’t flown these yet, I’ll have a chance to try them out when I go to Rio de Janeiro in Feb­ru­ary! Though these nor­mally will cost 100,000 miles round-trip, the off-peak award chart offers the award for 60,000 miles.

US Airways Envoy Suites

US Air­ways Envoy Suites

US Air­ways Off-Peak Award Destinations

You can check out the US Air­ways award chart here.

Caribbean (from main­land US and Canada):

  • 25,000 miles round-trip in coach (vs. 35,000 miles peak season).
  • 50,000 miles round-trip in First/Envoy Suites (vs. 60,000 miles peak season).
  • Off peak period: Sep 1 — 30.

Europe (from North Amer­i­can and Hawaii):

  • 35,000 miles round-trip in coach (vs. 60,000 miles peak season).
  • Off peak period: Jan 15 — Feb 28.

South Amer­ica (from North Amer­i­can and Hawaii):

  • 35,000 miles round-trip in coach (vs. 60,000 miles peak season).
  • 60,000 miles round-trip in First Class/Envoy Suites (vs. 100,000 miles peak season).
  • Off peak period: Feb 3 — 13, March 17 — April 3.

In addi­tion, hold­ers of the Bar­clays US Air­ways credit card will receive an addi­tional 5,000 miles dis­count when fly­ing US Air­ways oper­ated flights. The US Airways Dividend Miles MasterCard offers 30,000 miles after the first pur­chase as well as a $99 com­pan­ion cer­tifi­cate good for tak­ing two addi­tional pas­sen­gers for $99 plus taxes each for any paid ticket on a US Air­ways flight.

  Click here if you want to apply for this card!

How US Air­ways Off-Peak Award Des­ti­na­tions Work

US Air­ways does not allow any one-way award tick­ets and all tick­ets must be booked as round-trip. In order to take advan­tage of US Air­ways off-peak award pric­ing, you must travel on US Air­ways oper­ated flights. This is very dif­fer­ent from the Amer­i­can Air­lines off-peak award chart that also allows you to travel on part­ner flights and take advan­tage of off-peak pricing.

You can redeem your US Air­ways miles on Star Alliance part­ners (it is best to search on the United Air­lines web­site for award avail­abil­ity and then call US Air­ways cus­tomer ser­vice to price and book the flights). Unfor­tu­nately, none of these part­ner flights can be used with off-peak pric­ing. The good news, how­ever, is that US Air­ways will show its own award avail­abil­ity on its web­site. You can book your off-peak awards right online.

But what hap­pens when your travel falls into the off-peak period, but not completely?

Say you want to fly to Europe in mid-February, but return a few weeks later when the off-peak period ends in March. US Air­ways will actu­ally price the legs on this award sep­a­rately. That is, if you can find low-level award avail­abil­ity, you will pay:

  • 17,500 US Air­ways Div­i­dend miles to fly to Europe.
  • 30,000 US Air­ways Div­i­dend Miles to return.

Thus, it will be a total of 47,500 miles.

Book­ing The Off-Peak Award

As pre­vi­ously men­tioned, you can book your US Air­ways award flights online. To search for space, just visit the US Air­ways web­site and nav­i­gate to Div­i­dend Miles -> Book Award Travel.

Then sim­ply type in your dates. I’ll be check­ing out flights from New York to Paris in Feb­ru­ary. You will then see the flight avail­abil­ity at dif­fer­ent lev­els and can select your dates and book.

US Airways Award Search

US Air­ways Award Search

Have fun plan­ning your next vacation!

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