Hot off the heels of American Airlines AAnytime award devaluation, US Airways has joined the club with no advanced notice given as well. If you take a look at their award chart today, you’ll see that North America to North Asia is now 110,000 miles roundtrip in Business Class. This award used to be 90,000 miles and was a sweet spot in the US Airways chart. Almost everything else looks to have stayed the same but this brings the US Airways award chart into line with the existing AA award chart of 55,000 miles one way to Asia 1. First Class looks to be the same price at 120,000 miles; a 10,000 mile difference from Business Class now.
Mexico – North Asia is now 110,000 miles in Business Class to North Asia and 90,000 miles to South Asia and will most likely be the best bet from now on. I don’t expect it to last however!
Caribbean to North Asia is now 110,000 miles in Business Class whilst Caribbean to South Asia is 90,000 miles in Business Class.
US Airways currently has a 100% share miles promotion that will be affected from today onwards. It is now not possible to go to Asia from North America with a starting balance of 0 miles unless you buy 10,000 and then get the 100% share promo of 50,000 miles.
This story is developing. H/T to Boris R.