When you share miles on US Airways between June16 and June 30, 2014, you and your recipient will split a 100% bonus (up to 50,000 miles total). Unlike past US Airways programs for sharing miles the bonus will be split between you and the person with whom you are sharing the miles.
The cost is 1.5 cents per mile plus a $30 transaction fee and 7.5% tax. So the actual cost of sharing 50,000 miles is $836.25 for a 50,000 mile bonus shared between you and the person receiving the shared miles. This equates to a real cost of 1.67 cents per mile.
This is not a super deal for miles. However, it can be worthwhile depending on how you plan to use the bonus. I would not go for this deal unless you had a specific use in mind.
If you are planning a trip to Europe with a friend or family member and you have 80,000 miles in your account you could share 40,000 miles with them and split the bonus. This would mean you would each now have 60,000 miles available to redeem, enough for two round trip tickets between North America and Europe with a main cabin low reward redemption of 60,000 miles each. The total cost with redemption fee and taxes would be $675 plus your original 80,000 miles for two round trip tickets between North American and Europe.
However, I would again caution to use this deal only if you have a specific use in mind. US Airways has recently announced that for travel booked after July31, 2014 they are raising some redemption levels as they align their loyalty program with American as part of the merger. For instance, they are raising redemption levels for round-trip travel on medium and high awards between the continental U.S. and Canada. They are also raising the redemption levels for First Class awards on three-class service within and between the continental U.S. and Canada on oneworld® and partner flights. More information on the changes in redemption levels can be found on the Dividend Miles award travel page.
With the addition of US Airways as a Oneworld partner remember to explore all of your possible options for redeeming points.