Continental Airlines and eBay have joined forces, and have created a co-branded site where OnePass members can bid miles for items such as concert tickets, sporting events, performing arts experiences and travel packages.
Though online mileage auctions are not exactly cutting edge, the introduction of eBay into this arena opens up a world of possibilities. Perhaps in the future, OnePass members will be able to use their miles to bid on an antique Grandfather clock on eBay. (http://www.continental.ebaytravel. com)
A quick check of the current bidding revealed that four Britney Spears concert tickets were going for 24,000 miles and a luxury suite at Jacobs Field for a game between the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees had achieved a top bid of 41,000 miles. OnePass members still have until July 7 to bid on the Jacobs Field luxury suite but, alas, the Britney tickets hit the block on June 18.