AA buy miles?

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  1. Glen_varnhagen

    Glen_varnhagen Active Member

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    I've just been offered to buy approx. 100,000 miles for $2,200.
    Why would I want to purchase these?

    Thanks
     
  2. Pizzaman
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    Only if you specifically have an immediate flight purchase that exceeds that cost. Instead, go get the Citi Executive Card. It has a 100,000 mile sign-up bonus right now and a $200 statement credit. So, if you can find a way to spend $10,000 in 3 months (lots of ways to manufacture spend cheaply) those 100,000 miles will be a lot cheaper.
     
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    For $2,200.00 I can find you 100,000 miles, next question.

    How many 100,000 mile units would you like to receive as a gift,
     
  4. B1BomberVB

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    Over on FT's AA forum there is a long thread about the AA mileage police busting buyers & sellers of miles, because it's against the rules of the AAdvantage program. AA actually considers it "fraud," but I disagree.
     
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    Unless it is AA itself doing the selling, you don't. You risk having an account shut down over this and forfeiting your hard-earned cash.
     
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    All right, I did say gift....

    Wonder how long before someone is bated...and then busted..
     
  7. Ed Chandler
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    For the record, you can flat-out buy 98,000 miles directly from AA for $2,200.
     
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    Sooooo lets see it I get this right? :) You think AA might sell miles and then bust you for buying? :rolleyes:
    With the exception that unless they waive the rules (as they sometimes do when running such promos) 98k is over the maximum one account can receive by buying.
     
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    As they very well should do, but it really doesn't matter if you agree or not its specifically listed as being against the program rules

    The FT thread often involves much more than the outright sale of miles and is amusing in itself as it has one poster who is giving advice as how to deal with AA audits and who had a "problem" with AA closing his account at least temporally who was proven and clearly identified as selling system- wide upgrades on e-bay.
     
  10. satman40

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    The problem is AA writes the rules, for the game, restricts what you can do with the miles.

    Government operates the same way, they also print money,

    Only to devalue it...this game is as old as time...
     
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    I take it you don't do manufactured spend, then? Because that would be like someone who counts cards at blackjack (and making good money at it) whining about how unfair it is that casinos can kick you you out if they wish to.
     
  12. Ed Chandler
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    As of when I posted that, it was 80k miles for $2,200 with an 18k mile bonus.
     
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  13. B1BomberVB

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    What Ed Chandler says is OK but still moderately expensive--buying directly from AA, which will deposit miles to your account. The prohibited action is to buy someone else's account &or award tickets issued from it. If AA catches you or the buyer, they can void the tickets or close/ empty the account, leaving you stranded without an air ticket. Then if the buyer won't refund your money, you'll be double S.o.o.L!
     
  14. satman40

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    I would only say miles will be worth less and less everyday, as the become easier to get.

    The ones of us who work at it soon have more than we need.

    Most of mine are given away, and none are sold.

    Same in the real world, the workers end up sharing with their families, giving things away.

    We all have more than we need when we work.
     
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  15. Ed Chandler
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    Whoa! Let me clarify ... I would never actually *pay* that for miles. All I'm saying is, ... if you *were* willing to buy 100k of "shady" miles, you should know that you could *also* get 98k "legit" miles for the same price.
     
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