Buying American Miles Now Counts As Airfare Spend

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    I've written in the past about which airline and hotel loyalty programs process points purchases directly. When you buy points directly from an airline or hotel, they're often processed by points.com, which acts as the third party in these transactions. While the points.com interface is quite easy to use, the downside is that the purchase is processed by them as well. That means the purchase wouldn't qualify as airline or hotel spend as far as your credit card is concerned. Conversely, some loyalty programs process points purchases directly. For example, Avianca's LifeMiles program processes points purchases directly, and that means when you buy miles with them you earn bonus miles as if it's airfare. The post Buying American Miles Now Counts As Airfare Spend appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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