This is my first post on milepoint, I've been learning a lot over the past few weeks trying to put together an around-the-world trip. I'm trying to get three 50k Business/First MileSAAver award tickets, but I have exactly 149,945 AAdvantage miles in my account. I know I can pay ~$60 for 1000 miles and they will post in a couple days or three. But $0.06/mile is pretty crappy, especially when I don't even need 945 of them. Can anyone think of a free or cheap way I can get the 55 miles posted to my account before the hold on the flights expires this Sunday? Or has anyone recently convinced a CSR to let the account go negative, even a little bit?