I don't know if this general question would help anyone else. I need 4000 more miles to book a would be rather expensive international trip. My 80k AMEX points don't do much good, nor do my 60k Chase Ultimate Rewards. Obvious answer is to get a CC (which I had for years but just canceled last year). If I apply right now the miles won't post for at least a month, most likely three (guessing here). So are my options to buy miles? I don't find many people that found transferring worth it. So, if you needed x miles on AA, what direction would you know?