Trading/Buying Miles

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  1. champagne

    champagne Member

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    Does anyone know where I can buy or trade Virgin miles (besides points.com and through the airline). Anyone willing to trade for Skymiles or Aadvantage miles?
     
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    Sweet Willie Gold Member

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    welcome to Milepoint. As you know both trading or buying miles from someone is against T&Cs of Virgin.

    while Milepoint doesn't have a policy about your offering such a trade, I'd venture to guess that you won't get any takers as you are new and folks don't know you yet, few want to risk their miles/cash on such a trade.
     
  3. Randy Petersen
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    Welcome and we all look forward to helping you with some info and you helping us from your experiences.

    On Milepoint, we don't think it worth the risk to have an account frozen and try to work on building miles and reward opportunitites. If you'll identify which kind of Virgin miles you have and what your goals are, perhaps we can provide you with some advice to get what you need and not place anything you have in jeopardy. Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America and Virgin Australia, all are pretty different. Again welcome.
     
  4. champagne

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    Agreed... Better to be safe than sorry. It's not possible to book virgin atlantic mileage rewards on ANA without paying YQ, right?
     
  5. HighPlainsDrifter

    HighPlainsDrifter Silver Member

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    Virgin Atlantic booked through ANA has fuel surcharges but not if booked through Hawaiian and until recently Continental. Its a great airline with a very complex frequent flyer program and business model. The aspirational prize is access to the over-the-top lounges rather than complimentary upgrades. If you dig into Flying Club there really is some great value here beyond the fairly tame Hilton 2 point transfer option that gets continually mentioned in the travel blogs. I've never seen a good summary of the program in one place, but some of the value lies in partner redemptions on New Zealand, Hawaiian, US Air and Malaysian, occasional award sales and possibly a means of accessing limited Singapore Airlines business class inventory in the near future. You could even acquire in theory a cheap Holiday Inn pointsbreak stay for 5K Flying Club points.
     

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