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29 10 October 28, 2019 at 12:44 PM in Travel & Vacations (2)
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American Airlines is offering up to 42,500 bonus miles with purchase of miles.

If you assume each round trip flight would be 30,000 miles and 142,000 miles will get you 4.7 trips. That would mean each flight would cost roughly $600 which is too expensive imo.

Here is a pic of the deal. Are any of these options a good deal?

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If you think it's too expensive, it's probably not a good deal.

Where can you go for 30000 miles? If you can buy that trip for less than 600, it's not a good deal.
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buying miles is frowned upon in the points & rewards world. but then again,they're all about gaming a system involving credit card sign-ups to get bonuses and not everyone wants to open a new cc.
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never seems like a good idea to buy miles but I've never seen one with 42K bonus miles. However, doing the math it doesn't seem like a good deal imo, but I just wanted to run this by the experts.
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I saw a deal on hotel points a couple weeks ago. It would have cost half as much to pay for the room outright than to pay for enough miles to get a "reward" night. Some deal!
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yeah, this miles crap is a total scam
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yeah, this miles crap is a total scam
A lot of it is. I do have an AA and a Delta credit card because I fly often enough with checked bags to justify the cost and I fly AA and Delta most frequently. The platinum Delta card is $195/year - but I got 75,000 miles when I opened the account and I get a free (have to pay taxes) companion certificate. This summer 3 of us are flying from Boston to Phoenix -- one ticket cost 18000 miles + $22 tax, the companion fare was $40 tax, and my fare was $345 plus I got double miles on the total charged to the card which was $407 (814 miles).
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Yes, I recently availed American Airlines Flight Reservations at 50% discounts and some concessions on the vacation packages. They are providing offers on flights. You can check deals on- https://reservationsnumber.org/am...-airlines/
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Yeah, buying miles is almost always a no-go. Miles are great when earned through credit card purchases or flights, and are a good perk for flying once you earn them, but buying them (unless just a few to get you to where you need to be for a flight) is mostly gonna cost you extra and limit your options
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