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Airlines often sell you miles on the flights your flying on. What are your thoughts on this?
I’ve become a huge reader of your blog over the last month and check it several times a day for updates… It’s a little obsession 🙂 I have a question that I’m unsure if you’ve covered- Airlines are often willing to sell you miles on the flights your flying on, Delta for instance calls there’s “Mileage Booster.” After doing the math, it comes in at 1.96 cents per mile…. What are your thoughts on these? I don’t have a specific travel goal for mile mileage balance (I’m obsessed with having miles, but generally don’t like to fly myself on miles – because then I don’t earn miles) Work is paying for the ticket, so why not put little extra mileage padding into my SkyMiles account?
@ Bill — Thanks for reading! Generally speaking those are better rates than what they’d usually sell miles for, though not a rate at which I’d speculatively purchase miles. That’s way too expensive still for SkyMiles, IMO.