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I am in the process of planning my honeymoon and have a low balance of points/miles due to last years crazy redemption for a Maldives trip via Etihad Apartment (so worth it). I don’t have time to open credit cards and do the sign-up bonus, so I am trying to determine if buying a mileage currency (AA has the small promo going on) is worth it. I’d like to try to keep the final cost to under $4500/5000 and just need business class round trip for 2. I am pretty familiar with the AA options, but wondering if Lucky or someone has any other great options using Lifemiles or other lesser-known currencies.
Ideally we’d fly from the US to Asia with perhaps a stopover somewhere along the way so I’d use that as a basis for how many miles are required. I have approx 50k AA and 60k SPG I can help combine too.
Thanks for the help!
Well, with American, you can check for awards, place them on hold for 5 days and use that time to buy the miles, which post instantly. This is a great option to make sure that you’re not buying miles you cant use.
Alaska’s miles and LifeMiles also post to your account pretty quickly so I’d make sure that award space is there before you buy. Furthermore, AS allows for a stopover. Both frequently run promotions on purchased miles.