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Old Apr 6, 10, 9:14 pm   #1
 
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Cost of buying EuroBonus points

We all know that SAS EuroBonus is far from being among the best frequent flier programs out there these days, but...

To buy extra SAS EuroBonus points from flysas.com it costs:

1,000 EB points - 55 EUR
2,000 EB points - 110 EUR
3,000 EB points - 165 EUR
5,000 EB points - 225 EUR
etc..

To buy extra bmi Diamond Club miles from flybmi.com it costs:

1,000 DC miles - 12 GBP (13.67 EUR)
2,000 DC miles - 24 GBP (27.34 EUR)
3,000 DC miles - 36 GBP (41.01 EUR)
5,000 DC miles - 60 GBP (68.36 EUR)
etc..

In other words bmi Diamond Club is FOUR TIMES cheaper!

And if one took advantage of the recent Lufthansa 999 EUR longhaul Biz class Easter promotion one will get 21,600 EB points for 990 EUR including all taxes and charges which works out at 1,000 EB points for 45.83 EUR - which is 9.17 EUR per 1,000 EB points cheaper than what SAS sell them at and with a "free roundtrip flight" in LH Biz (Z) class to Seoul thrown in!!!

With weekend night hotel redemptions at Radisson are 20,000 EB points (double previously) and that (besides point bargains) EuroBonus doesn't offer great redemption options or one way flight awards like Diamond Club, Miles&More, etc EB has been seriously devalued with point inflation.

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Old Apr 7, 10, 3:17 am   #2
 
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and if you sign up for BMI Diamond club you will get:
Silver status for 12 months +2K signup bonus
sign up with SAS you get 1K and no status
http://www.flybmi.com/bmi/en-gb/diam...hip-offer.aspx
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Old Apr 7, 10, 3:32 am   #3
 
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There are very few Radissons which worth spendinig 20k points per night in my opinion. And usually they are not available for points anyway
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Old Apr 7, 10, 4:44 am   #4
 
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To buy bonus point is just another SAS trick to foul their members to believe that they have earned a lot of money. For example, if you donate 10 000 EB points its equal to about 30-35 Euro. To buy the same amount cost 450€. Its a bit strange that they don't make profit. Maybe they should try to be a bit honest to their customers (or shareholders)...

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Old Apr 7, 10, 4:48 am   #5
 
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avoid it
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Old Apr 7, 10, 12:37 pm   #6
 
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There are very few Radissons which worth spendinig 20k points per night in my opinion. And usually they are not available for points anyway
I agree... 10K perhaps... 20K no... now points are only for upgrades and... status... Did I say status??? erhhh... I forgot exactly what value this now has... Other than early morning single file queuing at the fast-track, and the occasional gammel dansk in the lounge
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Old Apr 7, 10, 1:07 pm   #7
 
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Buy points loophole!

I just realized something:

1000 EB-points costs 55 Euro if you buy them from EuroBonus.
But if you open an account with Operator One you get 1000 points if you charge it with only 20 Euro: http://www.flysas.com/en/EuroBonus/S...rs/OperatorOne
So if you need 1000 points, you actually get a 64% discount by buying call credit compared to just buying the points.

Same thing if you need 10 000 points. You can either buy them straight from EuroBonus for 450 Euro, or you can buy a 3-month language course for 432 Euro: http://www.flysas.com/en/EuroBonus/S...anguage-Direct
Ok, so in this case you only save 4%... but it's still cheaper, and hey, you get a language course included in the deal
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Old Apr 7, 10, 1:37 pm   #8
 
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There are very few Radissons which worth spendinig 20k points per night in my opinion. And usually they are not available for points anyway


some weekend rates can be as low as 50 Euro/night which isn't even worth 10K, now it costs 20K
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