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Old Jun 12, 18, 6:27 am
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AA Mileage Multiplier / Multiply Your Miles

Is .032 cents a mile a decent value for purchasing miles?
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Old Jun 12, 18, 6:41 am
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Most people I have seen value AA miles at 1.4/1.5 cents per mile (or $0.015)

The mileage multiplier you see on kiosks is usually about double what I think I'd pay for them.
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Old Jun 12, 18, 7:02 am
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Originally Posted by EileenSRN View Post
Is .032 cents a mile a decent value for purchasing miles?
The offered rate is not, unless you need the miles to top up for a pending aspirational upgrade. AA often has sales offering better prices.

There’s an archived discussion ending in 2015 here: ARCHIVE: Multiply Your (AA) Miles - Mileage Multiplier (now 3x or 4x)

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Old Jun 12, 18, 7:07 am
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Originally Posted by EileenSRN View Post
Is .032 cents a mile a decent value for purchasing miles?
.032 cents per mile is an unusually good deal.
On the other hand $.032 is NOT
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Old Jun 12, 18, 7:14 am
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Thanks for the info! I checked their current offer and it is slightly better - about .021 a mile for a purchase high enough to qualify for the bonus miles.
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Old Jun 12, 18, 7:23 am
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Originally Posted by mvoight View Post
.032 cents per mile is an unusually good deal.
On the other hand $.032 is NOT
OK, so I'm not understanding your comment. For an upcoming trip they are offering a mileage multiplier of 6558 miles for $213. Am I doing the math correctly? 213 divided by 6558 equals .032xxxxxxxxxxx. Are we talking semantics here? I don't see a difference between .032 cents and $.032.
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Old Jun 12, 18, 7:25 am
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Originally Posted by EileenSRN View Post
Thanks for the info! I checked their current offer and it is slightly better - about .021 a mile for a purchase high enough to qualify for the bonus miles.
Does that include the Fed Tax and the admin fee?
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Old Jun 12, 18, 7:37 am
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Actual total cost is 212.17 Cost of miles is 197.37
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Old Jun 12, 18, 7:41 am
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Originally Posted by EileenSRN View Post
OK, so I'm not understanding your comment. For an upcoming trip they are offering a mileage multiplier of 6558 miles for $213. Am I doing the math correctly? 213 divided by 6558 equals .032xxxxxxxxxxx. Are we talking semantics here? I don't see a difference between .032 cents and $.032.
That makes it .032 DOLLARS per mile, not .032 CENTS per mile, which is exactly what mvoight was talking about.
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Old Jun 12, 18, 7:44 am
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Originally Posted by andersonCooper View Post
That makes it .032 DOLLARS per mile, not .032 CENTS per mile, which is exactly what mvoight was talking about.
So, yeah, semantics
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Old Jun 12, 18, 8:35 am
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Originally Posted by rjw242 View Post
So, yeah, semantics
You never know when AA's IT fails and offers something this good, though you always know FA offers once in a life time credit card deals good for multiple award travels
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Old Jun 12, 18, 8:40 am
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Originally Posted by andersonCooper View Post
You never know when AA's IT fails and offers something this good ...
That would be a pretty funny way of announcing a glitch/mistake fare. "Hi everyone, I was just wondering if $57 is a decent price for a J ticket on LAX-HKG, please advise"
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Old Jun 12, 18, 8:49 am
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So, yeah, semantics

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Old Jun 12, 18, 9:00 am
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Does anyone actually buy the mileage multiplier? It never seems like a good value.
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Old Jun 12, 18, 9:54 am
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It’s usually not, although there may be outlier cases.
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