Use capital one points to buy miles?

Old Feb 3, 16, 11:12 pm
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Use capital one points to buy miles?

Sorry if this has been posted somewhere else, but I just could not find an answer anywhere. Is it possible to purchase miles from an airline and use the Capital One travel eraser to cover the cost? I think it could be a good use if the right sale came along. I'd be really interested if it worked for purchasing Avianca Lifemiles.
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Old Feb 3, 16, 11:20 pm
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Not sure where you looked, but it was pretty easy to find:

http://www.milevalue.com/how-to-get-...all-purchases/

In summary, most airlines outsource mile selling to points.com so the purchase doesn't post as a travel purchase. LifeMiles is an exception as they do the selling themselves, so your plan would work. YMMV.
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Old Feb 4, 16, 2:30 am
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Originally Posted by dukerau View Post
Not sure where you looked, but it was pretty easy to find:

http://www.milevalue.com/how-to-get-...all-purchases/

In summary, most airlines outsource mile selling to points.com so the purchase doesn't post as a travel purchase. LifeMiles is an exception as they do the selling themselves, so your plan would work. YMMV.
I did see that post on using Barclay Arrival points but they never mentioned anything about Capital One redemptions which is what I am most interested in.
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