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Old Jun 30, 05, 8:17 pm
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"Whether you're a few miles short of earning an Award Ticket or your miles have cobwebs on them, you can soon be packing your bags. By purchasing the extra miles you need, you can earn an Award Ticket right now. The minimum is 1,000 miles for just $55 (EMOTICON MINE). And from now until August 31, 2005, you'll earn a 15% mileage bonus by using promotion code VACATION when you buy miles online...
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Old Jun 30, 05, 8:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Brendan
"Whether you're a few miles short of earning an Award Ticket or your miles have cobwebs on them, you can soon be packing your bags. By purchasing the extra miles you need, you can earn an Award Ticket right now. The minimum is 1,000 miles for just $55 (EMOTICON MINE). And from now until August 31, 2005, you'll earn a 15% mileage bonus by using promotion code VACATION when you buy miles online...
By my calculations this means a skysaver domestic ticket is equal to $1195+

Who says that these frequent flyer programs lose money?
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Old Jun 30, 05, 9:14 pm
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Originally Posted by PMMMDL
By my calculations this means a skysaver domestic ticket is equal to $1195+
No.

You need to pay for 22,000 miles to get 25,000 miles.

Since the purchase limit is 15,000 miles, you need to do this in 2 transaction: one for yourself, and have a "friend" buy miles for you:

(((11,000 miles x 0.0275) x 1.075) + $25) x 2 = $700.38

http://www.delta.com/skymiles/purchase/index.jsp
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Old Jul 1, 05, 9:41 am
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25000 miles per coach award/1150 miles per lot of miles purchased= 21.739 purchases needed to get the award X $55 per purchase= $1195.65.

I'll stick with my numbers. I don't know where you got the .0275 and the 1.075 from.
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Old Jul 1, 05, 10:08 am
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Skymiles do not cost $55 per thousand. "Miles may be purchased for $0.0275 USD per mile (minimum 1,000 miles) plus a 7.5% Federal Excise Tax and a $25 USD processing fee." The $55 amount used in the original message includes the $25 processing fee, which is assessed once per transaction.

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Old Jul 1, 05, 1:04 pm
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Originally Posted by mia
Skymiles do not cost $55 per thousand. "Miles may be purchased for $0.0275 USD per mile (minimum 1,000 miles) plus a 7.5% Federal Excise Tax and a $25 USD processing fee." The $55 amount used in the original message includes the $25 processing fee, which is assessed once per transaction.

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Bingo, MIA Dennis!
Even with the 15% bonus, I still don't consider this 2B a good deal--unless one is a few K short of an award, esp. trans-oceanic J !
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Old Jul 5, 05, 8:45 pm
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Originally Posted by PMMMDL
25000 miles per coach award/1150 miles per lot of miles purchased= 21.739 purchases needed to get the award X $55 per purchase= $1195.65.

I'll stick with my numbers. I don't know where you got the .0275 and the 1.075 from.
Did you click on the link I posted before responding with the above message?
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