Buying Eva Miles

Old Nov 19, 22, 6:43 am
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Buying Eva Miles

Hi,
I am planning a family trip next year to Asia and I am curious if buying miles is a good way or is there a another method. I am hoping to get enough points to fly business class. Also when is the best time to buy these points. Any advice is appreciated.
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Old Nov 22, 22, 6:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Wonchie View Post
Hi,
I am planning a family trip next year to Asia and I am curious if buying miles is a good way or is there a another method. I am hoping to get enough points to fly business class. Also when is the best time to buy these points. Any advice is appreciated.
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If you are in the US; The Citi TY points are transferable to Eva. Currently there is a 80k bonus for the premiere card after 4k spend in 3 month (so would net you a min of 84k points) with a 100 annual fee. It's also one of the few cards that's 3x on groceries, so spend strategically (or buy gift cards at grocery stores). The Citi Double card currently has a 20k bonus after 1,500 min spend in 6 months with 0 annual fee. You need the Premiere card since the double cash doesn't transfer to Eva miles. Also the double cash card 20k bonus is ending soon, so you may need to bite the bullet and sign up for both and spend accordingly (but it's the holidays). That nets to at least 100k, which would be good for 3 upgrades to J, or one OW J award. If you wanted to buy more, you could always buy Eva miles, but they are costly, so this gets you a good head start at a fraction of the cost of buying their miles at 4 cents a mile.
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Old Nov 22, 22, 6:22 pm
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Also, two other options:
1. you could look into Lifemiles or Aeroplan (though booking on SA partners has been scarce lately, but I imagine that's from the initial rush from the pent up demand) through Chase. If you have a stash of UA miles, they work too, but I believe the most expensive now (a recent TPE-LAX in J was 88k!)
2. Flyingblue seems to have decent CI J inventory (was able to find more ONT-TPE on CI than LAX-TPE on BR). It's kind of steep at 90k miles, but if you have a cache of UR points, that's another way to get to TPE in J.

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Old Nov 23, 22, 6:43 pm
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EVA miles are way to expensive if you are not buying during promos. Also the miles is subpar: expire too soon, way too restrictive (must have at least 50% of the ticket value), not enough availability, yada yada.

Pay cold hard cash and get status with whatever airlines out of it.

The entire Infinity MileageLand is a joke: website taking forever to load, no chat option anytime you need something you have to call their office, who will NEVER and I do mean NEVER pick up the phone. These people don't work? At least have the decency to route me to an offshore call centre speaking broken English.
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Old Nov 27, 22, 2:08 pm
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You could also consider getting capital one venture or venture X credit card. Then you can transfer Capital One miles directly to EVA Air. The transfer ratio is not as good as Citi TY point (2:1.5 ratio. 1,000 Capital One miles=750 EVA Air miles).
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