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Are you buying any Miles & Points promotion at this time?

Are you buying any Miles & Points promotion at this time?

Old May 12, 20, 9:38 am
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Are you buying any Miles & Points promotion at this time?

It seems like airlines are running many promotions to encourage (future) air travel. The latest of which is a 500 AAdvantage miles bonus on flights from 07/01 to 12/31 (booked before 05/18). There are a myriad of promotion from other airlines too.

Curious if you are buying into any of these promotion at this time? And if so, which one and why?

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Old May 12, 20, 3:36 pm
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Are you referring to buying miles or revenue tickets?
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Old May 13, 20, 4:55 am
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It may make sense, just depends on the risk premium you receive from the seller (airline, hotel). If in normal times you'd value 1mile=1penny, these days the rate should be considerably better, because you are giving real money in exchange for points, valid only as long as the issuer is around. Also historical inflation of miles/points are higher than that of hard currency.

Also, you can nearly always get a seat on the flight you want for money, but there is no such surety for miles/points. And you can use the money for buying anything you want whereas you can spend the miles at the issuer only.
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Old May 13, 20, 7:21 am
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only the aeroplan promotion. It was a exception though.
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Old May 13, 20, 8:36 am
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I've bought some Wyndham points for the first time ever - they had a 40% bonus. I plan to use them at a 7.5k/night hotel that typically sells for over 150euro/night, and using points means they're refundable for free, so less of a risk with Covid restrictions being unpredictable right now.
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