purchasing miles for flight

Old Aug 9, 17, 9:21 am
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purchasing miles for flight

Hey everyone,

Haven't been on here in a while. I got my wings clipped and now fly a desk.

I am planning a vacation for the beginning of November and the wife wants to bring her parents. I have enough miles for me and the Mrs. to book RT award flights, and will have some leftover, but not enough to book additional. but was wondering if I can 'buy' additional miles (like websites, points swap sites - have hhonors points). I've been out of the game for so long that I don't know whats available now.

Thanks in advance.

OBG
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Old Aug 9, 17, 12:43 pm
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Yes you can. Be on the lookout for sales and discounts from the various hotel and airlines.

UA is selling miles with an up to 100% bonus at the moment:

https://buymiles.mileageplus.com/uni...g_page/#/en-US
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Old Aug 9, 17, 3:23 pm
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UA offers multiple ways to purchase miles

A summary of the methods is found on UA's web site

The "most convenient" approach is Purchase Personal Miles --- generally this is the most expensive also. But from time to time UA has sales -- as the previous posted mention
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...ed-2017-a.html
(do be careful as the bonus is variable)

The second most common approach is Award Accelerator. It bit more complicated and less flexible in operation but generally cheaper.
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...questions.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...es-2017-a.html

You can transfer points from Marriott Rewards.

Using swap sites have risks as UA does not endorse that method.
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Old Aug 9, 17, 4:33 pm
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Transferring from Marriott and others takes a while

Award accelerator is typically the cheapest if you are just going to buy them and it is instant
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