Buying Frequent Flyer Points Guides
Buying points can be a great day to cheaply, and relatively easily, travel in Business and First Class by immediately redeeming them for frequent flyer points flights.
Here are a range of guides to buying frequent flyer points - which frequent flyer programs offer points purchases, and how to redeem them for cheap Business and First Class travel to different destinations.
Give this offer a miss, unless you really need the miles now.
Avianca’s frequent flyer program LifeMiles is offering an up to 125% bonus on miles purchased until the 30 May. The current offer represents good value if have a specific Star Alliance redemption in mind.
Top up your British Airways Executive Club balance with Avios to use for cheap last-minute Business and Economy Class flights on Qantas flights in Australasia, American Airlines in the US, and Japan Airlines and Cathay Pacific in Asia. Note that sale offers are only for current Executive Club members.
This guide explains the basics of how and when you can purchase Velocity Points, plus an example redemption.
This is Alaska’s first bonus mile offer for the new year, but a new purchase cap will limit the use of these miles for some.
This offer may offer good value if you have a specific redemption in mind.
Guide to buying AAdvantage miles for cheaper Business & First Class travel with oneworld partner airlines
AAdvantage are offering a bonus on miles purchases, but unless you really need them, we recommend holding out.
In this guide, we show you how you can use American Airlines’ AAdvantage progam for cheap Trans-Tasman Business Class flights with Qantas and LAN, particularly when travelling further afield to cities like Adelaide, Darwin and Perth.
Virgin America’s Elevate frequent flyer program is pretty niche, but has one really specific use for New Zealanders – low tax/surcharge redemptions for Virgin Australia, which ‘can’ be good value for select Business Class flights […]
Route & airline options when using American Airlines AAdvantage miles to get to Europe from Australia or New Zealand
American Airlines AAdvantage miles are some of the most valuable out there, so when AAdvantage miles go on sale, the astute points-collectors take note and consider buying them to redeem for Business or First Class […]
The basics of buying airline and hotel points or miles - why you’d want to, and what you need to know to get a deal
Many overseas frequent flyer and hotel rewards programs sell their miles or points to their members, often with chunky bonuses to get you to sit up and pay attention. If you’ve been reading Point Hacks […]
Go behind the scenes of the elusive mileage broker businesses, where you can sell all of your miles to a broker who gets full control of your account, and buy miles from another who runs over 500 frequent flyer accounts.