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User currently offlineYYZRWY23 From Canada, joined Aug 2009, 561 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

Hello a.net,

I am looking into flying down to MIA at the end of January for a week. I was looking around aa.com and found this fare for Business class.

YYZ-MIA-YYZ r/t for $1718.53 CAD all taxes and fees included.

Now, my friends father is a member of AAdvantge. I went on the site and noticed you can buy miles. I noted that for 25,000 AAdvantage Miles, you can book a Busniess/First Miles SAAver fare roundtrip YYZ-MIA-YYZ.

Now, my friends father is obviously not going to drop 25K miles just for me, but I noticed that you can purchase 25,000 AAdvantage Miles for $625.00.

How does this make sense? I can book the exact same flights in the same class of service for 1/3 of the price. Am I missing a condition of the program and purchase of miles or is this a viable option for me?

YYZRWY23


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User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3174 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

The flights you want may not be available on miles redemption.

Usually business travellers use the business class fares; and even then they may buy one of the cheaper fares and try and upgrade. So it is unlikely someone will pay $1700 for a ticket for a flight that is in January.

www.flyertalk.com is the best site for information on points.



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User currently offlineYYZRWY23 From Canada, joined Aug 2009, 561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2037 times:



Quoting BNE (Reply 1):
The flights you want may not be available on miles redemption.

I checked and they are. Going thru JFK on the way there (for the 763 Biz class) and direct home.  Big grin



Quoting BNE (Reply 1):
www.flyertalk.com is the best site for information on points.

I have just posted this inquiry there, thanks for the site.

YYZRWY23



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