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Airlines Earning $$ From Sale/Transfer Of FF Miles  
User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2937 times:
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I recently had my wife transfer 5000 UA miles to me which cost $85, I then "topped off" my UA account with another purchase of 1000 miles at a cost of $64.57.

So this got me thinking . . . are these types of transactions included in the operating income? Any estimates how much the airlines are making off of these such transactions?

Not all of the legacies offer the transfer miles feature right?

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User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2877 times:

Quoting ATLAaron (Thread starter):
Not all of the legacies offer the transfer miles feature right?

CO doesn't allow it. They do allow points transfer though(ex. you can convert 1000 AMEX rewards points for 1000 OnePass Miles). All other legacies allow it.


User currently offlineScouse From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

on NWA you can transfer 5000 miles for $75 or 15000 miles for $175. This must be a big earner for the airline if any body does it.
The only time I would consider it is if I was a few miles short of being able to make a reservation and needed some miles from my wife or daughters account.



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User currently offlineGOTbound From Sweden, joined Oct 2006, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2860 times:

AA takes 100$ for 10000 miles + 38$ in "processing" charges for a transfer.
Then you can buy miles as well. What do really suck is that in Sweden you can't transfer AMEX reward points to AA miles, you have to transfer from AMEX to HILTON HONORS and then to AA miles... you kind of loose lots of point in transfer rates...

EK


User currently offlineWorldsurfer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2842 times:

Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 1):
CO doesn't allow it

Didn't CO allow it at some point last year , I remember getting an email from Onepass saying the transfer miles program was back , but it was very expensive.


User currently offline787KQ From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2819 times:

Unless you really really need it to top up and get a flight, its usually not worth it. Those miles are worth between 1 cent and 2 cents, so its not a bargain.

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