YYZRWY23
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Purchasing AAdvantage Miles

Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:26 pm

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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BNE
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RE: Purchasing AAdvantage Miles

Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:54 am

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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YYZRWY23
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RE: Purchasing AAdvantage Miles

Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:29 am



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.

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