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Buy Personal Miles for travel, get 10% bonus

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futaris

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Buy Personal Miles® for travel, get 10% bonus

[FONT=arial,geneva]Offer valid for purchase of Personal Miles from August 8, 2007 - October 31, 2007. For example, buy 1,000 Personal Miles, get 1,100 miles (Mileage Plus account will show two separate postings, one posting for 1,000 Personal Miles and one posting for 100 bonus miles). Offer combinable with other offers. Must be a Mileage Plus member to participate in this offer. Allow 48 hours for miles to process and post to your Mileage Plus account. All standard Mileage Plus rules and conditions apply. Other restrictions may apply. Offer subject to change without notice. The Mileage Plus Program, including accruals, awards and bonus miles offers, is subject to change without notice. United and Mileage Plus are registered service marks. For complete details about the Mileage Plus program, visit united.com. (MPD617)[/FONT]
 

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As if they're not cheap enough already! How can they afford to keep doing this stuff?
 

futaris

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Refer someone to Mileage Plus (through mpfriends), they get 3000 points, you get 250 (plus 1000) if they fly.

Then they buy 16000 points, for US$465, and fly to Tahiti return from Perth. :)
 

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And if you're gonna buy miles, you might as well do it in AA, where they count towards the Million Mile bonuses.
 

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StevePER said:
... How can they afford to keep doing this stuff?
'Tis called in the industry "breakage" It's those members who never redeem their miles. Runs at about 14% and is worth approx. USD240Million to the Airline.
 

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futaris said:
Refer someone to Mileage Plus (through mpfriends), they get 3000 points, you get 250 (plus 1000) if they fly.
I think I've got a promo where it's 5000 for a referral. Even better!

futaris said:
And if you're gonna buy miles, you might as well do it in AA, where they count towards the Million Mile bonuses.
Depends - if you wanted to go from Perth to Tahiti in business class (hypothetically) you would be battling to find availability with AA - even 330 days out - but would have no trouble through UA. The United miles are also quite a bit cheaper.

Steve
 
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