Purchasing miles for cheap Business Class tickets – Part 4

Purchasing points to redeem tickets are one of the more advanced methods to score cheap deals on business/first class. Having discussed about Alaska Mileage Plan and Avianca Lifemiles in my recent posts, several readers have reached out to me for advice on how best to optimise successful redemption. Here are some practical tips: Choose the right program(s): Each program has their…

Purchase Miles for Cheap Business Class Tickets – Part 3

Thanks to the ability to purchase miles, you do not have to be loaded in order to travel in style. A common misconception is that flying is the only way to earn frequent flyer miles. In fact you can simply purchase them online. I have covered briefly in my previous posts some of my favourite mileage currencies for…

Purchase Miles for Cheap Business Class Tickets – Part 2

This is a continuation to my previous post Part 1 about ways to purchase miles for business class tickets without breaking the bank.    Lets look at a seemingly obscure but useful program from South America – Avianca Lifemiles, which allows redemption with Star Alliance members like ANA, Thai Airways, Lufthansa, etc. Avianca Lifemiles can be purchased at…

Purchase Miles for Cheap Business Class Tickets – Part 1

Why pay USD15,000* for a return ticket to Europe? when you can redeem with just ~USD2,000. One of the more advanced strategies to score cheap tickets on the pointy end is to purchase frequent flyer miles and then redeem reward seats on business/first class cabin. As revenue tickets on premium cabins are often more than four times…