How to Buy Airline Miles and Hotel Points [Step-By-Step]

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Buying points is a nuanced activity. In the world of points travel, everything you do can be boiled down to a decision of economics. As a rule of thumb, you should generally avoid purchasing points and miles.

However, this guide’s purpose isn’t to discuss the economics of points. There are numerous, niche situations in which buying points and miles makes absolute sense. Some of these situations include:

  • When a massive sale occurs (e.g. 150% Avianca LifeMiles bonus sales)
  • When you have a specific redemption in mind and you’re short on miles
  • When you need to prevent your miles from expiring
  • When you can transfer points but want to save your transferable points

Our comprehensive guide will discuss how to purchase points with each major airline (when available).

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What This Guide Is

When we talk about buying points, we’re usually talking about buying miles from the airline directly or from a permitted airline partner, such as Points.com.

You’ll quickly notice that many airlines have odd rules that limit the pool of people who can buy points. Some of these rules are:

  • You must visit an airline’s office in person to buy points
  • You can only buy miles if you’re earned at least 1 mile with the frequent flyer program
  • You’re almost always limited in the number of points you can buy

These are typically policies used by more obscure airlines, and the airlines offering mainstream points such as United MileagePlus don’t have many restrictions.

What This Guide Is Not

Some companies and individuals sell or broker airline miles and hotel points. This is in clear violation of loyalty programs’ terms and conditions.

Participating in either the sell or buy side of this can result not only in your account termination but also being blacklisted from future participation in the loyalty program.

The short of it? It’s not worth it to buy miles “cheaper” through other companies. The only way you should be buying airline miles and hotel points is from the airline/hotel chain itself or through an official third-party seller such as Points.com.

How to Buy Airline Miles

As mentioned above, generally speaking — the process of buying airline miles looks like this:

  1. Visit the airlines’ website (or Points.com)
  2. Click the appropriate button to purchase points or miles
  3. Log in with your frequent flyer information
  4. Use your credit card to purchase the points
  5. The points get deposited in your account

Seems pretty straightforward, right? Let’s talk about Points.com a little more.

Which Airlines and Hotels Sell Points via Points.com?

Points com logo
Points.com Logo. Image Credit: Points.com

Points.com is essentially an official third-party company that processes point purchases.

Why does this matter? The short answer is that you usually don’t get bonus points for travel purchases when you buy miles from an airline via Points.com.

The reason why this is important is that Points.com isn’t an airline, nor does it usually code as travel. This means that you couldn’t get the 3x points on the Chase Sapphire Reserve® card or the 5x points on the Platinum Card® from American Express, for example.

Airlines That Process Miles Purchases via Points.com
Air Europa SumaCopa Airlines ConnectMilesSouthwest Rapid Rewards
Air France/KLM Flying BlueEtihad GuestUnited Airlines MileagePlus
Alaska Airlines Mileage PlanFrontier AirlinesVirgin Australia Velocity
Alitalia MilleMigliaSpirit Airlines FREE SPIRIT
Hotels That Process Points Purchases via Points.com
Choice PrivilegesIHG Rewards ClubShangri-La Golden Circle
Hilton HonorsMarriott BonvoyWyndham Rewards
World of HyattRadisson Rewards

Can I Get Bonus Points From Points.com Purchases?

The short answer to this question is that you will not earn bonus points on the bonus categories of airfare/hotel/travel when purchasing points on Points.com.

The best cards to use in this case would be:

CardPoints Earned on Non-Bonus SpendReturn on Spend (According to our Valuations)
The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express2x Membership Rewards points on everyday business purchases up to $50,000 with no category restrictions~4.4%
Chase Freedom Unlimited® card1.5% cash-back on all eligible purchases made with the card with no limits~2.925%
Ink Business Unlimited℠ Credit Card1.5% cash-back on all eligible purchases made with the card with no limits~2.925%
The Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card1.5 points per dollar (if 30 transactions are made per billing month)~3.3%
Citi® Double Cash Card 2% cash-back (1% when you purchase and 1% when you pay it off)~3.2%

If you happen to be buying airline miles and purchases are not processed by Points.com, be sure to use one of these cards to earn bonus points:

CardPoints Earned on Airfare SpendingReturn on spend (According to Our Valuations)
Amex Platinum card5 Membership Rewards points per dollar spent~11%
Citi Prestige® card 5 ThankYou Rewards points per dollar spent~8%
American Express® Gold Card3 Membership Rewards points per dollar spent~6.6%
American Express® Green Card3 Membership Rewards points per dollar spent~6.6%
Chase Sapphire Reserve card3 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent~5.85%
Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card 3 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent~5.85%

Now we’ve covered more about Points.com and which cards will give you the most return for your points purchases, let’s dig into each airline.

Aegean Airlines Miles+Bonus Miles

Aegean Airlines Logo
Aegean Airlines Logo. Image Credit: Aegean Airlines
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
€25 (~$28)/1,000 miles30,000 miles without any activity in the past year (50,000 with activity)100%

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Purchase Miles page on the Miles+Bonus website.
  2. Select Award Miles.
  3. Choose the number of miles you’re like to purchase from the dropdown box. Your cost will show up after choosing the quantity.
  4. Check off the box that says I have read and accepted the Terms and Conditions of miles purchase.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Complete the transaction with your credit card information.

Aer Lingus Avios

Aer Lingus Logo
Aer Lingus Logo. Image Credit: Aer Lingus
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
VariesUsually 100,000 Avios per year (sometimes 200,000 during promotions)45%

Aer Lingus sells Avios at the same rate as British Airways and Iberia, which we’ll get to later. You can check out this table for the breakdown of purchase prices, depending on the purchased quantity.

Number of AviosPurchase PricePrice/Avios
1,000€36 (~$40)€0.036 (~$0.04)/Avios
2,000€54 (~$60)€0.027 (~$0.03)/Avios
3,000€72 (~$80)€0.024 (~$0.027)/Avios
4,000€91 (~$101)€0.0228 (~$0.025)/Avios
5,000€109 (~$121)€0.0218 (~$0.024)/Avios
6,000€128 (~$142)€0.0213 (~$0.024)/Avios
8,000€164 (~$182)€0.0205 (~$0.023)/Avios
10,000€201 (~$223)€0.0201 (~$0.022)/Avios
15,000€293 (~$325)€0.0195 (~$0.022)/Avios
20,000€385 (~$427)€0.0193 (~$0.021)/Avios
25,000€477 (~$529)€0.0191 (~$0.021)/Avios
30,000€569 (~$632)€0.019 (~$0.021)/Avios
35,000€661 (~$734)€0.0189 (~$0.021)/Avios
40,000€757 (~$840)€0.0189 (~$0.021)/Avios
45,000€845 (~$938)€0.0188 (~$0.021)/Avios
50,000€935 (~$1,038)€0.0187 (~$0.021)/Avios
60,000€1118 (~$1,241)€0.0186 (~$0.021)/Avios
70,000€1300 (~$1,443)€0.0186 (~$0.021)/Avios
80,000€1476 (~$1,638)€0.0185 (~$0.021)/Avios
90,000€1647 (~$1,828)€0.0183 (~$0.02)/Avios
100,000€1800 (~$1,998)€0.018 (~$0.02)/Avios
125,000€2257 (~$2,505)€0.0181 (~$0.02)/Avios
150,000€2705 (~$3,003)€0.018 (~$0.02)/Avios
175,000€3153 (~$3,499)€0.018 (~$0.02)/Avios
200,000€3601 (~$3,997)€0.018 (~$0.02)/Avios

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit Buy and Gift Avios page on Aer Lingus’ website.
  2. Sign in with your username and password.
  3. Select the number of Avios.
  4. Check out and complete the transaction.

Aerolineas Plus Miles

Aerolíneas Argentina Logo
Aerolíneas Argentina Logo. Image Credit: Aerolíneas Argentina
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$30/1,000 miles60,000N/A

You can only purchase miles if you’re within the Argentine territory, and you must also purchase miles 72 hours before your desired flight departure.

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Buy Miles page on the Aerolineas Plus website.
  2. Call 0810-222-86527.

Aeromexico Club Premier Points

Aeromexico Logo
Aeromexico Logo. Image Credit: Aeromexico
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$30/1,000 miles120,000N/A

Aeromexico requires you to have at least one previous accrual activity record to buy Premier Points.

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit Club Premier’s page to Buy Premier Points and click the button that says Buy Premier Points.
  2. Log in with your email and password.
  3. Choose the number of points you want to buy.
  4. Check out using your payment information.

Air Canada Aeroplan Miles

Air Canada Aeroplan Logo
Air Canada Aeroplan Logo. Image Credit: Aeroplan
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
CA$30 (~$22)/1,000 miles999,999 per transaction (top-up only up to 50% of an award ticket per transaction)100%
  1. Visit the Top-Up page on Aeroplan’s website.
  2. Click the button that says Book Now.
  3. Log in with your Aeroplan number and password.
  4. Search for an award flight.
  5. When availability results show up, click the option to top-up your miles.

Hot Tip: If you’re an Air Canada fan, you definitely don’t want to miss our article on the best ways to earn more Aeroplan miles! This way, you don’t always need to resort to buying them!

Air Europa Suma Miles

Air Europa Logo
Air Europa Logo. Image Credit: Air Europa
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
Varies100,000N/A

Air Europa Suma Miles purchases are facilitated by Points.com. Check out this table for the price breakdown by the number of miles.

Number of MilesPurchase PricePrice/Mile
1,000€22 (~$24)€0.022 (~$0.024)/mile
3,000€60 (~$67)€0.02 (~$0.022)/mile
5,000€100 (~$111)€0.02 (~$0.022)/mile
7,000€126 (~$140)€0.018 (~$0.02)/mile
10,000€180 (~$200)€0.018 (~$0.02)/mile
15,000€255 (~$283)€0.017 (~$0.019)/mile
20,000€340 (~$377)€0.017 (~$0.019)/mile
25,000€400 (~$444)€0.016 (~$0.018)/mile
30,000€480 (~$533)€0.016 (~$0.018)/mile
40,000€600 (~$666)€0.015 (~$0.017)/mile
50,000€750 (~$833)€0.015 (~$0.017)/mile
60,000€900 (~$999)€0.015 (~$0.017)/mile
70,000€1,050 (~$1,166)€0.015  (~$0.017)/mile
80,000€1,200 (~$1,332)€0.015 (~$0.017)/mile
90,000€1,350 (~$1,499)€0.015 (~$0.017)/mile
100,000€1,500 (~$1,665)€0.015 (~$0.017)/mile

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit Points.com’s Air Europa page.
  2. Log in when prompted using your frequent flyer information.
  3. Select the number of miles to purchase.
  4. Enter your payment information.
  5. Check off the box that says I have and read and agree to the terms and conditions.
  6. Click Purchase.

Air France/KLM Flying Blue Miles

Air France KLM Flying Blue Logo
Air France KLM Flying Blue Logo. Image Credit: Air France KLM Flying Blue
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
€55 (~$61)/2,000 miles75,000100%

Air France/KLM Flying Blue uses Points.com to process its mileage purchases.

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Buy Miles page on the Flying Blue website.
  2. Log in with your Flying Blue frequent flyer information.
  3. Select the number of miles to purchase.
  4. Enter your payment information.
  5. Check off the box that says I have read the terms and conditions.
  6. Click Buy Miles.

Bottom Line: Once you’ve got the miles, you’re going to want to redeem Air France/KML Flying Blue miles for maximum value

Air India Flying Returns Miles

Air India Logo
Air India Logo. Image Credit: Air India
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$0.025 per mileUp to 50% of your current balanceN/A

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Top-Up FR Points page on Air India’s website.
  2. Search for an award redemption.
  3. You will be prompted to top up your points if you’re short miles.
  4. Follow the procedure on the booking screens to top up your FR points.
  5. Enter your payment information as needed.
  6. Make your award booking after topping up your FR points.

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles

Alaska Airlines Logo
Alaska Airlines Logo. Image Credit: Alaska Airlines
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$27.50/1,000 miles150,000 miles (no limit for MVP, MVP Gold, or MVP Gold 75K members)50%

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan uses Points.com to process its points purchases.

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Buy, Share, or Gift Miles page on Alaska’s website.
  2. Sign in using your Alaska Airlines frequent flyer information.
  3. Choose the number of points miles you’d like to buy.
  4. Enter your payment information.
  5. Click I have read the terms and conditions.
  6. Click Pay Now.

Alitalia MilleMiglia Miles

Alitalia Logo
Alitalia Logo. Image Credit: Alitalia
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
€25 (~$28)/1,000 miles70,00050%

Alitalia uses Points.com to process its points purchases.

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Buy or Gift Miles page on Alitalia’s website.
  2. Click Buy or Gift Miles.
  3. Click Buy Miles Now.
  4. Log in using your Alitalia frequent flyer information.
  5. Scroll down and click Buy Miles.
  6. Click Buy Miles again.
  7. Select the number of miles to buy.
  8. Enter your payment information.
  9. Click I have read the terms and conditions.
  10. Click Pay Now.

American Airlines AAdvantage Miles

American Airlines AAdvantage Logo
American Airlines AAdvantage Logo. Image Credit: American Airlines AAdvantage
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
Varies150,00080%

American Airlines AAdvantage program processes its mileage purchases directly. Depending on the number of miles you purchase, you’ll pay a different price.

Number of MilesPurchase Price (Plus Taxes and Fees)Price/Mile
2,000$74.40$0.0372/mile
5,000$139.50$0.0279/mile
10,000$279$0.0279/mile
15,000$477.50$0.0318/mile
20,000$625$0.0313/mile
30,000$920$0.0307/mile
40,000$1,215$0.0304/mile
50,000$1,510$0.0302/mile
60,000$1,805$0.0301/mile
70,000$2,100$0.03/mile
80,000$2,395$0.0299/mile
90,000$2,690$0.0299/mile
100,000$2,985$0.0299/mile
125,000$3,722.50$0.0298/mile
150,000$4,460$0.0297/mile

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Buy, Gift, or Transfer page on American Airlines’ AAdvantage website.
  2. Log in on the right-hand side using your AAdvantage information.
  3. Scroll down and enter the number of miles you’d like to purchase. Click Calculate.
  4. Click Continue after the mileage amount shows up.
  5. Enter your payment information.
  6. Click the checkbox that says I accept the Buy, Gift, and Transfer Miles terms and conditions.
  7. Click Pay Now.

Hot Tip: Are you redeeming your American AAdvantage Miles in the best way possible? (Hint: It’s not always with American flights!) 

Avianca LifeMiles

Avianca LifeMiles Logo
Avianca LifeMiles Logo. Image Credit: LifeMiles 
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$33/1,000 miles200,000150%
  1. Visit the Buy Miles page on LifeMiles’ website.
  2. Click Buy Miles.
  3. Log in using your Avianca LifeMiles number or username and password.
  4. Select the number of miles you’d like to purchase.
  5. Enter your payment information.
  6. Check off the box that says I have read and accept the Terms and Conditions. 
  7. Check off the box that says I am 18 years or older and accept the Terms and Conditions of this transaction. When clicking on ‘Continue’ the detailed amount will be charged to my credit card and the miles will be deducted from my account.
  8. Click Purchase LifeMiles.

British Airways Executive Club Avios

British Airways Executive Club Logo
British Airways Executive Club Logo. Image Credit: British Airways
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
Varies200,00050%

British Airways sells Avios at the same price as Aer Lingus and Iberia. Keep in mind that you’ll need to have at least 1 Avios to purchase any further Avios.

You can see that the purchase price per Avios will vary, depending on how many Avios you purchase.

Number of AviosPurchase PricePrice/Avios
1,000€36 (~$40)€0.036 (~$0.04)/Avios
2,000€54 (~$60)€0.027 (~$0.03)/Avios
3,000€72 (~$80)€0.024 (~$0.027)/Avios
4,000€91 (~$101)€0.0228 (~$0.025)/Avios
5,000€109 (~$121)€0.0218 (~$0.024)/Avios
6,000€128 (~$142)€0.0213 (~$0.024)/Avios
8,000€164 (~$182)€0.0205 (~$0.023)/Avios
10,000€201 (~$223)€0.0201 (~$0.022)/Avios
15,000€293 (~$325)€0.0195 (~$0.022)/Avios
20,000€385 (~$427)€0.0193 (~$0.021)/Avios
25,000€477 (~$529)€0.0191 (~$0.021)/Avios
30,000€569 (~$632)€0.019 (~$0.021)/Avios
35,000€661 (~$734)€0.0189 (~$0.021)/Avios
40,000€757 (~$840)€0.0189 (~$0.021)/Avios
45,000€845 (~$938)€0.0188 (~$0.021)/Avios
50,000€935 (~$1,038)€0.0187 (~$0.021)/Avios
60,000€1118 (~$1,241)€0.0186 (~$0.021)/Avios
70,000€1300 (~$1,443)€0.0186 (~$0.021)/Avios
80,000€1476 (~$1,638)€0.0185 (~$0.021)/Avios
90,000€1647 (~$1,828)€0.0183 (~$0.02)/Avios
100,000€1800 (~$1,998)€0.018 (~$0.02)/Avios
125,000€2257 (~$2,505)€0.0181 (~$0.02)/Avios
150,000€2705 (~$3,003)€0.018 (~$0.02)/Avios
175,000€3153 (~$3,499)€0.018 (~$0.02)/Avios
200,000€3601 (~$3,997)€0.018 (~$0.02)/Avios

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit British Airways’ Buy Avios page.
  2. Click Buy Avios.
  3. Select the number of Avios to purchase.
  4. Enter your payment information and complete the purchase.

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

Asia Miles Logo
Asia Miles Logo. Image Credit: Asia Miles
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$60/2,000 miles30% of an award when you have 70% of the required milesNone

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Perform an award search.
  2. Log into your Asia Miles account.
  3. Select your award flight you’re short miles on.
  4. Purchase your top-up miles on the checkout page.

Copa Airlines ConnectMiles

Copa Airlines Logo
Copa Airlines Logo. Image Credit: Copa Airlines
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$30/1,000 miles2,000,00050%

Copa Airlines uses Points.com to process its mileage purchases.

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit Copa Airlines’ Buy, Gift, or Recover Miles page.
  2. Click Buy Miles Now.
  3. Log in with your Copa Airlines frequent flyer information.
  4. Select from the dropdown box the number of miles you’d like to purchase.
  5. Enter your credit card information.
  6. Check off the box that says I have read the terms and conditions.
  7. Click the button that says Pay Now.

Czech Airlines OK Plus Miles

Czech Airlines Logo
Czech Airlines Logo. Image Credit: Czech Airlines
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
Varies15,000N/A

Czech Airlines has one of the most obscure frequent flyer programs that very few people use. You can purchase up to 15,000 miles per year on a variable pricing scheme as shown in this table:

Number of MilesPurchase Price (Plus Taxes and Fees)Price/Mile
1,500€56 (~$62)€0.0373 (~$0.041)/mile
2,000€64 (~$71)€0.032 (~$0.036)/mile
3,000€96 (~$107)€0.032 (~$0.036)/mile
4,000€128 (~$142)€0.032 (~$0.036)/mile
5,000€152 (~$169)€0.0304 (~$0.034)/mile
6,000€168 (~$186)€0.028 (~$0.031)/mile
7,000€196 (~$218)€0.028 (~$0.031)/mile
8,000€224 (~$249)€0.028 (~$0.031)/mile
9,000€252 (~$280)€0.028 (~$0.031)/mile
10,000€272 (~$302)€0.0272 (~$0.03)/mile
11,000€296 (~$329)€0.0269 (~$0.03)/mile
12,000€324 (~$360)€0.027 (~$0.03)/mile
13,000€352 (~$391)€0.0271 (~$0.03)/mile
14,000€380 (~$422)€0.0271 (~$0.03)/mile
15,000€396 (~$440)€0.0264 (~$0.029)/mile

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Mileage Purchase page on the Czech Airlines OK Plus website.
  2. Click Purchase Your Miles.
  3. Enter your OK Plus account number, the surname of the OK Plus Account Holder, the email address for sending payment outcome, and choose your point of sale.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. Select the number of miles you want to buy.
  6. Fill out your payment information.
  7. Purchase your miles.

Delta Air Lines SkyMiles

delta logo
Delta Logo. Image Credit: Delta Air Lines
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$35/1,000 miles60,00050%

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Buy Miles page on the Delta SkyMiles website.
  2. Log in on the top-right corner with your Delta SkyMiles Number or Username and Password.
  3. Select the number of miles to be purchased.
  4. Click Add to Cart.
  5. Click Check Out Now.
  6. Enter your payment information and purchase the miles.

EgyptAir Plus Miles

Egyptair Logo
Egyptair Logo. Image Credit: Egyptair
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
Varies20,000N/A

EgyptAir operates an obscure frequent flyer program, at least in the United States. Egyptair sells miles at variable pricing.

While you’ll get a better unit price for purchasing more miles, the price is so high that it’s not worth it most of the time. Furthermore, you have to visit an office to purchase miles.

Number of MilesPurchase Price (Plus Taxes and Fees)Price/Mile
1,000$50$0.05/mile
2,000$95$0.0475/mile
3,000$135$0.045/mile
4,000$170$0.0425/mile
5,000$200$0.04/mile
6,000$225$0.0375/mile
7,000$245$0.035/mile
8,000$270$0.0338/mile
9,000$295$0.0328/mile
10,000$325$0.0325/mile
11,000$350$0.0318/mile
12,000$375$0.0313/mile
13,000$400$0.0308/mile
14,000$425$0.0304/mile
15,000$450$0.03/mile
16,000$475$0.0297/mile
17,000$500$0.0294/mile
18,000$525$0.0292/mile
19,000$550$0.0289/mile
20,000$575$0.0288/mile

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Find information on purchase miles by visiting the Money & Miles page on the Egyptair Plus website.
  2. Find an Egyptair office location.
  3. Select your Country in the Office dropdown box.
  4. Click Search.
  5. Visit an Egyptair sales office.
  6. Tell them that you’d like to purchase miles.
  7. Complete the transaction in-person at an office.

Emirates Skywards Miles

Emirates Logo
Emirates Logo. Image Credit: Emirates
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$30/1,000 miles100,000 (Platinum and Gold members can purchase 200,000 miles per year)50%

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Buy, Gift, Transfer, Multiple, Extend or Reinstate Your Miles page on the Emirates Skywards website.
  2. Scroll down to the Buy more Skywards Miles section. Click Buy Miles.
  3. You’ll be prompted to log into your Emirates Skywards account.
  4. Select the number of Skywards Miles you’d like to buy.
  5. Enter your payment information.
  6. Check off the box that says I have read the terms and conditions and Points privacy policy.
  7. Click Buy Miles.

Ethiopian ShebaMiles

Ethiopian Airlines ShebaMiles Logo
Ethiopian Airlines ShebaMiles Logo. Image Credit: Ethiopian Airlines
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$25/1,000 miles20,000N/A

To purchase Ethiopian miles, you need to be a Blue (base-level), Silver, Gold, or Platinum ShebaMiles member. Furthermore, you have to visit an Ethiopian Airlines office to buy miles.

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit Ethiopian Airlines’ Worldwide Contacts page.
  2. Select your country or region from the dropdown box.
  3. Go to the physical office location.
  4. Inform them that you’d like to purchase ShebaMiles.
  5. Provide them with your ShebaMiles loyalty program information and payment information.
  6. Miles should be deposited within 2 business days.

Etihad Guest Miles

Etihad Guest Logo
Etihad Guest Logo. Image Credit: Etihad Guest
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$20/1,000 miles100,000 miles per year30%

Etihad Guest uses Points.com to process its mileage purchases.

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Purchase Etihad Guest Miles page on Etihad Guest’s website.
  2. Scroll down and click the button that says Buy More Miles.
  3. Select from the dropdown box the number of miles you’d like to purchase.
  4. Enter your login information to log into your Etihad Guest account.
  5. Enter your payment information.
  6. Check off the box that says I have read the terms and conditions.
  7. Click the button that says Pay Now.

EVA Air Infinity MileageLands Miles

EVA Air Logo
EVA Air Logo. Image Credit: EVA Air
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$40/1,000 miles50,000 (up to 50% of total miles required for a redemption)N/A

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit EVA Air’s homepage.
  2. Log in on the top-right corner by using your frequent flyer information.
  3. Under the Infinity MileageLands button in the top banner, click the button that says Earning Mileage.
  4. On the right section, click the button that says Purchase Miles.
  5. Click the button that says Purchase Miles Online underneath Apply for Mileage Purchase.
  6. Scroll down and enter the number of Miles to Purchase.
  7. Enter your payment information and purchase your miles.

Finnair Plus Points

Finnair Logo
Finnair Logo. Image Credit: Finnair
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
Buy points not currently available120,00050%

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Buy Points page on the Finnair Plus website.
  2. Log in using your Finnair Plus frequent flyer information.
  3. Select the number of points to buy.
  4. Provide your payment information and confirm your mileage purchase.

Frontier Miles

Frontier Airlines
Frontier Airlines logo. Image Credit: Frontier Airlines
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$25/1,000 miles25,000 milesN/A

Frontier Airlines uses Points.com to process purchases of Frontier Miles.

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Buy or Transfer Frontier Airlines Miles page on Points.com.
  2. Click the button that says Buy Miles.
  3. Log in with your Frontier Miles frequent flyer information.
  4. Select the number of points you want to purchase.
  5. Click the checkbox that says I have read the terms and conditions.
  6. Click Pay Now.

Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles

Garuda Indonesia Logo
Garuda Indonesia Logo. Image Credit: Garuda Indonesia
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
Rp 275,000 (~$20)/1,000 miles50,000 milesN/A

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Find the most convenient location in North America.
  2. Visit the Buy Mileage page on Garuda Indonesia’s website.
  3. Scroll down and click Buy Mileage Here.
  4. Fill out the PDF form.
  5. Bring the completed form to your nearest Garuda Indonesia sales office to purchase miles.

Hainan Airlines Fortune Wings Club Miles

Hainan Airlines Logo
Hainan Airlines Logo. Image Credit: Hainan Airlines
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
Buy miles not available currently80,000N/A

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Points Buy & Gift page on the Fortune Wings Club website.
  2. Scroll down and click Buy Points.
  3. Log in with your frequent flyer information.
  4. Enter your payment information.
  5. Complete the purchase.

Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles

Hawaiian Airlines Logo
Hawaiian Airlines Logo. Image Credit: Hawaiian Airlines
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$15.27/1,000 milesUnlimited (10,000 miles per transaction and 3 transactions per week); can purchase unlimited miles by calling the HawaiianMiles Service CenterNone

To purchase miles, you’ll need to have earned at least 1 mile in the HawaiianMiles program.

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Purchase HawaiianMiles page on the Hawaiian Airlines website.
  2. Scroll down and click Buy Now.
  3. Log in with your HawaiianMiles frequent flyer information.
  4. Select the number of miles you’d like to purchase.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Provide your payment information.
  7. Purchase your miles.

Iberia Plus Avios

Iberia Plus Logo
Iberia Plus Logo. Image Credit: Iberia Plus
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
Varies200,000 (100,000 per transaction)50%

Iberia’s frequent flyer program is Avios, which is shared by British Airways and Aer Lingus. Avios are sold at variable price points, depending on the number of Avios you buy.

Check out the table below to get an idea of how much Avios will cost.

Number of AviosPurchase PricePrice/Avios
1,000€36 (~$40)€0.036 (~$0.04)/Avios
2,000€54 (~$60)€0.027 (~$0.03)/Avios
3,000€72 (~$80)€0.024 (~$0.027)/Avios
4,000€91 (~$101)€0.0228 (~$0.025)/Avios
5,000€109 (~$121)€0.0218 (~$0.024)/Avios
6,000€128 (~$142)€0.0213 (~$0.024)/Avios
8,000€164 (~$182)€0.0205 (~$0.023)/Avios
10,000€201 (~$223)€0.0201 (~$0.022)/Avios
15,000€293 (~$325)€0.0195 (~$0.022)/Avios
20,000€385 (~$427)€0.0193 (~$0.021)/Avios
25,000€477 (~$529)€0.0191 (~$0.021)/Avios
30,000€569 (~$632)€0.019 (~$0.021)/Avios
35,000€661 (~$734)€0.0189 (~$0.021)/Avios
40,000€757 (~$840)€0.0189 (~$0.021)/Avios
45,000€845 (~$938)€0.0188 (~$0.021)/Avios
50,000€935 (~$1,038)€0.0187 (~$0.021)/Avios
60,000€1118 (~$1,241)€0.0186 (~$0.021)/Avios
70,000€1300 (~$1,443)€0.0186 (~$0.021)/Avios
80,000€1476 (~$1,638)€0.0185 (~$0.021)/Avios
90,000€1647 (~$1,828)€0.0183 (~$0.02)/Avios
100,000€1800 (~$1,998)€0.018 (~$0.02)/Avios
125,000€2257 (~$2,505)€0.0181 (~$0.02)/Avios
150,000€2705 (~$3,003)€0.018 (~$0.02)/Avios
175,000€3153 (~$3,499)€0.018 (~$0.02)/Avios
200,000€3601 (~$3,997)€0.018 (~$0.02)/Avios

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Buying or Transferring Avios page on Iberia’s website.
  2. On the top-right corner, click Log In. Enter your Iberia Plus frequent flyer information. Click Go.
  3. Hover over the Iberia Plus section on the top ribbon and click Buying or Transferring Avios.
  4. Select the number of Avios to purchase.
  5. Confirm your purchase and pay for your miles with your credit card.

JetBlue TrueBlue Miles

JetBlue TrueBlue Logo
JetBlue TrueBlue Logo. Image Credit: JetBlue
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$35.10/1,000 miles120,00030% discount plus 10% bonus

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit JetBlue TrueBlue’s log-in page.
  2. Log in using your JetBlue TrueBlue frequent flyer information.
  3. At the top-right, click the profile button with your initials.
  4. Click My Points.
  5. Click sp
  6. Choose the number of points you’d like to buy from the dropdown menu.
  7. Enter your payment details.
  8. Check the box that says I agree to the terms and conditions.
  9. Click Pay Now.

LATAM Pass Miles

LATAM Pass Logo
LATAM Pass Logo. Image Credit: LATAM
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$32/1,000 miles250,000N/A

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Purchase LATAM Pass Points page on LATAM’s website.
  2. Enter your LATAM Pass login information.
  3. Choose the number of points you’d like to buy.
  4. Enter your payment information and purchase the miles.

Malaysia Airlines Enrich Miles

Malaysia Airlines Logo
Malaysia Airlines Logo. Image Credit: Malaysia Airlines
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$25/1,000 miles150,00050%

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Buy & Gift Miles page on Malaysia Airlines’ website.
  2. Click Buy Miles.
  3. Select the number of miles you’d like to buy.
  4. Enter your personal and payment information.
  5. Check the box that says “I confirm that I have read and agree to Loylogic Rewards FZE (buy/gift miles facilitator) Terms and conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy.”
  6. Click Buy Now.

Qantas Airways Frequent Flyer Points

Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
Varies4 transactions per year (150,000 points per transaction)N/A

Qantas offers the ability to “Purchase Top-up Points.” They charge different prices, depending on how many points you buy.

Check the table below for the purchase price for different amounts of miles.

Number of PointsPurchase PricePrice/Point
1,000
AU$56 (~$38)
AU$0.056 (~$0.038)/point
2,000
AU$89 (~$60)AU$0.045 (~$0.03)/point
3,000
AU$128 (~$86)AU$0.043 (~$0.029)/point
4,000
AU$168 (~$114)AU$0.042 (~$0.028)/point
5,000
AU$208 (~$141)AU$0.042 (~$0.028)/point
6,000
AU$245 (~$166)AU$0.041 (~$0.028)/point
7,000
AU$279 (~$189)AU$0.04 (~$0.027)/point
8,000
AU$313 (~$211)AU$0.039 (~$0.026)/point
9,000
AU$347 (~$234)AU$0.039 (~$0.026)/point
10,000
AU$388 (~$262)AU$0.039 (~$0.026)/point
11,000
AU$408 (~$276)AU$0.037 (~$0.025)/point
12,000
AU$440 (~$297)AU$0.037 (~$0.025)/point
13,000
AU$468 (~$316)AU$0.036 (~$0.024)/point
14,000
AU$497 (~$336)AU$0.036 (~$0.024)/point
15,000
AU$532 (~$359)AU$0.035 (~$0.024)/point
16,000
AU$544 (~$368)AU$0.034 (~$0.023)/point
17,000
AU$570 (~$385)AU$0.034 (~$0.023)/point
18,000
AU$590 (~$399)AU$0.033 (~$0.022)/point
19,000
AU$612 (~$414)AU$0.032 (~$0.022)/point
20,000
AU$645 (~$436)AU$0.032 (~$0.022)/point
21,000
AU$662 (~$447)AU$0.032 (~$0.021)/point
22,000
AU$691 (~$467)AU$0.031 (~$0.021)/point
23,000
AU$718 (~$485)AU$0.031 (~$0.021)/point
24,000
AU$747 (~$505)AU$0.031 (~$0.021)/point
25,000
AU$790 (~$534)AU$0.032 (~$0.021)/point
26,000
AU$803 (~$543)AU$0.031 (~$0.021)/point
27,000
AU$830 (~$561)AU$0.031 (~$0.021)/point
28,000
AU$857 (~$579)AU$0.031 (~$0.021)/point
29,000
AU$884 (~$597)AU$0.03 (~$0.021)/point
30,000
AU$929 (~$628)AU$0.031 (~$0.021)/point
35,000
AU$1,038 (~$701)AU$0.03 (~$0.02)/point
40,000
AU$1,155 (~$780)AU$0.029 (~$0.02)/point
45,000
AU$1,267 (~$856)AU$0.028 (~$0.019)/point
50,000
AU$1,427 (~$964)AU$0.029 (~$0.019)/point
55,000
AU$1,511 (~$1,021)AU$0.027 (~$0.019)/point
60,000
AU$1,647 (~$1,113)AU$0.027 (~$0.019)/point
65,000
AU$1,782 (~$1,204)AU$0.027 (~$0.019)/point
70,000
AU$1,919 (~$1,297)AU$0.027 (~$0.019)/point
75,000
AU$2,055 (~$1,389)AU$0.027 (~$0.019)/point
80,000
AU$2,192 (~$1,481)AU$0.027 (~$0.019)/point
85,000
AU$2,328 (~$1,573)AU$0.027 (~$0.019)/point
90,000
AU$2,464 (~$1,665)AU$0.027 (~$0.018)/point
95,000
AU$2,600 (~$1,757)AU$0.027 (~$0.018)/point
100,000
AU$2,730 (~$1,845)AU$0.027 (~$0.018)/point
105,000
AU$2,860 (~$1,932)AU$0.027 (~$0.018)/point
110,000
AU$2,990 (~$2020)AU$0.027 (~$0.018)/point
115,000
AU$3,120 (~$2,108)AU$0.027 (~$0.018)/point
120,000
AU$3,250 (~$2,196)AU$0.027 (~$0.018)/point
125,000
AU$3,380 (~$2,284)AU$0.027 (~$0.018)/point
130,000
AU$3,510 (~$2,372)AU$0.027 (~$0.018)/point
135,000
AU$3,640 (~$2,459)AU$0.027 (~$0.018)/point
140,000
AU$3,770 (~$2,547)AU$0.027 (~$0.018)/point
145,000
AU$3,900 (~$2635)AU$0.027 (~$0.018)/point
150,000
AU$3,999 (~$2,702)AU$0.027 (~$0.018)/point

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Purchase Top-Up Points page on Qantas’ website.
  2. Click the button that says Purchase Top-Up Points.
  3. Log in using your Qantas frequent flyer information.
  4. Select the number of points to purchase and use your credit card information to complete the transaction.

Qatar Privilege Club QMiles

Qatar Airways Logo
Qatar Airways Logo. Image Credit: Qatar Airways
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$30-$35/1,000 miles250,000N/A

To purchase QMiles, you need to have earned at least 1,000 Qmiles.

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Buy QMiles page on Qatar Airways’ website.
  2. Log in using your Qatar Airways Privilege Club frequent flyer information.
  3. Scroll down and click Buy Qmiles (if you keep getting re-directed to log in, click this link).
  4. Click on Buy Qmiles.
  5. Enter your mileage quantity.
  6. Select your currency.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. Provide your payment information and purchase the miles.

Royal Jordanian Royal Club Miles

Royal Jordanian Logo
Royal Jordanian Logo. Image Credit: Royal Jordanian Airlines
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
Varies100,000 milesN/A

Royal Jordanian offers miles available for purchase, which are priced depending on 2 factors:

  1. How many miles you buy
  2. Which method you want to use to buy miles

To purchase miles, you’ll need to have earned at least 1,000 miles.

QuantityPrice to Purchase OnlinePrice to Purchase Offline
1,000-10,000$0.038/mile$0.045/mile
11,000-30,000$0.035/mile$0.045/mile
35,000, 40,000, 45,000, or 50,000 miles$0.03/mile$0.045/mile

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Buy Miles page on Royal Jordanian’s website.
  2. Scroll down and click Purchase Miles Now.
  3. Select the number of miles you purchase.
  4. Populate your loyalty information and payment details.
  5. Check off the box that says I confirm that I have read and agree to Loylogic Rewards FZE (buy/gift miles facilitator) Terms and conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy.
  6. Click Buy Now.

Saudia Al Fursan Loyalty Miles

Saudia Logo
Saudia Logo. Image Credit: Saudia
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$30/1,000 miles80,000N/A

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Buy Miles page on Saudia’s website.
  2. Click the top-right corner button that says Alfursan Login.
  3. Change the language to English.
  4. Enter your Member ID and PIN Number. Click Get One Time Password.
  5. Enter your one-time password and click the button that says Buy Miles from the Alfursan Miles List.
  6. Select the number of miles you’d like to buy.
  7. Check the box that says I agree to the terms and conditions.
  8. Confirm the ticket after entering your payment information.

Scandinavian Airlines EuroBonus Points

Scandinavian Airlines Logo
Scandinavian Airlines Logo. Image Credit: Scandinavian Airlines
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
€20 (~$22)/1,000 points100,000N/A

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the SAS Points Login page.
  2. Log in using your SAS frequent flyer information.
  3. Scroll down and click on Buy EuroBonus Points.
  4. Choose the number of miles to buy.
  5. Enter your payment information.
  6. Purchase the miles.

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles

Singapore Airlines Logo
Singapore Airlines Logo. Image Credit: Singapore Airlines
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$40/1,000 milesUp to 50% of the required miles for an awardN/A

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Perform an award search.
  2. Upon viewing the results, select the desired flight.
  3. You’ll be prompted to top up your KrisFlyer miles.
  4. Enter the number of miles to purchase.
  5. Provide your payment information and ticket your award reservation.

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Points

Southwest Logo
Southwest Logo. Image Credit: Southwest
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
VariesNone (60,000 per transaction)35%

Southwest Airlines processes points purchases via Points.com.

Number of PointsPrice/Mile
2,000-3,000$0.03/mile
4,000-60,000$0.0275/mile

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Go to the Buy Rapid Rewards Points page on Southwest’s website.
  2. Log in with your Rapid Rewards account number and password.
  3. Select the number of points you’d like to buy.
  4. Enter your payment information.
  5. Check off the box that says I have read the terms and conditions.
  6. Click Pay Now.

SriLankan FlySmiLes Miles

SriLankan Logo
SriLankan Airlines Logo. Image Credit: SriLankan Airlines
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$60/2,500 milesUnknownN/A

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Purchase of FlySmiLes Miles page on SriLankan Airlines’ website.
  2. Log in with your FlySmiLes Membership Information.
  3. Choose the number of miles you’d like to buy.
  4. Enter your payment information.
  5. Purchase the miles.

Spirit Airlines FREE SPIRIT

Spirit Airlines Logo
Spirit Airlines Logo. Image Credit: Spirit Airlines
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$25/1,000 miles60,00030% discount

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Purchase Miles page on Spirit Airlines’ website.
  2. Enter your FREE SPIRIT frequent flyer information.
  3. Choose the number of miles you’d like to buy.
  4. Enter your payment information.
  5. Check off the box that says I agree to the terms and conditions.
  6. Click Pay Now.

TAP Air Portugal Miles&Go

TAP Portugal Air Logo
TAP Air Portugal Logo. Image Credit: TAP Air Portugal
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
€35 (~$39)/1,000 miles100,000 (20,000 per transaction)200%

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Manage Miles page on TAP Air Portugal’s website
  2. Under the Buy Miles section, click Find Out More.
  3. Select the number of miles to buy.
  4. Enter your payment information.
  5. Purchase your miles.

Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus Miles

Thai Airways Logo
Thai Airways Logo. Image Credit: Thai Airways
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$40/1,000 miles30,000 miles per awardN/A

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Perform an award search after visiting the Thai Airways website and logging into your Royal Orchid Plus account.
  2. You’ll be prompted to purchase miles to complete your award booking if you’re short.
  3. Enter your payment information and confirm the award ticket while purchasing your miles.

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles

Turkish Airlines Logo
Turkish Airlines Logo. Image Credit: Turkish Airlines
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$30/1,000 miles50,00050%

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Log into your Miles&Smiles account.
  2. On the top-right section, expand your profile and click Miles Transactions.
  3. Scroll down and click Buy under My Miles Transactions.
  4. Select Bonus Miles.
  5. Click Buy.
  6. Select the number of miles to buy.
  7. Enter your payment information.
  8. Purchase your miles.

United Airlines MileagePlus

United Airlines Logo
United Airlines Logo. Image Credit: United Airlines
Purchase PriceMaximum Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$35/1,000 miles175,000 (bonus miles count towards the maximum)100%

United Airlines uses Points.com to process its mileage purchases. One unique thing to keep in mind is that all additional bonus miles received count towards the maximum number of miles purchased per year.

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit United’s Purchase Miles page.
  2. Choose Buy Miles.
  3. Click Buy Miles for Yourself.
  4. Log in with your United MileagePlus information. Click Connect.
  5. Choose the number of miles to buy.
  6. Enter your payment information.
  7. Check the box that says I agree to all Terms and conditions, which include United’s Privacy policy and the MileagePlus Program rules.
  8. Click Purchase Now.

Vietnam LotusMiles

Vietnam Airlines LotusMiles Logo
Vietnam Airlines LotusMiles Logo. Image Credit: Vietnam Airlines
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$25/1,000 milesNoneN/A

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Frequent Flyer: Buy and Transfer Miles page.
  2. Fill out the Purchase Request for Bonus Miles form.
  3. Submit the form and pay for the bonus miles at a Vietnam Airlines branch office (find your best branch office here).

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles

Virgin Atlantic Logo
Virgin Atlantic Logo. Image Credit: Virgin Atlantic
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$27/1,000 miles100,00040%

To purchase miles, you’ll need to have made at least 1 Flying Club earning or spending transaction. You can

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Log into your Virgin Atlantic account by clicking the button on the top-right corner that says Log In.
  2. Visit the Buy Miles page on Virgin Atlantic’s website.
  3. Scroll down and click Buy Miles.
  4. Select the number of miles to buy.
  5. Enter your payment information.
  6. Purchase the miles.

Virgin Australia Velocity Points

Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia logo. Image Credit: Virgin Australia
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
Varies250,000N/A

Virgin Australia Velocity uses Points.com to process its mileage purchases, and Virgin Australia has quite a bit of variation in the unit price, depending on the number of points you buy.

Number of PointsPurchase PricePrice/Point
1,000AU$36 (~$24)AU$0.036 (~$0.0243)/point
1,500AU$51 (~$34)AU$0.034 (~$0.023)/point
2,000AU$68 (~$46)AU$0.034 (~$0.023)/point
2,500AU$85 (~$57)AU$0.034 (~$0.023)/point
3,000AU$101 (~$68)AU$0.0337 (~$0.0227)/point
3,500AU$118 (~$80)AU$0.0337 (~$0.0228)/point
4,000AU$135 (~$91)AU$0.0338 (~$0.0228)/point
4,500AU$152 (~$103)AU$0.0338 (~$0.0228)/point
5,000AU$168 (~$114)AU$0.0336 (~$0.0227)/point
6,000AU$201 (~$136)AU$0.0335 (~$0.0226)/point
7,000AU$233 (~$157)AU$0.0333 (~$0.0225)/point
8,000AU$264 (~$178)AU$0.033 (~$0.0223)/point
9,000AU$296 (~$200)AU$0.0329 (~$0.0222)/point
10,000AU$325 (~$220)AU$0.0325 (~$0.022)/point
11,000AU$353 (~$239)AU$0.0321 (~$0.0217)/point
12,000AU$375 (~$253)AU$0.0313 (~$0.0211)/point
13,000AU$399 (~$270)AU$0.0307 (~$0.0207)/point
14,000AU$427 (~$289)AU$0.0305 (~$0.0206)/point
15,000AU$452 (~$305)AU$0.0301 (~$0.0204)/point
16,000AU$469 (~$317)AU$0.0293 (~$0.0198)/point
17,000AU$492 (~$332)AU$0.0289 (~$0.0196)/point
18,000AU$512 (~$346)AU$0.0284 (~$0.0192)/point
19,000AU$535 (~$361)AU$0.0282 (~$0.019)/point
20,000AU$555 (~$375)AU$0.0278 (~$0.0188)/point
21,000AU$580 (~$392)AU$0.0276 (~$0.0187)/point
22,000AU$605 (~$409)AU$0.0275 (~$0.0186)/point
23,000AU$629 (~$425)AU$0.0273 (~$0.0185)/point
24,000AU$653 (~$441)AU$0.0272 (~$0.0184)/point
25,000AU$677 (~$457)AU$0.0271 (~$0.0183)/point
26,000AU$698 (~$472)AU$0.0268 (~$0.0181)/point
27,000AU$720 (~$486)AU$0.0267 (~$0.018)/point
28,000AU$743 (~$502)AU$0.0265 (~$0.0179)/point
29,000AU$765 (~$517)AU$0.0264 (~$0.0178)/point
30,000AU$787 (~$532)AU$0.0262 (~$0.0177)/point
31,000AU$809 (~$547)AU$0.0261 (~$0.0176)/point
32,000AU$831 (~$561)AU$0.026 (~$0.0175)/point
33,000AU$852 (~$576)AU$0.0258 (~$0.0174)/point
34,000AU$873 (~$590)AU$0.0257 (~$0.0173)/point
35,000AU$894 (~$604)AU$0.0255 (~$0.0173)/point
36,000AU$914 (~$618)AU$0.0254 (~$0.0172)/point
37,000AU$935 (~$632)AU$0.0253 (~$0.0171)/point
38,000AU$955 (~$645)AU$0.0251 (~$0.017)/point
39,000AU$974 (~$658)AU$0.025 (~$0.0169)/point
40,000AU$994 (~$672)AU$0.0249 (~$0.0168)/point
41,000AU$1,013 (~$684)AU$0.0247 (~$0.0167)/point
42,000AU$1,032 (~$697)AU$0.0246 (~$0.0166)/point
43,000AU$1,050 (~$709)AU$0.0244 (~$0.0165)/point
44,000AU$1,068 (~$722)AU$0.0243 (~$0.0164)/point
45,000AU$1,086 (~$734)AU$0.0241 (~$0.0163)/point
46,000AU$1,104 (~$746)AU$0.024 (~$0.0162)/point
47,000AU$1,121 (~$757)AU$0.0239 (~$0.0161)/point
48,000AU$1,139 (~$770)AU$0.0237 (~$0.016)/point
49,000AU$1,155 (~$780)AU$0.0236 (~$0.0159)/point
50,000AU$1,172 (~$792)AU$0.0234 (~$0.0158)/point
60,000-250,000VariesAU$0.0234 (~$0.0158)/point

How to Purchase Miles

  1. Visit the Velocity Frequent Flyer Points Booster page on Points.com.
  2. Scroll down and select how you’re going to redeem your points (Fly with Virgin Australia or Fly with Airline Partners).
  3. Click Buy Points Now.
  4. Log in with your Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer information.
  5. Select the number of points to purchase.
  6. Enter your payment information.
  7. Check off the box that says I agree to the terms and conditions.
  8. Click the button that says Pay Now.

How to Buy Hotel Points

Even though earning hotel points doesn’t always result in free first class tickets that cost over $20,000, racking up a pile of them is a great way to offset one of the biggest costs of travel: accommodation.

Although there are numerous ways to earn Hilton Honors points, IHG Rewards Club points, Marriott points, World of Hyatt points, Radisson Rewards points, and Wyndham Rewards points, there may be times when you’re just short the points you need to get a completely free hotel stay.

Do not fret, however, as we’ve got all the insights on how to buy hotel points across the major hotel chains that sell points. Let’s get started!

Best Western Rewards Points

Best Western Logo
Image Credit: Best Western
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$10/1,000 points20,000 per transactionN/A

Best Western isn’t part of what points enthusiasts would consider “The Big 4 Hotel Brands” à la Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, and IHG.

However, there are still opportunities to buy Best Western Rewards points to use for those odd occurrences of travel, perhaps to a small town in rural U.S.

Currently, there’s no way to buy points online, you must call to purchase. 

How to Purchase Points

  1. Call Best Western at 800-528-1238.
  2. Inform them that you’d like to purchase Best Western Rewards points.
  3. Specify the number of points, and give them your Best Western Rewards information and your payment method.

Choice Privileges Points

Choice Hotels Logo
Choice Hotels Logo. Image Credit: Choice Hotels
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
Varies120,000N/A

Points.com processes all purchases of Choice Privileges points.

Number of PointsPrice/Point
1,000-4,000$0.0121/point
5,000-10,000$0.011/point
11,000-120,000$0.099/point

How to Purchase Points

  1. Visit the Buy Choice Privileges Points page on Choice Hotels’ website.
  2. Scroll down and click Buy Points Now.
  3. You’ll be directed to sign in to your Choice Privileges account. Enter your First and Last Name, Membership Number, and Email Address.
  4. Select the number of points you’d like to buy.
  5. Enter your payment information.
  6. Check off the box that says I have read the terms and conditions.
  7. Click Pay Now. 

Hilton Honors Points

Hilton Honors Logo
Hilton Honors Logo. Image Credit: Hilton Honors
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$10/1,000 points80,000 per year100%

Hilton uses Points.com to facilitate all points purchases.

How to Purchase Points

  1. Visit the Buy More Points page on Hilton’s website.
  2. Log into your Hilton Honors account.
  3. Select the number of points you’d like to buy.
  4. Enter your payment information.
  5. Click the checkbox that says By completing this transaction, I agree to the details outlined above and to the terms and conditions.
  6. Click Purchase.

World of Hyatt Points

World of Hyatt Logo
World of Hyatt Logo. Image Credit: World of Hyatt
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$24/1,000 points55.000 per yearN/A

World of Hyatt uses Points.com to handle all points purchases. (Click here to buy Hyatt Points)

How to Purchase Points

  1. Visit the Purchase, Share & Gift Points page on World of Hyatt’s website.
  2. Enter your World of Hyatt information.
  3. Select the number of points you’d like to purchase.
  4. Enter your payment information.
  5. Check the box that says I have read and agree to the terms and conditions.
  6. Click Purchase Bonus Points.

IHG Rewards Club Points

IHG Rewards Club Logo
IHG Rewards Club Logo. Image Credit: IHG
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$13.50/1,000 points100,000 per year100%

IHG uses Points.com to process its points purchases.

How to Purchase Points

  1. Visit the IHG Points Purchase page on the IHG website.
  2. Enter your IHG Rewards Club information.
  3. Select the number of points you’d like to buy.
  4. Enter your payment information.
  5. Check the box that says I’ve read the terms and conditions.
  6. Click Pay Now.

Hot Tip: One of the benefits of the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card and IHG® Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card is the points purchase discount of 20%! 

Marriott Bonvoy Points

Marriott Bonvoy Logo
Marriott Bonvoy Logo. Image Credit: Marriott Bonvoy
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$12.50/1,000 points50,00030%

Marriott Bonvoy uses Points.com to process its points purchases.

How to Purchase Points

  1. Visit Marriott’s Buy Points page on Points.com.
  2. Select the number of points you’d like to buy.
  3. Enter your First Name, Last Name, Marriott Bonvoy Number, and Email Address. Click Continue.
  4. Enter your payment information.
  5. Check off the box that says I have read the terms and conditions.
  6. Click Pay Now.

Radisson Rewards Points

Radisson Rewards Logo
Radisson Rewards Logo. Image Credit: Radisson Rewards
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$7/1,000 points80,000 per year100%

Radisson Rewards uses Points.com to process its points sales.

How to Purchase Points

  1. Visit the How to Purchase Points page on Radisson Hotels’ website.
  2. You’ll need to have a completed profile to purchase points (if your profile is incomplete, you’ll be directed to Update Your Profile).
  3. After that, click Purchase Points.
  4. Select the number of points via the dropdown menu you’d like to buy.
  5. Enter your payment details.
  6. Check the box that says I agree to the Terms & Conditions.
  7. Click Pay Now.

Shangri-La Golden Circle Points

Shangri-La Logo
Shangri-La Logo. Image Credit: Shangri-La
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$6.50/50 points10,000N/A

Shangri-La uses Points.com to process its points purchases.

How to Purchase Points

  1. Visit the Buy or Gift GC Award Points page on Shangri-La’s website.
  2. Under the Buy GC Award Points section, click Buy Now.
  3. Log in with your Shangri-La loyalty program information.
  4. Choose the number of points you’d like to buy.
  5. Enter your payment information.
  6. Check off the box that says I have read the terms and conditions.
  7. Click Pay Now.

Wyndham Rewards Points

Wyndham Logo
Wyndham Logo. Image Credit: Wyndham
Purchase PriceMaximum Pre-Bonus Quantity You Can Purchase per YearHighest Historical Bonus on Purchased Miles
$10/1,000 points45,00040%

Wyndham Rewards uses Points.com to process its points purchases and you can use these points at any of Wyndham’s hotel brands.

How to Purchase Points

  1. Visit the More Ways to Earn page on Wyndham Hotels’ website.
  2. Scroll down and click Buy Now.
  3. Click Buy Now.
  4. Log into your Wyndham Rewards loyalty account.
  5. Select the number of points you’d like to buy.
  6. Enter your payment information.
  7. Check off the box that says I agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  8. Click Pay Now.

Final Thoughts

There are so many different airlines and hotel chains out there that keeping track of them all is nothing short of overwhelming. All of them have different policies for procedures for purchasing miles. Additionally, the introduction of Points.com can complicate the equation of “which card should I put mileage purchases on?”

Now, you’ve got the best idea of how to purchase points. We’ve included a step-by-step process for every single airline and hotel chain that sells miles. Just make sure that buying miles or points makes sense in your exact situation.


The information provided above regarding the Citi Prestige® card, Chase Freedom Unlimited®, Ink Business Preferred®, and the Ink Business Unlimited℠ Credit Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer. 


Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to buy miles?

Usually, it’ll cost somewhere around 2-3 cents per mile. However, the average value of a mile isn’t usually that high. The value of an airline mile usually is somewhere between 1-2 cents per mile.

The obvious exception would be if you used it on an international first or business class award flight.

Does it make sense to buy miles?

Usually, it doesn’t make sense to buy miles, just because of the difference between the value and cost of buying a mile. Here are some instances in which it might be useful to buy miles:

  • When a massive sale occurs (e.g. 150% Avianca LifeMiles bonus sales)
  • When you have a specific redemption in mind and you’re short on miles
  • When you need to prevent your miles from expiring
  • When you can transfer points but want to save your transferable points

How can I earn Delta SkyMiles fast?

We’ve written a comprehensive guide on how to earn 100k+ Delta SkyMiles in 90 days. Check it out!

Which airline miles are most valuable?

We’ve pretty much compiled all of the major airline miles and put together a guide on the travel points and miles valuations, which will be extremely helpful in comparing the baseline value of each airline mile.

How much do American Airlines miles cost?

American Airlines miles are usually around 3-4 cents per mile to purchase, though the exact price depends on the number of miles you buy.

How much does it cost to buy KrisFlyer miles?

You can’t buy KrisFlyer miles unless you’re trying to book an award flight and you’re short the required mileage. If that’s the case, you can top up your balance for around 4 cents per mile in blocks of 1,000 miles, up to 50% of the award ticket cost.

Stephen Au

About Stephen Au

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Stephen has been privileged to enjoy many premium cabin products and 5-star hotels. A petroleum engineer by trade, Stephen caught the travel bug in college when he traveled to Asia several times. After 2 years of continual promotions, Stephen quit his safe and secure career path in favor of entrepreneurship.

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