Since most passengers earn fewer miles from flying than ever before, buying miles has become a new way to level the “miles millionaire” playing field. Anyone can buy miles- frequent flyer or not, and there are times when it can make brilliant sense to do so. British Airways miles have some excellent uses, especially on airline parters (here’s a great post on that), and thanks to a limited time sale- you can buy them for just 1.1 (Euro) cent per piece, especially amazing for Brits…

The Deal

Vente Privee is a French deal site. We’ve recommended them as one of the best “free” membership clubs for saving on hotels, since they run very limited time flash sales- which can represent savings of over 50%. The French version of the site is offering a sale on British Airways Avios (miles) for 1.1 euro per piece. You can buy up to 100,000 miles, in quantities of 2,000, 8,000 20,000 or 35,000. 35,000 miles would run 399, which equates to £355. Details below.

When This Makes Sense

Unless you’re using miles for short flights without substantial taxes or upgrades to business class– it rarely makes sense to buy British Airways miles for British Airways flights. Buying British Airways miles to use on British Airways partners can be amazing though. For example, First Class on airlines like Cathay Pacific, Qantas, Japan Airlines and others is just 40,000 points one way– for flights up to 2,000 miles. Those flights can run $1000’s- so paying £400 is phenomenal. This is a personal decision- so be sure you know you’ll have a use for the miles which will save you money.

How To Buy Up To 100,000 Miles For About A Cent A Piece

Simply log on and register for the French version of Vente Privee here. You can then make your purchases. You’ll receive your Avios quickly. We think this is  solid offer, which could be very lucrative for many of you. Do some math, figure out your upcoming travels and see if there’s an opportunity to benefit from this deal, which ends October 19th, by the way…

HT: LoyaltyLobby