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Last Day For The Chance To Buy Back Towards Your Aegean Status

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Written by Charlie

Today is the last day to get the miles you need to retain your Aegean (and Star Alliance) status! Fortunately, you can buy some of those elite miles so find out how here!

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Today is the last day to get the elite miles you need for your Aegean status! If you are coming up just short of the required amount for your current status, you can buy elite miles to help you but you must do it today!

Last Day For The Chance To Buy Back Towards Your Aegean Status

Last month, Aegean finally pushed out the ability to buy tier miles to retain your elite status. This had been promised when they had released their new program but they did not actually release it until this month. That means that if you are coming up short for your Aegean status for next year, you can buy some miles that could just put you over your qualification amount.

Quick Guide To Retaining Gold Status

To retain Gold status, you only need to fly 24,000 miles in a year or 12,000 miles and 4 Aegean flights in a year. So, it is much easier to keep Gold status than to earn Gold status. If you like Star Gold benefits (like Priority check-in, Priority boarding, Priority security, lounge access), it may be worthwhile to simply credit 12,000 miles to Aegean and fly on 4 Aegean segments. Just be sure to check the fare earning chart as not all fares on partner airlines earn 100% when credited to Aegean.

Buying Elite Miles For Aegean Status

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Here are the details for purchasing tier/elite miles:

  • Only current Silver and Gold members can purchase elite miles
  • Silver members can buy up to 1,000 elite miles
  • Gold members can buy up to 2,000 elite miles
  • Miles are sold in 500 mile blocks
  • Miles cost €25 per 500 mile block
  • Miles are credited immediately

If you have 10,000 miles and 4 Aegean segments already credited, you can now buy 2,000 additional miles to retain Gold status for another year! You will have to consider if that is worth it to you, but at today’s exchange rate, that is just about $106 for the 2,000 miles.

How To Buy Elite Miles

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To purchase these elite miles, head over to this link. You will need to login to your elite Aegean Miles+Bonus account when you get there. Make sure you use a credit card that does not have a foreign transaction fee as it will be charged in Euros!

Once there, select whether you want Award miles or Tier miles (the tier miles are elite miles).

Once you do that, select the amount you want – remember, Silver members can buy up to 1,000 and Gold members can buy up to 2,000 miles. That limit is for within a membership year.

That’s it! The elite/tier miles post instantly and reduce the amount of miles you need for requalification.

Note: when I did this, the miles did not post instantly and I called a week later. There had been a problem and I had to do it again and they refunded me. That time, they posted instantly. If your miles do not post instantly, call them right away to get it straightened out!

Summary

If you are within shouting distance of retaining Silver or Gold within the Aegean program, it may make sense to keep it since retaining it is far easier than earning it again. Now, you can buy some of those miles you need. But, that has to be done today so do not delay!

 

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About the author

Charlie

Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

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