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Last Chance: Buy Aegean Miles With Up to a 40% Bonus – Great for Star Alliance Business/First Class Awards!

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Written by Charlie

This is the last chance to buy Aegean miles with up to a 40% bonus! This opens the door to getting Star Alliance first class and business class awards for less than you would pay otherwise, including things like US to Israel or Europe in business class for just $935! Check out the details of this promo here.

This is the last chance on this popular promo! It gives you the chance to buy miles for Star Alliance flights with up to a 40% bonus! This can help you get enough miles to fly business class on transatlantic flights from just $936 plus taxes – even for the US to Israel!

Great Deal: Buy Star Alliance Miles with a 40% Bonus = Great Premium Class Deals

Link: Aegean 40% Mile Bonus

Aegean normally charges 25€ per thousand miles. With the Euro down from what it was last year, this can be a good time to take advantage of this this promo. This promo expires August 31, 2018.

Yes, that is more expensive than what other airlines charge with their buy mile promos but there are a couple of reasons you may want to do this.

  • From 1,000 – 2,000 | 20% bonus
  • From 3,000 – 10,000 | 25% bonus
  • From 11,000 – 20,000 | 30% bonus
  • From 21,000 – 50,000 | 40% bonus
  • Miles cost 25€ per thousand (before the bonus)

Cheap Award Redemptions

My favorite Aegean award that I have redeemed for many times is business class between the US and Europe for just 45,000 miles (or first class for 60,000 miles). That means you could buy enough miles with this promo to fly on Lufthansa First Class for $1,300 one way (plus taxes and fees). That is not bad at all for what you get! Of course, I am not saying that everyone should do that, especially since Lufthansa only releases their first class space to partners 2 weeks before the flight. But it does show you what is possible!

If you wanted to go the business class route, you could fly something like Turkish for just $935 (plus taxes) one way. While it is possible to purchase Turkish business class tickets from certain European cities to the US for a little more than that, this gives you more flexibility.

Read: How to Book Partner Awards with Aegean

Tip: If redeeming for Lufthansa in premium cabins, choose to depart FROM Europe to the US as the surcharges will be much less than starting in the US.

You could also redeem for some incredible award like Trinidad to Tel Aviv for just 45,000 miles in business as well – if you could find the award space!

See This Post for More Award Redemptions

Tip: While you are limited to buying 50,000 miles per calendar year, you can transfer miles from any one’s account to your account for just 15€, regardless of the amount (or you can pool miles from up to 5 other accounts for free as an elite member). So, if others in your family bought miles, you could pool them!

Great Way to Top Up

With the ability to earn 20% bonus miles with even the purchase of 1,000 miles, this is a great way to top up your account at a cheaper price. You can purchase up to 50,000 miles per year (not counting the bonus) so you could buy any amount from 1,000 miles up to 50,000 miles.

Save Your SPG Points

If you would normally transfer SPG points, this allows you to save those points for a different redemption option as opposed to transferring to Aegean. Right now, SPG is the only transfer partner of Aegean so being able to accrue more Aegean miles while saving SPG points can be a great deal.

Earn Bonus Miles

Since Aegean sells the miles directly, you should be able to earn bonus miles or points from a card that gives bonus points for airline travel. That means you could get even more value – especially since most airlines and hotels sell through

Have questions about booking with Aegean? Let me know!

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About the author


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.


  • Never used Aegean before – A few questions if you don’t mind – I need to fly from Boston to Frankfurt July 26 next year – Looking on Uniteds site I do not see any premium tickets on Lufthansa – I’m guessing Aegean doesn’t have any more/less access than United? Also – Can you buy one ways with them?


    • GUWonder is right – the fuel surcharges for Lufthansa are high. But, they are much lower if you fly FROM Europe. I think the last Lufthansa first class award I redeemed from Europe to the US was around $300 in taxes and fees. From the US, it is over $700.
      A good way to check on the fuel surcharges (since you need the miles to search for flights on Aegean) is to use the Aeroplan award calendar. The fuel surcharges you see there is roughly what you will see with Aegean (but remember to convert the CAD to USD). The main exception would be Swiss – Aeroplan does not charge fuel surcharges with them but Aegean does.
      GUWonder is also right about using them for SAS and I would add Turkish to that (it is around $200+ from the US and less from Europe), as well as LOT and United.
      Flights to Asia are much lower in taxes and fees.

  • I understand that Aegean partners with air canada. Would it make sense to buy points so I could fly from us to Israel with air canada?

    • You could, but I would check the availability of AC award flights to Israel first. I find Aegean miles to be quite valuable but if you would only be buying them for that purpose, make sure there is award availability, at least on many dates you may be interested in.

  • I try to avoid redeeming Aegean miles for Luftwaffe flights. The fuel surcharges with LH flights are so high that I try to use my A3 miles for flights with no or lower fuel surcharges.

    I love the 45k A3 miles for say long-haul business class flights on SK.