Today is not just the last day of the month, it is also the last day of the best-ever bonus on buying Aegean miles. With a 50% bonus, there are some amazing awards that you can get for the price of economy!
Last Day to Get a 50% Bonus on Aegean Miles and Why You Want to Buy Them!
Aegean normally charges 25€ per thousand miles. With the Euro down a bit against the dollar from this time last year, this is a good time to take advantage of this. This promotion runs until October 31, 2018 at 11:59 Greek Time.
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.
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 $1,150 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 $870 (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.
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!
Great Way to Top Up
With the ability to earn 50% 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.
Edit: If you have never credited a flight to Aegean Miles & Bonus, you are limited to buying up to 30,000 miles in a year. But, that will still give you the 15,000 point bonus for the 45,000 miles needed for business class.