Are you short a few thousand miles for your desired Star Alliance trip using Aegean miles? Here is an easy way to get 5,000 miles for free with very little time involved!
Quick And Easy Way To Get 5,000 Miles For Free
Aegean’s frequent flyer program, the new Miles+Bonus program, has some interesting new features to it. One of those features is the ability to have multiple people pool the award miles into one account – the Together account.
Note: Access to the Together program is only available to Silver and Gold members of the Aegean program. Former Blue members were converted to Silver under the new program so if you had credited at least 3,000 miles to Aegean (in addition to the 1,000 for signing up), you can activate a Together account
Read more about it: Maximize Your Miles With The Together Accounts From Aegean Airlines
By utilizing the new Together account (which allows you to have up to 5 other people pool their miles with you) and the generous 1,000 mile sign-up bonus, you can get an easy 5,000 miles which may open up some different award options for you. At the very least, it is almost enough to get to some European destinations from Greece on discounted awards!
Step 1: Miles+Bonus Sign-Up Bonus
When a person joins Aegean’s Miles+Bonus program, they are rewarded for joining by being given 1,000 award miles. All you need to do to get these miles is to sign-up for a new account and you will instantly get 1,000 award miles in that account. For the next step, you will need the member number from the newly created account and you are ready to move on! Application Link
Step 2: Invite New Member Into Together Account
Now that you have a new member created, take the new member number and head over to your Together account (see the link above about Together accounts to setup your account) and send an invite to this new member. Note: You must use capital letters for the first and last name of the member to allow the system to accept the invitation.
Once you have done that, it will send an invite to the new member to accept to be apart of your Together account. Once they accept, their 1,000 miles for joining are automatically moved to your Together account! You are allowed up to 5 members (plus yourself) in your Together account so if 5 new members sign-up and are invited into your account, you will automatically receive an additional 5,000 award miles for use with Aegean or on any Star Alliance partner.
Here are a couple of things about the Together account. Once you invite someone and they join your account, you cannot remove them for 6 months after they have joined. I assume this is to keep people from adding and subtracting people constantly just to get the miles dumped into a single account.
So, what if you have 8 friends and family members and you want to pool them all in your account? Even though you cannot invite 3 of them for at least 6 months (after removing others from the account), their award miles will simply sit in their account and they will transfer to your Together account when you bring them in.
What Is The Use Of 5,000 Miles?
Aegean has some nice sweet spots on their award calendar for various uses. Of course, they are awards that require more than 5,000 miles but the 5,000 miles you can pickup using the information here may just put you in range of those awards. At the very least, you can redeem 12,500 miles for a domestic US oneway on United – these 5,000 miles put you almost half way there!
To see some of the great uses with Aegean miles, check out this post (I have to update #7 on the post as Aegean now uses a different system for calculating awards on their own flights) – 7 Great Uses For Aegean Miles
If you are Silver or Gold with Aegean, this makes a great way to get a little closer to that award that you may want. With 30,000 miles being a oneway to Europe from the US, this quick method puts you 1/6th of the way there with very little effort and no money!
Take about 7 minutes and go ahead and setup accounts for your family members and invite them into your Together account.