American Airlines is offering yet another promotion for buying miles.
This one (a 30% bonus) is less generous than the one which ran in January (33%). However, the reason I am bothering to mention it is that you will receive an additional 10% discount if you buy before 5am (note AM!) GMT on February 7th.
If you get in during the next two days, and buy the most ‘efficient’ amount (40,000, to get an extra 12,000 free) you are paying $970 for 52,000 miles. This is noticeably cheaper than the January deal – 1.87c per mile versus 2.06c.
There was a long discussion in my January post about the best deals you can get using AA miles, including their 60,000 miles (return) business class seats to the Middle East and their amazing 160,000 mile First Class award to Australia from London.