In general I don’t recommend purchasing airline miles, even at a discount, but if you have an immediate need for miles for a high value award, it can make sense. If you have a Citi Premier or Citi Prestige card and a few ThankYou points in your account, you can buy miles indirectly through the ThankYou Rewards program at a cost of only 2.5 cents per mile (or less when transfer bonuses are in effect). The best airline programs for these indirect mileage purchases, in my opinion, are: Air France, Cathay Pacific, Singapore, and Virgin Atlantic.
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United Airlines has flights from Los Angeles to Singapore on sale next month for just $384 RT nonstop. Note that this is a long flight (scheduled at 17 hours, 55minutes going westward and 15 hours, 15 minutes on the return). Flights are widely available in November at that price: These flights are bookable directly at United Airlines at this price. Unfortunately, according to ITA Matrix, these are a K-class fares. That means they will only earn 50% mileage…