Hardly earth shattering, though through January 31, 2012, American is offering the following bonuses on the purchase of miles:
That means 40,000 purchased miles would earn you a total of 55,000 miles. Given that 40,000 miles costs $1,100, through this promotion you’re getting 55,000 miles for that amount, for a total cost of two cents per mile.
As far as American’s mileage purchase promotions go, that’s actually about as good as I’ve seen. While it’s not necessarily a cost at which I’d speculatively buy miles, this is a great deal for topping off an account. If you currently have just 12,500 miles, for example, purchasing $1,100 worth of miles would earn you enough miles for a one-way Cathay Pacific first class award space. Not a bad deal!
(Tip of the hat to Gary)