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Fastest way to have one transaction so that I can buy flying club miles

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by milgom, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. milgom

    milgom Member

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    Hi,

    I wanted to buy flying club miles to transfer to IHG since it would allow me to get spire elite (I'm almost there). I tried creating an account but when I tried buying the miles, it told me that "Before you can Buy Miles, you must have made at least one Flying Club Earning or Spending transaction."

    What is the easiest and fastest way to have a flying club earning transaction? Do sites like pointshound count?

    I'm based in Malaysia so a lot of the offers for UK do not work.
     
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    No Name Well-Known Member

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    @milgom

    I assume we are talking about Virgin Atlantic Flying club here?

    Any hotel partner should count:
    https://www.virginatlantic.com/gb/en/flying-club/partners/hotels.html

    But don't forget car rentals, that might even be faster.
    https://www.virginatlantic.com/gb/en/flying-club/partners/car-rental.html


    Earning airmiles from car rentals is a well know method of earning miles outside the US, even if the offers are not as good as this one:
    http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2015/09/15/the-guy-who-rented-37-cars-in-2-days/
     
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  3. milgom

    milgom Member

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    Thanks. Yes, we're talking about Virgin. Do you know how quickly miles from Kaligo post?

    Good tip about car rentals.
     
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    No idea how long it takes, might not work if you are in hurry.

    The worst I have personally experienced was a non-us cashback site a few year back that took 4 months.

    Think you just have to go for it and hope the best, might be a good idea to do both a cheap hotel on Kaligo and a rental car.
     
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