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Quiz: Can I buy and sell airline miles?
by Staff
Airline frequent flyer miles are a powerful commodity. How knowledgeable are you when it comes to accumulating such miles? Take this quiz and find out!

Is it legal to buy and sell frequent flyer miles?

  • yes
  • no
  • it depends on the time of the year

How expensive is it to purchase frequent flyer miles directly from an airline?

  • Airlines charge roughly 28 cents per frequent flyer mile.
  • Airlines charge roughly $28 per frequent flyer mile.
  • Airlines charge roughly 10 cents per frequent flyer mile.

What airlines allow users to give their frequent flyer miles to friends or family members?

  • all airlines
  • American Airlines and Delta Airlines
  • United Airlines and Southwest Airlines

Is it legal to trade in your airline miles for cash?

  • yes
  • no
  • it depends on the time of the year

Are there any online brokers who work in the "miles-for-cash" underworld, connecting mileage holders with buyers?

  • yes
  • no
  • only in Europe

Do airline mileage holders own their accumulated miles?

  • yes
  • no
  • it depends on the airline

What airline has a 2,000-mile minimum for purchasing miles and will sell a maximum of 60,000-miles per year?

  • United Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Airlines

What airline sells as few as 1,000 miles for $27.50 and as many as 40,000 miles for $1,000?

  • American Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Delta Airlines

Which of the following statements is true?

  • All airlines throw in bonus miles as a reward for transfers.
  • Some airlines even throw in bonus miles as a reward for transfers.
  • No airlines throw in bonus miles as a reward for transfers.

What airline successfully won their case against the selling of airline miles?

  • Delta Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines