Star Alliance member TAP Air Portugal sells monthly mileage packages. For Black Friday (until November 30, 2020 in Lisbon) they’re offering more miles than usual at signup, more miles per month, and elite status as a signup promotion.
Their Platinum tier package offers:
- 36,000 miles up front
- 8,000 miles per month for 12 months
- Star Alliance Gold status for 6 months
That’s 132,000 Miles & Go miles and six months of Star Alliance Gold, at a cost of 718 euros for the year (US$855).
Normally I’d say this was worth it for the mileage purchase alone ($0.0065 per mile) but should flag that TAP’s award chart can be expensive, though not unreasonable for one way US-Europe business class (80,000 miles, plus surcharges).
And over the next 6 months the opportunities to use Star Alliance Gold status are somewhat limited, though it does open the doors of United Clubs (that are open) when flying United domestically.
Many of you may have TAP Miles & Go miles from their less than 1 cent per mile sale back at the start of March. We’re seeing a lot of creativity out of Lisbon, including their September offer of 10,000 bonus miles for booking an award on a partner airline and their two mile redemption sale.