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Anyone have success selling airline or hotel points? Obviously risky, but I have about $20K in points (which are a depreciating asset) and student loans

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20k $ all in points?? How many points is that

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4 years in consulting with a couple CC signups. Probably used around 100K AA, 20K AMEX, 50K Chase, and 250K Marriott cumulatively AA points are the worst... can never get a reasonable redemption for domestic travel, even last minute when I see the flights going out with 20% open seats (have an AA employee friend who can see pax loads)

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I know someone who did have success selling points to a broker and AFAIK never got caught. I can’t say what the chances are though, or whether they have gotten more aggressive than ~5 years ago which is the age of this anecdote. He left for a client so I expect he’s not traveling like he used to these days.

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I’m that guy who buys points. What do you have to offer?

Can you try purchasing gift cards with your points and then liquidating the gift cards through various vendors? Won’t get the best cash rates, but it’s compliant and there are multiple available avenues.

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Don’t do it through brokers or strangers. You will get caught. You could try seeing if friends or family will pay you for points when they’re planning to buy a ticket

There are several ways you can get caught, and you’ll likely lose many or all of the points in the program, if you’re allowed to keep the account at all: - Use of a broker - Consistent issuance of awards to people you have no apparent connection to (don’t share family names, addresses, haven’t booked for them before, etc.) - They can’t plausibly answer queries as to their connection to you if confronted at boarding or check in - They admit they paid you in any way for the award if confronted The airlines are much more aggressive in enforcing this. While it is permitted to gift awards to others, payment isn’t supposed to happen and it’s easy to write algorithms to detect that. If, even after all these warnings, you want to try it anyway, at least read up on how people are getting caught on the points program’s discussion forum on Flyertalk. Not sure why you would sell points though even if, as I do, you have tons, as you’ll have to sell them at a discount - otherwise, why would anyone go this route? No one will pay you $15K for a $15K international first class booking award given the risks involved. And if they get denied boarding, they’ll come after you for a full cash refund, other potential trip cancellation or change fees, and you’ll likely be out all your points and probably your status and account.

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