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Avianca LifeMiles learned (thankfully) from their previous award chart changes (unannounced and denied that there had been changes at all) and announced back in July (read here and here) their new award chart that is effective on October 15, 2014.

LAST CALL LifeMiles Award Chart Changes October 15 2014

You can still redeem at the old values today and tomorrow. Note that not all awards went up. You should check route by route whether it makes sense to redeem now or on October 15 when the new award chart is in place. [click to continue…]

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As I was in Panama this last week and needed to get to Cancun for this coming weekend, I decided to visit Havana. I have been here before, so just decided to stay for a few days. Please don’t get me started about the internet connectivity here.

LifeMiles Awards Ticket Success PTY-HAV

Beyond using my LifeMiles for getting from Bangkok to Buenos Aires (access the piece here), it did not usually make any sense to use miles from Oneworld or Star Alliance programs for travel within South/Central America. It has always been a better deal to purchase paid tickets and use the allowed stopovers and other flexibilities. [click to continue…]

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Late last week, I was researching award and paid ticket options from Bangkok to Buenos Aires for the middle of this week, as I wanted to get to South America by Thursday night.

Avianca LifeMiles BKK-JNB-GRU-EZE

The paid economy class one-way tickets were in the $1,600 to $1,800 range unless I would have hopped to Ho Chi Minh City first and then took a flight to Sao Paulo (this would have required an additional ticket to Buenos Aires) and business class ones were much more. [click to continue…]

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Avianca sent out strangely worded out emails late last week about changes coming to its award charts on October 15, 2014, and I wrote about them here.

LifeMiles Award Chart Changes October 15 2014

It is extremely difficult trying to find the actual award charts on LifeMiles’ website, but they have now released the new chart as well that will be effective on October 15, 2014. This has allowed us to do a side-by-side comparison about the differences. [click to continue…]

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Avianca LifeMiles seems to have learned something from their award chart fiasco last year (read more here) when the company was claiming that no award levels had been changed, although new award chart with higher mileage requirements was already in place.

EDIT: A LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me a screenshot of his table that is for those living in South America. I have now added it to this post.

Avianca LifeMiles Changes October 15, 2014

This time Avianca sent out somewhat confusing email that I received in Spanish but most should have received the English version. [click to continue…]

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Avianca has extended the latest LifeMiles offer that was about to expire tomorrow by 4 days. You can get 100% transfer bonus that s is valid for transactions done between July 3-21, 2014 (originally until 17th).

Avianca LifeMiles Share Miles 100 Bonus (Buy Miles At 1.5 Cents) July Extension

When you transfer miles, LifeMiles is charging $15 per 1,000 miles transferred and will double the amount to the recipient. You are essentially paying for 1.5 cents for each new LifeMiles minted. [click to continue…]

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Avianca LifeMiles is selling miles again and has disguised the offer as a Transfer Miles one. The new 100% transfer bonus is valid for transactions done between July 3-17, 2014.

Avianca LifeMiles 100 Percent Transfer Bonus July 3 17 2014

When you transfer miles, LifeMiles is charging $15 per 1,000 miles transferred and will double the amount to the recipient. You are essentially paying for 1.5 cents for each new LifeMiles minted. [click to continue…]

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Avianca LifeMiles members can earn triple miles for stays at Accor affiliated hotels between June 16 and September 30, 2014.

Avianca LifeMiles Le Club Accorhotels Offer

You must make the booking between June 16 – August 16, 2014, to be eligible for the bonus miles that are calculated from the base points (before any possible bonuses) you earn from your stay. [click to continue…]