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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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Copa Airlines based in Panama, which uses United’s MileagePlus as its frequent flier program, has launched double award miles promo for flights take between October 1 – December 31, 2014.

Copa Airlines Double MileagePlus Miles October 1 - December 31, 2014

All you need to do is to register for this offer and take one paid flight between August 1 – September 30, 2014, that has been ticketed after July 1 qualify for this offer. [click to continue…]

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Copa, the Panamanian Star Alliance airline, is offering double award miles from its flights from Brazil to all destinations served by Copa (some restrictions). Copa uses United’s Mileage Plus as their frequent flier program. This is derived from the past when the airline was partially owned by Continental.

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The double miles offer is valid to ALL Copa destinations from Recife, Manaus and Porto Alegre. The offer from all other Copa Brazilian destinations Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, and Brasilia is valid to all other destinations than those in the United States or Canada. [click to continue…]

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Copa, Star Alliance member airline based in Panama, has started to offer an option to bid for business class upgrades on its flights. This service if provided to the airline by Plusgrade. You can read more about this on Copa’s website here.

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Copa uses United’s Mileage Plus as its frequent flier program and grants complimentary status based upgrades on its flights for Mileage Plus elite members (GS/1K/PLT/1P and Silver). [click to continue…]