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.
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.
Here is the comparison between the new and old award charts:
The current award chart shows the return price and the new one-way only. The numbers that are in RED show the increase in number of miles required and the GREEN ones the decrease. As one could expect, there are far more destinations with a mileage increase than decreases miles come October 15.
Here’s the current LifeMiles award chart July 1, 2014:
Here’s the new LifeMiles award chart effective October 15, 2014:
The price of buying LifeMiles is going up in October as well as the number of miles required for most award trips. This certainly makes buying LifeMiles and using them for premium awards on Star Alliance airlines a less attractive proposition.