Avianca LifeMiles currently has an Award Sale which gives customers up to 48% rebate on certain city pairs in all classes of service (including First and Business Class).
Though the average discount is much lower than the 48% which is valid for the Shanghai-Tokyo route there are still many great deals to be had. The promotion is valid for booking made until September 18th 2018 (later flights are ok but bookings have to be completed by that date).
You can access the promotional chart with eligible routes on the LifeMiles website here.
There are routes available at a discount from the following cities:
- Hong Kong
- Tokyo-Haneda & Narita
- New York JFK
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
All of the city pairs are between major Asian cities and U.S. gateways which is great news for anyone who’d like to go on an overseas trip in premium class.
Here is an exmaple for a First Class flight (one way) from Seoul to Los Angeles operated by Asiana:
72,000 LifeMiles for First Class is excellent value on this route (20% less than usual) with the larger discounts being applicable to Business and Economy Class routings as indicated in the chart above.
Last week I wrote about the current LifeMiles Sale with up to 125% bonus (access here).
The information about this sale was forwarded to me by a reader who read it from Lucky’s OMAAT.
If you intend to book a trip on one of these routes this would be a good time to do it. Ideally you already have these miles in your account and try to book it as intended but of course if you have to purchase the points first then that’s not too bad as well.
I have previously written about their ongoing IT issues and those are still going on, meaning their reservations error out. If this happens to you don’t book it a second time but rather watch the processing screen and take down the confirmation number displayed. If you get an error message you can check on checkmytrip if your reservation has already been created. If so you can then email their support team to issue the ticket (you can also call but this is rarely a pleasant experience so I prefer email). I also figured out that whenever I use American Express the booking results in an error but when I use the Chase Hyatt Visa it goes through without a glitch. Go figure…