Lufthansa A380 First Class – 2
Buy LifeMiles With 200% Bonus (Best-Ever Deal)!

LifeMiles is known for the excellent promotions it offers on purchased miles. In general we've seen fewer promotions from LifeMiles in recent months. Recently LifeMiles published its latest promotion, and it offers the lowest cost on purchased miles…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca, Great Deals
Avianca 787 8
Court Blocks Colombia’s $370 Million Loan To Avianca

This isn't good news for Avianca... Like so many airlines around the world, Avianca is in a tough financial position. Back in May, Avianca filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US, as the airline was no longer able to cover its obligations. This doesn't…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca
Ana First Class Suite 777 – 32
LifeMiles’ Star Alliance Award Sale (Including For First Class)

This will likely be of limited use at the moment given all the restrictions on international travel, but it's still worth being aware of... LifeMiles is one of the most useful frequent flyer programs out there, in my opinion, given that the program frequently…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca, Award Sweet Spots
Lufthansa 747 8 First Class – 5
LifeMiles 125% Mileage Transfer Bonus (Last Chance)

Earlier this month, LifeMiles rolled out its latest promotion to generate miles -- rather than offering an outright bonus on purchased miles, LifeMiles is currently offering a bonus when you transfer LifeMiles to another member. This is a reminder of…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca, Great Deals
Avianca 787
Transfer Citi Points To LifeMiles With 25% Bonus

At the moment you can receive a 25% bonus when transferring Citi ThankYou points to one of my favorite Star Alliance frequent flyer programs. Between August 17 and September 18, 2020, you can receive a 25% bonus when transferring Citi ThankYou points…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca, Citi
Avianca 787
Avianca Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Avianca has just become one of the largest airlines in the world to file for bankruptcy protection as a result of COVID-19. Avianca, the second largest airline in Latin America after LATAM, has just filed for bankruptcy protection. This comes after the…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca
Ana First Class Suite 777 – 58
How To Maximize Value Redeeming LifeMiles

I often write about LifeMiles' promotions on purchased miles, and other opportunities to earn LifeMiles. While I talk about how best to redeem them, I generally do so pretty vaguely. In this post I wanted to share where I see the value in the LifeMiles…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca
Avianca 787
Avianca LifeMiles Credit Card Review

Avianca LifeMiles is one of the most useful frequent flyer programs for Star Alliance award redemptions. LifeMiles often sells miles at a discount directly, which can be a great value, and they also have some transfer partners (including Amex, Capital…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca, Credit Cards
Swiss Business Class 777 – 9
LifeMiles Offering Bonus On Purchased Miles

LifeMiles is known for their frequent promotions on purchased miles, and they've just launched their latest such deal. LifeMiles has just launched their latest targeted promotion on purchased miles, meaning that different members will see different offers…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca, Great Deals
Azul A330
United Airlines Pursuing Latin America Mega-Alliance?

A couple of weeks ago it was announced that Delta is buying a 20% stake in LATAM, which also means that LATAM will be leaving oneworld, and will be breaking off their partnership with American. This came as a huge blow to American. Well, it looks like…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca, Copa
Lufthansa First Class Watermark
Transfer Amex Points To LifeMiles With 15% Bonus

Amex Membership Rewards is on a roll when it comes to transfer bonuses. They have a transfer bonus to British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus ending today, then they have a bonus to Marriott, and they also have a bonus to Hawaiian Airlines. Now they've…

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Filed Under: American Express, AviancaTaca
Avianca 787
Bogota Airport To Get US Pre-Clearance Facility

Many of you have probably heard of US pre-clearance facilities, available for US-bound flights at select airports around the world, including Abu Dhabi, Dublin, and Toronto, just to name a few. The idea is that you clear US immigration before boarding…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca, Security/TSA
Swiss Business Class 777 – 5
Two Days Only: Transfer Citi Points To LifeMiles With 30% Bonus

At the beginning of June I wrote about how Avianca's LifeMiless program is offering a 25% bonus when you transfer points from hotel partners or Citi ThankYou. This promotion is valid through July 5, 2019. This promotion can represent quite a good deal,…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca, Citi
Avianca 787
Should You Be Worried About Avianca And LifeMiles?

The troubles facing Avianca have alarmed people as it pertains to LifeMiles. We’ve received several emails and comments from folks worried about the program, so my colleague Jordan offered to put together a post with an overview of the situation. The…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca
Avianca Brasil A330
Avianca Brasil Files For Bankruptcy, Ends Flights To Miami & New York

Avianca Brasil has been around for over 15 years, though only fairly recently expanded internationally. The airline is currently Brasil's fourth largest airline. They used to just operate domestic flights, with a fleet of about 50 narrowbody Airbus aircraft.…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca
Avianca 787
LifeMiles Added As Amex Membership Rewards Transfer Partner

Here's an exciting development. The US Amex Membership Rewards program has just added Avianca LifeMiles as a transfer partner. Points transfer from Amex to LifeMiles at a 1:1 ratio. LifeMiles will be Amex Membership Rewards' 18th airline and hotel partner,…

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Filed Under: American Express, AviancaTaca
Avianca Business Class
Aeroplan Miles Can Once Again Be Redeemed On Avianca

Aeroplan is Air Canada’s spun off frequent flyer program (at least until 2020, at which point Air Canada is reclaiming their program), and is transfer partners with Amex Membership Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest. They’re generally a good program…

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Filed Under: Air Canada, AviancaTaca
Lufthansa Business Class A330 – 22
You Can Now Acquire Miles At A Lower Cost Through “Club LifeMiles”

In February I wrote about how Avianca's LifeMiles program introduced "Club LifeMiles." Through this offering you can sign up for a subscription that gets you a certain number of miles every month, and then a further bonus if you stay subscribed for an…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca
Avianca Business Class
LifeMiles Introduces New Monthly Subscription Plan

Avianca's LifeMiles program is known for their frequent bonuses on purchased miles. Buying LifeMiles is one of the best ways to score a deal on first and business class Star Alliance tickets. While they already offer frequent bonuses on purchased miles,…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca
Avianca 787
LifeMiles Is Adjusting Their Mileage Expiration Policy

Avianca's LifeMiles program is one of the most useful programs for premium cabin Star Alliance redemptions. They often sell miles at a discount, so buying miles from them is a great way to book discounted first & business class tickets on some Star Alliance…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca
Lufthansa Business Class A330 – 22
How To Buy LifeMiles With An Amex Card

As I first wrote about a few days ago, the LifeMiles program is offering a special 150% bonus on purchased miles for readers of OMAAT. Not only is 150% the biggest bonus I ever recall seeing on purchased LifeMiles, but there's also no minimum of how…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca, Great Deals
Avianca Business Class
LifeMiles Added As A Citi ThankYou Transfer Partner

The US Citi ThankYou program has just added a useful new transfer partner. Citi ThankYou points can now be converted into LifeMiles at a 1:1 ratio. The Citi ThankYou transfer page has already been updated to reflect this. Of the "big three" transferrable…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca, Citi
United 737 First Class – 9
LifeMiles Introduces Discounted Shorthaul Awards For US Travel

One of the great developments we've seen on many airline award charts the past few years is the introduction of discounted short-haul awards. For example, that's one of the best aspects of British Airways Avios, though it's a concept many other airlines…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca, Great Deals