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LifeMiles are the ‘secret’ weapon to getting a great deal on many premium cabins
Many people who are points enthusiasts are unaware of Avianca, and how to utilize its program to secure business and first class flights at more advantageous redemptions values than other programs. In the past year we’ve seen the program added to the transfer partner list of both Amex and Capital One. I’ve made great use of the program via transfer, but also via the periodic point sales that they conduct. I would note, Avianca LifeMiles can be a little tricky to book, and their IT is notoriously clunky.
I recently went through an experience where I needed to change/cancel ANA first class tickets I’d booked 3 days earlier, and it wasn’t the easiest thing I’ve ever done, and I do this stuff all the time.
Currently, Avianca is promoting a buy 1, get a 145% bonus sale through July 31st, 2019 via OMAAT. You do need to register. This is the best deal I can recall ever seeing. In the past OMAAT has had special offers for 140% bonus when public offers are 120%.
Here’s the tiered offer: Remember you can only buy up to 200k miles per year.
If you want to buy more than 50k, you need to enter “Other” quantity.
If you were to max out the deal, it’d price out at roughly 1.35 cents per point
Here’s Avianca’s award chart from North America.
Some great redemption values:
Here’s what things typically look like
North America to Europe:
- Business Class: 63k
- First Class: 87k
North America to North Asia:
- Business Class: 75k
- First Class: 90k
Europe to South America in First Class
- 105k to fly from Europe to South America.
- Lufthansa’s longest flight is from Frankfurt to Buenos Aires on the 747-8i Pictured Below. The 747-8i is truly a fantastic experience that I had the pleasure of flying last year from Frankfurt to LA.
I’m hoping to lock up a flight on ANA’s first class with a connection on Thai First. Both look pretty epic and is a steal at just 90k points, less than $1300 one way with this sale.
LifeMiles has been known discount various routes, and that is the case now as well. Until August 14th, get up to a 31% discount on some Star Alliance flights:
One such example of this is LA to TPE on EVA – typically 75k, but currently just 64k miles. Incredible deal.
EVA is one of the best business class products in the sky, arguably offering a first class experience in a business class seat.
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