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Last week we got some great news from American Express – the addition of a very under-rated and underused program from Avianca called LifeMiles. Avianca is a secret weapon in the luxury travel landscape that provides great redemption rates for first and business class travel. I’ve had great experience with the program for my own travel and clients with award booking. I actually thought Chase would follow Citi’s lead ( they brought Avianca on as a partner last November ) and add Avianca as a partner when they lost Korean, but instead, it’s Amex who has increased its steed of highly valuable transfer partners.
Lifemiles can be used to fly on Lufthansa First Class – this is one of the programs sweet spots.
- 87k Lifemiles to fly Lufthansa First from North America to Europe.
- This puts a one way ticket in Lufthansa First Class at roughly $1305 + taxes.
- 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.
Another Primo redemption…Asiana First Class.
Tons of availability. Just 90k miles.