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If you like getting great deals on Star Alliance business and first class flights, you should pay attention to Avianca Lifemiles. They have incredibly competitive redemption rates to Europe and Asia on airlines like Swiss, Lufthansa, ANA, Asiana, etc – not to mention they also offer great US domestic pricing on shorter distance flights operated by United. They’re currently offering a 125% bonus on purchased points ( 140% if you use OMAAT special link ), which knocks the price of a business class flight to Europe under $1k. Very solid deal. However, when it comes time to book, you may run into some problems if you aren’t using a browser that is compatible with their website.
Apparently Lifemiles works best on PCs
I typically use Google Chrome and in the past I’ve just dealt with their website improperly translating to English. I haven’t run into any serious problems until recently, when I purchased some Lifemiles. The purchase of points went swimmingly well, but actually booking the tickets afterwards was problematic. I haven’t run into in this problem in the past, and phoned into Lifemiles to problem shoot. The rep informed me that their site works best on non-Macs, and is best suited to run on Internet Explorer.
uh oh…I use a Mac
I thought I may end up having to pay some phone booking fees if I couldn’t get them to process online. However, I found when I changed to Firefox, I had absolutely no problems whatsoever booking and navigating the site was far better. All translations were fluid and even the overall layout was far clearer.
Have you run into any similar problems?
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