Good Things About Avianca and LifeMiles
Points Sales– LifeMiles regularly has very good sales on points. You can buy a large number of points and use those points to buy a business or first class at a fairly nice discount.
Points and Cash– LifeMiles will let you redeem a combination of points and cash if you don’t have enough miles. All you need is 40% of the required points.
No Fuel Surcharges: LifeMiles does not attach fuel surcharges to on award tickets. This can save you hundreds of dollars in fees.
Bad Things About Avianca and LifeMiles
$25 Booking Fee for Awards– LifeMiles charges $25 to book an award, which diminishes some of the value of booking really cheap 7,500 miles domestic U.S. awards on United.
Bad Phone Customer Service: LifeMiles is well known for being fairly difficult to work with their customer service agents to book award tickets. Their agents just aren’t very knowledgeable when it comes to booking on airline partners. The phone agents may even lie that a flight is canceled when it is really just overbooked.
Hubs: Bogota, Lima, and El Salvador
U.S. Routes: Boston to Bogota; Chicago to San Salvador and Bogota; Dallas to San Salvador; Houston to San Salvador; Los Angeles to Bogota, San Salvador, and Guatemala City; New York- JFK to Bogata, Medellin, Cartagena, San Salvador, San Pedro Sula (Honduras); New York- EWR to San Salvador; San Francisco to San Salvador; Washington D.C.- IAD to Bogota and San Salvador.
Routes: List of Cities Served
Alliance: Star Alliance
Seat Maps by Plane: SeatGuru
- Economy- (Review #1; Review #2; Review #3)
- Business Class- 787 (Review #1; Review #2; Review #3; Review #4)
More Information: Avianca’s Wikipedia