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Hello from Lima, Peru! One of my friends and I are on our way to Cusco for the rest of the week before heading back to North America after spending some time in South America. We are currently at a really terrible Priority Pass lounge in Lima’s domestic part of the airport and the experience is awful…

Anyway, we flew this morning from Santiago to Lima on Avianca.. using LifeMiles! Who would have ever thought that LifeMiles can be used for travel on Avianca 😉 and the price was quite good too – 20k miles for Business Class from Santiago to Lima to Cusco plus $50 USD in taxes/fees and the booking fee. So LifeMiles may have some value after all…

The flight from Santiago to Lima was operated by an Airbus A321 with domestic-style seats in Business Class and the flight from Lima to Cusco will have the same seats, on an Airbus A319. In addition to us, there were just two other people in Business Class, so the cabin was rather empty. Overall, so far, our Avianca experience has been okay and all of the staff and flight attendants are being kind and the breakfast we were served was actually hot and edible.. Avianca may not be too bad after all!

While the flight experience was overall great, the transfer at Lima airport is not the same. We are nearing the end of our 5 hour connection and since we are in the domestic part of the airport, we don’t have access to any “good” lounges (not that there are any great ones here anyway).

We are both excited for Cusco since it is a gorgeous city and we have a lot planned. We also may or may not be staying at a really nice hotel in Cusco… so stay tuned for an awesome review!


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