Avianca Bookable with Aeroplan… Sort Of

One of my favourite frequent flyer programmes is Air Canada’s spun off Aeroplan. The programme is fantastic because it allows for two stopovers or one stopover and an open jaw on round trip award tickets.. you can essentially create a mini-RTW with Aeroplan. The other benefits of Aeroplan include instant transfers from American Express Membership Rewards points and also the fact that Aeroplan doesn’t impose… Read More

An Amazing Feeling: Burning LifeMiles

Do you ever have those moments when you are full of joy after emptying out a mileage account? I know that may sound crazy, but I felt wonderful today after I completely burned my Avianca LifeMiles and my account balance now shows zero! While many bloggers and frequent travellers try to get you into buying thousands of LifeMiles, I’m not one of them. I’ve clearly… Read More

Avianca FA Doesn’t Believe I’m in Business Class!

As if the trip back to Seattle from Peru couldn’t get any more, well, interesting… As I wrote yesterday, my friend and I were flying from Lima to the U.S., after a wonderful trip to Peru, and we were both treated like shit by the Lima Airport ground staff.. and I’m sure everyone was equally badly treated – so there’s no distinction between Business Class… Read More

Lima Airport: Where Airlines Treat Passengers Like Sh!t

Hello from Lima Airport where I’m not having the best end to my wonderful South American adventure due to the incompetence and rudeness of multiple airline staff. It has been a wonderful week, I spent most of it in Cusco and yesterday visited Machu Picchu, which was a real gem and a place I’ve wanted to visit for years. I landed at Lima Airport two hours… Read More

When You Redeem LifeMiles on Avianca…

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… Read More

Avianca LifeMiles Is One Big Scam

Avianca’s LifeMiles frequent flyer programme has mostly great redemption rates and doesn’t charge fuel surcharges for any Star Alliance airline, making it one of the few Star Alliance frequent flyer programmes that do not charge fuel surcharges. While LifeMiles are great since the redemption rates are generally good, their website has known to be awful. And it has gotten even worse than it was. The LifeMiles website… Read More

Confirmed: 60k Avianca LifeMiles for $149 USD!

Avianca, a Star Alliance member, has a very interesting and creative frequent flyer programme, LifeMiles. While the airline has a strong presence in South America, they are otherwise not very globally recognised. They do have a fantastic Business Class product on their new Boeing 787s and offer convenient routes and connections for those flying to South America. Avianca’s LifeMiles is unique because they do not… Read More

How To Book LifeMiles Awards Not Available Online

Avianca’s frequent flyer programme, LifeMiles, can be both amazing and horrible at the same time. The programme is so limited, yet sometimes so powerful (at the same time), that it’s just crazy. Here’s my experience booking LifeMiles awards that aren’t available online (such as your desired flight combination). Before I begin, I should note that LifeMiles is currently offering a bonus on purchased miles (as they… Read More

LifeMiles InsideFlyer Purchase Bonus – 2×1 + 35%!

Avianca LifeMiles is currently offering a purchase miles promotion whereby members can buy miles and receive a bonus. These miles are a very useful currency for redeeming with the Star Alliance partners, especially in the premium cabins. They frequently sell miles at a discount and offer various promotions throughout the year, however this one may be the best yet due to a unique partnership with InsideFlyer…. Read More

Avianca Sala VIP Lounge Mexico City

A Weekend in la Ciudad de México – Introduction The last lounge to visit in Mexico City was the Avianca Sala VIP Lounge located near gate 31, operated by Global Lounge. The lounge is located really far from all of the other lounges and if you are not departing from the gates near the lounge, I wouldn’t necessarily go to this lounge since it isn’t… Read More