Category Archives: Avianca

This Month Only: Buy Miles for Discounted Award Tickets to Hawaii & Europe

Via One Mile at a Time, you can get up to a 125% bonus (or more if you’re targeted!) on purchased Avianca miles through February 28, 2017.

Avianca is a member of the Star Alliance, so you can use their miles to book flights on airlines like United Airlines, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, and Air Canada.  And pay fewer miles on certain routes!

Avianca Buy Miles Promotion

Get Up to a 125 % (or 135% if You’re Targeted!) Bonus When You Buy Avianca Miles Through February 28, 2017

I’ll explain the details of this offer.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you!

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Ultimate Guide to Big Travel With American Express Membership Rewards Points Part 10: South America

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

You get lots of travel flexibility with AMEX Membership Rewards points.  Because if you don’t have set travel plans for a future trip, these transferable points give you the option to choose from multiple airline partners when you’re ready to book.

Folks in the miles & points hobby know earning transferable points, like AMEX Membership Rewards points, are the best way to get Big Travel.  

The AMEX Membership Rewards program has 17 direct airline partners.  Plus, you’ll get access to other indirect partners as well, which gives you several choices for flights to South America!

Or you can save time and points by using AMEX Pay With Points to book coach or Business Class flights through the Membership Rewards travel portal.

American Express Membership Rewards Points For Flights To South America

AMEX Membership Rewards Points Can Get You to Brazil and Many Other Destinations in South America!

I’ll show you the best ways to use AMEX Membership Rewards Points for flights to South America!

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Blog Giveaway: 12,000 Avianca Miles!

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Emily and I are grateful for the support of our wonderful readers.  To thank you, we are giving away 12,000 Avianca miles!

Blog Giveaway 12000 Avianca Miles

Avianca Miles Are Great for Travel Within South America – and Anywhere Else Their Airline Partners Fly!

I’ll show you how to enter!

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Award Ticket Change, Cancellation, and Hold Policies for 25+ Airlines!

Folks in the miles & points hobby are usually diligent about planning their travels.  But sometimes life happens and you have to change or cancel your plans.

In that case, what are the fees for changing an award ticket?  And do any airlines allow you to hold an award reservation while you firm up your plans?

To help y’all out, I made a chart that shows the award ticket fees and policies for over 25 domestic and international airlines!

Award Flight Change Fees

Tracking Down Award Ticket Fees Can Be Tricky, So We’ve Made an Easy Table Showing Award Ticket Change & Cancellation Fees for Over 25 Airlines!

Let’s take a look!

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AwardAce Shows You How to Use Your Miles & Points

Here’s a new way to see where your miles & points can take you!

AwardAce is a website with detailed booking and program guides for lots of airlines, an interactive award map, and a pricing calculator that tells you how many miles you’ll need for your next award trip. 

Award Ace

What Kind of Miles Do You Have and Where Do You Want to Go? AwardAce Takes the Guesswork Out of Using Your Miles!

I’ll show you how AwardAce is a valuable (and free) companion to your miles and points!

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Starwood Adds Avianca as a New Airline Transfer Partner

Via Doctor of Credit, you can now transfer your Starwood points to Avianca miles at a 1:1 ratio.  This is great news for folks who book award flights on Star Alliance partner airlines, like Lufthansa or United Airlines!

And when you transfer Starwood points to Avianca, you’ll receive 5,000 bonus miles for every 20,000 points you transfer!

This is also terrific news because it shows the Starwood loyalty program is still operating independently following the closing of the merger with Marriott.

Starwood Adds Avianca As A New Airline Transfer Partner

Avianca Is the Newest Starwood Airline Transfer Partner! You Can Use Avianca Miles to Book Award Flights on United and Many Other Star Alliance Airlines

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Multiple Business Class Award Seats Available on Flights to New Zealand Next Summer!

Via View From the Wing, there are several non-stop, round-trip Business Class award seats on United Airlines flights between San Francisco to Auckland in July and August 2017.  

These seats are usually difficult to find.  So this is great news if you’ve been wanting to explore the Southern Hemisphere or Pacific Islands!

In many cases, there are 4 or more award seats available on the same flight.  This means you can bring family or friends along for a trip to New Zealand!

Multiple Business Class Award Seats Available On Flights To New Zealand Next Summer

Finding Enough Available Award Seats for Family Travel Can Be a Challenge! But There Are Plenty of Award Seats on United Airlines Flights to New Zealand Next Summer!

I’ll show you how you can book these flights!

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Don’t Pay Fuel Surcharges, Save Money When You Book Award Tickets

Million Mile Secrets reader, Robert, commented:

Hello Daraius!  Could you do a post or list here all of the airlines that don’t assess fuel surcharges for award tickets?  Thanks for all that you do.

Hi Robert!  That sounds like a good idea!

Some airlines add fuel charges to their award tickets.  These extra charges can add hundreds of dollars to your “free” award seat!

Don't Pay Fuel Surcharges Save Money When You Book Award Tickets

Fuel Surcharges Are Money Down the Drain! I’ll Tell You Which Airlines Have NO (or Low) Fuel Surcharges!

But some airlines have NO (or low) fuel surcharges.  Let’s take a look at the programs that save you money!

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Better Offer: Earn 35,000 Miles With the US Bank Avianca Card (But Is It a Good Deal?)

Update: One or more card offers in this post are no longer available. Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers.

There’s a new limited-time offer on the US Bank Avianca card.

Through December 31, 2015, you can earn 35,000 Avianca miles when you sign-up for the card and meet the minimum spending requirements.

Emily and I don’t receive a commission when you apply for this offer, but we’ll always let you know about the best deals!

Better Offer Earn 35,000 Miles With The US Bank Avianca Card But Is It A Good Deal

35,000 Avianca Miles Is Enough for a Round-Trip Flight to the Caribbean or Mexico! But This Offer Is Only Worthwhile for Folks Who Collect Avianca Miles

If you already have Avianca miles, this is a good way to top off your account.  But it’s NOT the best offer if you’re getting started with miles and points.

I’ll explain the details of the offer, and show you what you can do with the sign-up bonus.  And if you’re new, I’ll recommend a couple of other cards to get you started.

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Making the Most of the Chase Ink 70,000 Point Bonus: Transfer to United Airlines

Update:   The Chase Ink Plus 70,000 point offer is no longer available, but check Hot Deals for the latest offers!

One of the more popular ways to use Chase Ultimate Rewards points is transferring them to United Airlines.  Folks like United Airlines because they usually have lots of award seats available, and you can use miles to travel on lots of partner airlines.

Now that the Chase Ink Plus sign-up bonus has increased to 70,000 points for a limited time after you spend $5,000 in the 1st 3 months, you might wonder how much travel you could get by transferring those points to United Airlines.

Note: The Chase Ink Plus 70,000 point bonus offer ends on October 19, 2014.

Making The Most Of The Chase Ink 70000 Point Bonus Transfer To United Airlines

United Airlines Miles Can Be Used for Award Tickets on United and Partner Airlines Such as Air New Zealand and Lufthansa

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