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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TSA PreCheck Adds 11 More Airlines: Spirit, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, and More

If you already enjoy a faster airport security with TSA PreCheck, I have good news!  And for folks who are NOT enrolled in TSA PreCheck, you now have even more reason to sign-up!

Via Travel Skills, TSA PreCheck has added 11 more airlines to the list of participants, including popular airlines like Avianca, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, and Spirit Airlines.  There are also smaller airlines, like Canadian charter airline Sunwing, which could be useful for folks who fly to Canada.

TSA PreCheck Adds 11 More Airlines Spirit Virgin Atlantic Emirates And More

TSA PreCheck Will Get You Through Airport Security Faster

I’ll show you how to get TSA PreCheck, and remind you of the perks of the program.

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

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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12,000 Avianca Miles Giveaway Winner!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our 12,000 Avianca miles giveaway!

12000 Avianca Miles Giveaway Winner

Are You the Winner of 12,000 Avianca Miles?

Find out who won!

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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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New Card Offer! Earn 60,000 Avianca Miles From Banco Popular

If you have lots of credit cards from the major US banks, these new offers from Banco Popular might interest you!

Via Travel Codex, Banco Popular has released the Avianca Vuela Card, with a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Avianca miles after using promotion code “AVSPWE” and making a purchase in the first 90 days of opening your account.  The annual fee is $149.

You can also apply for the Avianca Vida Card.  It comes with a lower sign-up bonus of 20,000 Avianca miles.  But the $59 annual fee is lower too!  It doesn’t look like you can use a promo code with the Avianca Vida Card to increase the sign-up bonus.

Emily and I don’t earn a commission on these cards, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals we find!

New Card Offer Earn 60000 Avianca Miles From Banco Popular

Head to Bogota One-Way in First Class for Less Than 1 Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus!

I’ll give you more details about these deals, so you can decide if one of these cards is right for you.

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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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Two Cards Launching Soon: 60,000 Avianca Mile Card & 80,000 Point Chase Ink Business Preferred

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

A few months ago, I wrote that a new Avianca credit card with a 60,000 mile bonus was in the works.

And recently, I told you about the new Chase Ink Business Preferred card, which will have an 80,000 point sign-up bonus and will replace the Ink Plus.

Well, it looks like you’ll be able to apply for these 2 new cards in the near future!

Two Cards Launching Soon 60000 Avianca Mile Card 80000 Point Chase Ink Business Preferred

Is Machu Picchu on Your Bucket List? You’ll Be Able to Book Award Flights to South America and Many Other Destinations With the Points & Miles You Earn From Either of the 2 New Cards!

I’ll share more about the updates!

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New (Better!) Way to Use Starwood Points to Fly United Airlines

With the new way to transfer points between Starwood and Marriott accounts, folks can get a better ratio converting Starwood points to United Airlines miles by first transferring to Marriott points.

For example, if you transfer 10,000 Starwood points directly to United Airlines, you’ll only get 5,000 United Airlines miles because there’s a 2:1 ratio.

Instead, you could convert 10,000 Starwood points to 30,000 Marriott points (1:3 ratio).  Then, transfer the Marriott points to United Airlines and you’ll get a much better deal for your points.

Transfer Starwood Points To United Airlines

Now You Can Get a Better Ratio Converting Starwood Points to United Airlines Miles!

I’ll explain the math behind the points conversion and why United Airlines miles are great for Big Travel!

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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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