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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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!

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News You Can Use – Delta Adding New Class of Service to International Flights & Better Bag Tracking, LifeMiles Cards Converted to FlexPerks, Silvercar Expanding

1.   Delta Adding Premium Economy to International Flights

Via Skift, Delta is adding a Premium Economy class to international flights around mid-2017.

This is NOT simply a coach seat with a bit more legroom.  Delta promises a more comfortable  seat along with higher quality meals and service.

It will be included in Delta’s new Airbus A350s, which should be delivered in early 2017.  These planes will replace their 747s, which fly mostly on their trans-Pacific routes.

News You Can Use Delta Adding New Class Of Service To International Flights Better Bag Tracking LifeMiles Cards Converted To FlexPerks Silvercar Expanding

Delta Is Adding New Premium Economy Seats to International Flights. They Haven’t Revealed All the Details, but It’ll Be Interesting to See How These Seats Are Sold. And How You’ll Be Able to Use Miles!

With this new service, Delta will have to update their mileage charts, booking system, and determine how upgrades will work.

This follows American Airlines, which was the first US airline to publicize plans for the new premium international cabin.

2.   Delta Will Use RFID Technology to Track Bags

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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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Should You Cancel Cards to Improve Your Chances of Getting New Ones?

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

Million Mile Secrets reader Phil commented:

Should I cancel a card to “free up” credit with a given bank to increase my chances of getting a new card?  Or should I hold onto the card to keep my relationship with the bank strong?

Two examples:

1.   I have had the US Bank Lifemiles Visa for almost a year now.  I don’t use it much, but they recently increased my limit from $6,000 to $8,000.  Now I am considering applying for the US Bank Club Carlson Visa this month.  I have 16 credit cards, and a relatively short credit history (I only had 1 credit card until 2 years ago, and got that first 1 in 2009), and an income that is not particularly impressive.

Do I cancel the Lifemiles Visa before applying for the Club Carlson Visa, or should I keep it?

And if I cancel it, should I wait a few weeks until after I pay the $75 and get 6,000 renewal points?

2.  I currently have 3 AMEX credit cards (Blue Sky, Starwood Preferred Guest, and downgraded Delta SkyMiles, which has no fees or benefits), and just received a AMEX Premier Rewards Gold in March.

I would like to apply for 1 of the AMEX Hilton cards soon. Should I cancel 1 of my other AMEX cards first?

Excellent question, Phil!  You have some decisions to make.

Should You Cancel Cards To Improve Your Chances Of Getting New Ones

Should Phil Cancel Some Cards to Improve His Chances of Getting Approved for New Ones?

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How to Book a United Airlines Award Ticket Using Avianca Miles

Million Mile Secrets reader Jonnie commented:

You say, ‘Avianca miles can be used on any Star Alliance airline, like United Airlines.’ How is that done? Can those miles be transferred to United Airline’s MileagePlus?

How To Book A United Airlines Award Ticket Using Avianca Miles

Avianca Miles Can Be Used to Book Award Flights on Any Star Alliance Airline, Like United Airlines

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Avianca Credit Card With 20,000 Miles

Update:   This offer is no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Are you 1 of the folks who already have most of the major airline credit cards from the big banks?  If so, there are still cards you might not have considered that earn miles you can use on lots of different airlines.

Note:   If you’re new to miles and points there are much better cards available from the Hot Deals tab.  But if you’ve already got most of the cards, the Avianca LifeMiles card could be interesting.

The US Bank LifeMiles Visa card could be a useful addition to your credit card collection, especially if you like earning miles that can be used on Star Alliance airlines, like United Airlines, Air Canada, and Lufthansa!

LifeMiles is the frequent flyer program for Avianca, a South American airline, but you can use the miles on any Star Alliance airline!

Avianca Credit Card With 20000 Miles

Avianca Miles Can Be Used for Award Tickets on ANY Star Alliance Airline

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New Avianca Card 40,000 Mile Bonus: Good for Round-Trip to Hawaii, Caribbean, & More!

Update:   This offer is no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Via Mighty Travels, US Bank has doubled the bonus on the Avianca LifeMiles Card to 40,000 miles after spending $3,000 in the 1st 3 months.

Avianca is part of the Star Alliance, which means you can use their miles to book flights on airlines like United, Lufthansa, Singapore, and Air Canada.

New Avianca Card 40,000 Mile Bonus Good For Round Trip To Hawaii, Caribbean And More

Avianca Miles Can Be Used for Tickets on Avianca or *Any* Star Alliance Airline

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