Is LifeMiles Still Blocking Star Alliance Award Space?

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I’m a big fan of Avianca’s LifeMiles program. They have attractive premium cabin redemptions rates on Star Alliance partner airlines, and they don’t add any carrier imposed surcharges to award tickets.

Best of all, LifeMiles sells miles at a discount quite often, so it’s a great way to score a deal on a first or business class Star Alliance ticket. For example, today is the last day to register for a special OMAAT bonus of 140% on purchased miles. After you register you’ll have to wait 24 hours before buying miles, so tomorrow is the last day to buy miles. In the interest of full disclosure I don’t get anything out of this, I just appreciate that they offer a special deal to you guys (well, and to me — I’m buying miles under this offer as well).

In this post I wanted to provide a positive update on LifeMiles award availability that I’ve noticed lately.