In December I explained Why You Want to Get Started With the AviancaTaca LifeMiles Program Right Now.
LifeMiles is one of the best programs in the Star Alliance. There are some frustrations, like inability to book flights in more than one class of service on an award. But they sell miles cheap, their award chart is reasonable, they offer one-way awards, and the website is decent. Plus there are no fuel surcharges.
I consider the better non-U.S. programs a great hedge and refuge against the risks of revenue-based frequent flyer redemption changes.
And the AviancaTaca LifeMiles program regularly offers 100% bonuses on purchased miles and then lets you effectively buy miles even cheaper with their cash ad points awards (where you need just 40% of the miles required for a given award ticket).
Now, through February 20th, they’re offering a 100% bonus on transferred miles.
I think I’m excited to receive ‘the double’ — which apparently is two happy women?
Transfers are made in 1000 mile increments, up to a maximum of 75,000 miles, at a cost of 1.5 cents per mile.
Perhaps it’s AviancaTaca LifeMiles — rather than US Airways Dividend Miles — that has become ‘the official consolidator of Star Alliance premium cabin inventory’…?