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How to keep your Avianca LifeMiles alive

Avianca LifeMiles is a useful frequent flyer program with a big Achilles heel: miles expire after 12 months.  Spending miles does not reset the clock.  Other issues include their poor website search tool, their mandatory $25 booking fee, and notoriously poor phone customer service. Despite all of this, there are a number of reasons to like the LifeMiles program: Avianca is a member of the Star Alliance.  Since this is the largest airline alliance, it…

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Avianca Visas: now 40K / 60K after 1st purchase [YMMV?]

Avianca has sent out an email offer to some LifeMiles members with increased signup bonuses on the Banco Popular Avianca Vuela and Avianca Vida Visa cards with promo code LM17WB. The promo code isn’t unique and when they offered a promo code last year, it worked for anyone who was approved for the card. It is likely that this code is available to anyone, but YMMV. The promo code brings the signup bonus on the $59-fee Vida card to…

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Aer Lingus Business Class from $1999 New York or Boston to Ireland or beyond

Update: This post references an American Express Business Platinum benefit that has changed. As of June 1, 2017, the pay-with-points rebate has changed to 35% for your chosen airline or any airline in business or first class. Additionally, there is a cap of 500,000 rebated points annually. If you’ve just finished reading about how paying with points may soon yield 2.17 cents per point in value for Amex Business Platinum holders (and perhaps already does…

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