AviancaTaca is a Star Alliance partner. Right now, they're selling miles for 1.5 cents per mile (regularly 3+ cents). To sweeten the deal, they offer cash+miles redemptions where you can buy up to 60% of the miles needed for 1.275 cents per mile. If you buy 40% of the miles you need, and pay the rest when you book your ticket, you can effectively get miles for 1.365 per mile.
Their award chart is good, with no fuel surcharges. They do charge some taxes plus a $25 booking fee if you're booking partner airlines.
To buy miles, visit Lifemiles.
Here's how it all plays out. As you can see, you can fly anywhere in the world in business class for under $2000:
|Prices w/ Buy Miles Promotion|
Some restrictions to be aware of:
- You must have been an AviancaTaca Lifemiles member before April 8 to get in on the promotion. If you're not already a member, sign up now so you can take advantage of the next promo.
- All of your travel must be in the same class of travel. Domestic first class counts as business class. No mixing.
- No stopovers greater than 8 hours.