Avianca Lifemiles Adds New Partners to Award Searchby Andrew Kunesh
Avianca LifeMiles has revamped its website after a five-day outage in February. This update brings key new functionality to the award booking engine—most notably, the option to make cash and points bookings and book tickets on partners that were previously impossible to book online.
Japan Airlines to Allow Award Bookings 360 Days Before Departureby Andrew Kunesh
JAL Mileage Bank will now open its award calendar for JAL operated flights 360 days out, up from the previous 330 days. This is good news for JAL Mileage Bank members, but not so great for some partners. Here’s the full scoop.
Air Italy Launching Flights to Chicago, But Later Than Originally Plannedby Andrew Kunesh
Air Italy has pushed back the launch date for its new route from Chicago to Milan to sometime in 2020. The flight will be the airline’s sixth North American destination. Although it’s disappointing to see the date bumped from May 2019 into 2020, it’s good news to see that it hasn’t been canceled entirely.
Last Chance to Buy Alaska Miles With a 40% Bonusby Andrew Kunesh
Alaska MileagePlan is running a 40% bonus on purchased miles through the end of the day tomorrow. Although it’s almost never a good idea to purchase miles speculatively, this sale could be an excellent way to buy discounted business or first-class tickets with one of Alaska’s many partner airlines including Cathay Pacific, Emirates, and Japan Airlines.