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Old Jul 21, 12, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by tylergupku View Post
Yesterday I bought 1000 miles as the seed to accumulate some miles but it hasn't posted to my account yet. How long does it typically take? Thanks for sharing.
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Old Jul 21, 12, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by stinger101 View Post
CDG-MUC-ICN-KHV 8000 miles + $153 + $113 tax = $266 in business on LH

BOOM
Does this purchase appear on credit card statement with two transactions or just one? I guess if two transactions, then one is cash payment for miles, and the other is for taxes.
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Old Jul 21, 12, 5:19 pm
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17 500 miles but only in C. Anyone found some "good deals" in F?
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Old Jul 22, 12, 12:09 am
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Originally Posted by echino View Post
It's a bit unclear. Is 50,000 incoming, or outgoing limit?

If I transfer 50,000 to my wife, will she get 100,000? Or is the incoming limit 50,000, making it send a maximum of 25,000 to receive 50,000?
After transferring miles among 3 accounts, I found out 50,000 is also the limit of incoming base miles, i.e, the 100% bonus miles don't count toward the limit. Actually the de facto incoming limit is 49,000 instead of 50,000. It is probably because Lifemiles has programmed the condition to be incoming_miles < 50000, instead of <=50,000.
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Old Jul 22, 12, 8:11 am
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Originally Posted by dazz81 View Post
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Mine hasn't posted yet. Dose anyone have any idea of what I should do besides waiting? Thanks.
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Old Jul 22, 12, 10:01 am
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Originally Posted by alfrie View Post
After transferring miles among 3 accounts, I found out 50,000 is also the limit of incoming base miles, i.e, the 100% bonus miles don't count toward the limit. Actually the de facto incoming limit is 49,000 instead of 50,000. It is probably because Lifemiles has programmed the condition to be incoming_miles < 50000, instead of <=50,000.
Thanks for this. You just saved me from stranding a bunch of miles.
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Old Jul 22, 12, 3:42 pm
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For those who has paid the transaction fee, can you please check whether the purchase is categorized as air travel? Is it an international transaction?
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Old Jul 22, 12, 4:42 pm
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Originally Posted by tylergupku View Post
Is it an international transaction?
Well surely that depends on where your credit card is issued.
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Old Jul 22, 12, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by alexanderrr View Post
I tried to book a TATL flight with an overnight stop in ZRH (<24H), but the system does not understand it. Other alternative is too leave at 5am and have 2 very tight connections, so I would rather leave the night before. ANA usually shows this as a normal connection. I tried multi-city, but Avianca tries to charge me separately. Any idea how to avoid calling them?
You can't create a stopover online. You can only do this by calling the call centre.

The online system will not necessarily give you all the flight options, only the most direct/practical/cheapest etc.

Let us know how you get on with the call centre - apparently there is a 'live chat' option on their call centre too.
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Old Jul 22, 12, 7:44 pm
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Originally Posted by tylergupku View Post
For those who has paid the transaction fee, can you please check whether the purchase is categorized as air travel? Is it an international transaction?
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Old Jul 22, 12, 10:57 pm
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Has anyone figured out how to book relatively complicated trip that was not provided by the website? I assume I need to call but what number? Thanks.
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Old Jul 23, 12, 4:47 am
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Did you all use different credit cards when use the share-promo or it is also possible to use the same for two different accounts?
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Old Jul 23, 12, 5:41 am
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Originally Posted by Valley_MUC View Post
Did you all use different credit cards when use the share-promo or it is also possible to use the same for two different accounts?
I used the same card throughout. There's a space for you to enter your name and billing address, and naturally, this can be different from the account holder's name.
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Old Jul 23, 12, 6:18 am
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Originally Posted by TGflyergirl View Post
I used the same card throughout. There's a space for you to enter your name and billing address, and naturally, this can be different from the account holder's name.
Thank you, TGflyergirl!
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Old Jul 23, 12, 10:58 am
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I called Avianca at 8002842622 to book a ticket. Even if I asked to speak to English-speaking agents and they did seem to speak English, they could not COMMUNICATE in English. Their trick is to use "bad connection" as an excuse and then asked you call back. The only agent who was able to communicate in English could not get my pin validated on the phone, which was a must if a ticket is booked over the phone. I have officially given up till I see at least one successful case of booking a ticket over the phone...BTW, the connection indeed did not sound very good to me

I am talking an agent from TACA who speaks English very well, hopefully I will be able to book the ticket with him.

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