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LifeMiles' Star Alliance Award Chart

Cash & Miles redemptions: the price per mile purchased during award booking varies significantly depending on how many miles are purchased. The "sweet spots" are between 38% and 58% of the total mileage required, where miles are purchased for 1.5 cents. See here for some examples.

Beware of Cabotage: LifeMiles has been known to issue tickets that constitute Cabotage, and at least one instance of denied boarding has been reported, stranding the passenger. An example is travel on Avianca from LAX to SJU (via SAL/BOG). For additional information see the WIKI of this thread.

https://www.lifemiles.com/eng/abo/wnb/wnbtercond.aspx
Miles Expiration Policy valid from April 15th , 2018.
  1. Any miles accrual transaction in a member´s account in the Program extends the validity of the miles in the account of such member for a term of twelve (12) months from the date of such accrual of miles. Other transactions that may affect the balance of miles in a member’s account, including redemption transactions, will have no effect on them and will not extend the validity of the miles in such account. This general rule will have the following exceptions that extend the validity of such miles in the account of such member for twenty-four (24) months from the date of such accrual: (i) any accrual of miles in a member´s account with an Elite Status at the time of the accrual; (ii) any accrual of miles derived from a cobranded credit or debit cards under the LifeMiles brand.
  2. ......the following accrual activities do not extend the validity of the miles in the member´s account: 1) the birthday bonus or any other miles bonus that may be given by the LifeMiles Program and LifeMiles LTD so establishes.; 2) the migration of points or miles from other loyalty programs to the LifeMiles Program made as a consequence of the union of both loyalty programs or the migration of one member from another loyalty program to the LifeMiles Program; and 3) the merger of accounts of the LifeMiles Program, including those derived from a member´s duplicate accounts.
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Old Apr 21, 13, 5:35 pm
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Smile LM Newbie Lounge: Ask your Questions Here (Flame Free)

Welcome to the Lifemiles subforum! This is a thread where you can ask any question you want about Lifemiles.
No question is too stupid, nothing is taken for granted, and anything about LM you were afraid to ask elsewhere, or weren't sure where to ask, you can ask here. We will try our best to help.

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Old Apr 22, 13, 5:17 am
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Once you set up a new account after how many days can one top it with bought miles from the sale?
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Old Apr 22, 13, 5:25 am
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I think one would need to wait for the next promo.

Applies only to members enrolled in the program prior to April 8th, 2013
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Old Apr 22, 13, 5:33 am
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Originally Posted by mlqsko View Post
I think one would need to wait for the next promo.
That's what I had thought too but someone mentioned 12 days on another thread. Thank you for the clarification.
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Old Apr 22, 13, 5:46 am
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Originally Posted by onlysuites View Post
That's what I had thought too but someone mentioned 12 days on another thread. Thank you for the clarification.
Well, guys on several german forums wrote, that they were able to buy miles and got the bonus as well with newly opened accounts - this was at the last promotion (dunno if it was sharing or buying).
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Old Apr 22, 13, 11:44 am
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Well, guys on several german forums wrote, that they were able to buy miles and got the bonus as well with newly opened accounts - this was at the last promotion (dunno if it was sharing or buying).
There was someone (in the old thread) who didn't sign up before the promo and bought mile - no promo. Got a refund luckily.
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Old Apr 23, 13, 9:37 am
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So the original main thread got closed so let's make a new big thread.
Thats precisely the reason why I shut down the previous megathread. Feel free to change the OP wording of this thread into a friendly ambassadorial 'ask a question and we're here to help you' and I'll gladly make it a sticky.

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Old Apr 23, 13, 10:40 am
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Thats precisely the reason why I shut down the previous megathread. Feel free to change the OP wording of this thread into a friendly ambassadorial 'ask a question and we're here to help you' and I'll gladly make it a sticky.

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Edited. Better?
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Old Apr 23, 13, 11:02 am
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Does anyone have the AV/TA call centre number in the US for making a miles purchase? Tired of erroring out on the website.
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Old Apr 23, 13, 12:10 pm
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Edited. Better?
Yep!
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Old Apr 23, 13, 7:17 pm
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I am new here

I am trying to decipher what codes and hints means but
I just can't find out what 'J' and K and other single alphabets mean.....
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Old Apr 23, 13, 8:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Hyemee Kwon View Post
I am trying to decipher what codes and hints means but
I just can't find out what 'J' and K and other single alphabets mean.....
It depends. For example J is business class.
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Old Apr 23, 13, 8:50 pm
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how many times a year does LM have the 2x1 sale
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Old Apr 24, 13, 12:33 am
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2 times is normal. But also 2 times a gift promo.
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Old Apr 24, 13, 1:11 am
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Originally Posted by Psychowildfire View Post
2 times is normal. But also 2 times a gift promo.
3 times more likely
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