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Moved, stick with UA or diversify? Such as Avianca (AV)?

Moved, stick with UA or diversify? Such as Avianca (AV)?

Old Aug 29, 19, 5:37 pm
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Moved, stick with UA or diversify? Such as Avianca (AV)?

So, I have 1K with United and have easily requalified for next year. But have moved regions. Was in Angola, now in Colombia. More RPUs and GPUs are pretty much of no use. So, is there a benefit to start crediting miles to Avianca Lifemiles, at least through the end of the year? I hate having orphan miles... Bad enough I have a few thousand peppered within a handful of European carriers. I will have at least a flight a month on Avianca, of at least 2-4 segments. I know the earning potential is greater if I credit Avianca to LM... but I don't know if I will reach any usable levels...

Anyway thoughts appreciated.
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Old Aug 29, 19, 6:05 pm
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Isnít Avianca in financial trouble right now? Seems like sticking with UA would be more stable, even if the miles themselves are devalued.
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Old Aug 29, 19, 6:16 pm
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Originally Posted by rmadisonwi View Post
Isnít Avianca in financial trouble right now? Seems like sticking with UA would be more stable, even if the miles themselves are devalued.
Avianca Brazil, a separate entity, is in financial trouble and has ceased operations

The owner of Avianca has an issue but don't believe the airline is the source of that issue
Avianca's majority shareholder (used shares as collateral) breached UCH loan terms

These situations do get blurred.
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Old Aug 29, 19, 7:15 pm
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Avianca's Chairman stated just two days ago that the carrier was bankrupt. Leaked Video Flub Sends Avianca Shares to Record Low

It's hard to imagine them going under entirely, but who knows.
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Old Sep 1, 19, 11:57 am
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well, it depends which airlines you will fly and what you are looking for. There is a thread in the *A forum that gives suggestions. If you can buy 016 tickets then 11x per USD is still pretty good, else it will largely depend on airline, booking class etc. It's not a simple equation. If you can still fly e.g. NH you might be good w/ UA MP ... else, probably not.
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Old Sep 1, 19, 3:38 pm
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Iím not a fan of Avianca. Iíve flown them in Coach within South America, and in business from North America to South America. While BogotŠ is a great airport to transfer in, thatís the best part of Avianca. The soft and hard products are seriously lacking. Customer Service is somewhat nonexistent and overall have an attitude of this is the way it is.I did have a nice flight the one time between SCL-BOG in business, It was older equipment and the crew on that flight was rather exceptional. So they have the ability, they just donít deliver in my opinion
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