Avianca LifeMiles has grown a reputation for its quirky booking engine and its no fuel surcharges Star Alliance awards. However, the program also offers good value redemptions for short trips in its home market.
IBE Ibague, Colombia to MTR Monteria, Colombia
You can book the same trip for just 7,000 miles – that's 4 cents per mile in Economy.
Lima to Trujillo, Peru
The same trip is available for 7,000 Avianca Lifemiles – almost 5 cents per mile.
I recently had my first Avianca flight and liked the product for those short trips. New planes but with a narrow seat pitch.
If you are in Colombia or Peru, consider LifeMiles for expensive legs of your trip.