Awesome Lifemiles Redemption: Thai Airways First Class FRA to BKK
Avianca's LifeMiles program is a transfer partner with Citi ThankYou points, but you can also usually buy them up on sale for 1.3 to 1.5 cents once a quarter, which I find excellent value if you have a redemption in mind. You can fly from the USA to Southeast Asia in Business Class for around $1,000 one way. I was able to score an amazing redemption in April flying between London Heathrow and Denpasar via Frankfurt and Bangkok using Lifemiles. I found the itinerary segment by segment and emailed email@example.com to help with the booking. I've found email is a MUCH easier way to get Lifemiles bookings done versus calling in, which is like pulling teeth.
You need to provide them the following information and they should respond within 24 hours (calling and mentioning the flight is urgent could expedite the process):
# of passengers
Frequent flyer number from which the miles are going to be deducted
Flight information (flight numbers, route and flight dates)
Your phone number (including area code), specify your country of residence
Color scanned image of the passengers' passports
Screenshot of our website showing lack of availability when looking the complete route
Some of the highlights of the First Class segment between Frankfurt and Bangkok on a Thai A380 are below!