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Avianca

The new Avianca, which includes the operations of Avianca and TACA, is the second largest airline in Latin America with a fleet of over 150 aircraft and more than 5,100 weekly flights to 100 destinations in 25 countries in the Americas and Europe. Avianca and TACA joined the Star Alliance® in June 2012.

Destinations: From hubs in Bogota, Colombia (BOG), San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL), Lima, Peru (LIM) and San Jose, Costa Rica, (SJO) to destinations throughout Central and South America and Europe.

Codeshare: United Airlines® flight numbers UA 6629-6748 are operated by Avianca.

Earning miles

Earn MileagePlus miles on all qualifying Avianca flights, except as noted in the chart below. You’ll earn miles according to the booking class that you purchase.

To receive mileage credit, present your MileagePlus number when you make reservations and make sure that it appears on your boarding pass at check-in.

The miles you earn on Avianca qualify toward MileagePlus Premier® status.

Website:  www.avianca.com

Mileage accrual

Avianca-operated international flights

Mileage Accrual Chart - Avianca-operated international flights
Eligible Avianca fare classes   MileagePlus Premier qualification1
Class of service Purchased fare class Base miles* Premier qualifying miles Premier qualifying segments
Business C 125% 100% 1
Discount Business D, J 100% 100% 1
Full-fare Economy Y, B 100% 100% 1
Discount full-fare Economy M, H, Q, V, A, E 100% 100% 1
Economy G, K, L, O, P 100% 100% 1
Discount Economy W, Z, U, T, S 50% 50% 1

All other fare classes do not accrue mileage. United Airlines and Avianca reserve the right to change the eligible fare classes at any time without notice.

Mileage accrual is subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program and, as provided therein, mileage will be credited in accordance with the terms and conditions of the MileagePlus Program in effect at the time of travel, not at the time air travel is purchased, booked or reserved, and accordingly miles may not be awarded for some tickets or miles may be awarded in an amount fewer than shown. The award miles accrued on codeshare flights are based on the operating carrier and their equivalent fare class. This could result in differences between the purchased booking class and the booking class flown, which determines the number of base and Premier qualifying miles and Premier qualifying segments earned. MileagePlus award miles earned may vary depending on the Premier status of the customer.

1For information on Premier qualification, including how to earn Premier qualifying dollars (PQD) on partner airlines, please see the Premier Status Qualification Requirements page.

*Premier members receive a minimum of:

  • 250 base miles on W, Z, U, T and S fare classes
  • 500 base miles on all other eligible purchased fare classes

Avianca-operated flights within Colombia

(Effective for flights on or after August 1, 2014)

Eligible Avianca fare classes MileagePlus Premier qualification1
Class of service Purchased fare class Base miles* Premier qualifying miles Premier qualifying segments
Business C 125% 100% 1
Discount Business D, J 125% 100% 1
Full-fare Economy Y, B 100% 100% 1
Economy M, H, Q, V, A, E, G, K, L, O, P 100% 100% 1
Discount Economy W, Z 75% 75% 0
Discount Economy S 50% 50% 0
Deep Discount Economy U, T 25% 25% 0

All other fare classes do not accrue mileage. United Airlines and Avianca reserve the right to change the eligible fare classes at any time without notice.

Mileage accrual is subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program and, as provided therein, mileage will be credited in accordance with the terms and conditions of the MileagePlus Program in effect at the time of travel, not at the time air travel is purchased, booked or reserved, and accordingly miles may not be awarded for some tickets or miles may be awarded in an amount fewer than shown. The award miles accrued on codeshare flights are based on the operating carrier and their equivalent fare class. This could result in differences between the purchased booking class and the booking class flown, which determines the number of base and Premier qualifying miles and Premier qualifying segments earned. MileagePlus award miles earned may vary depending on the Premier status of the customer.

1For information on Premier qualification, including how to earn Premier qualifying dollars (PQD) on partner airlines, please see the Premier Status Qualification Requirements page.

*Premier members receive a minimum of:

  • 125 base miles on U and T fare classes
  • 250 base miles on S fare class
  • 375 base miles on W and Z fare classes
  • 500 base miles on all other eligible purchased fare classes

(Effective for flights before August 1, 2014)

Mileage Accrual Chart - Avianca-operated flights within Colombia
Eligible Avianca fare classes   MileagePlus Premier qualification1
Class of service Purchased fare class Base miles* Premier qualifying miles Premier qualifying segments
Business C 125% 100% 1
Discount Business D, J 125% 100% 1
Full-fare Economy Y, B 100% 100% 1
Economy M, H, Q, V, A, E, G, K, L, O, P 100% 100% 1
Discount Economy W, Z 75% 75% 0
Discount Economy U, T, S 50% 50% 0

All other fare classes do not accrue mileage. United Airlines and Avianca reserve the right to change the eligible fare classes at any time without notice.

Mileage accrual is subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program and, as provided therein, mileage will be credited in accordance with the terms and conditions of the MileagePlus Program in effect at the time of travel, not at the time air travel is purchased, booked or reserved, and accordingly miles may not be awarded for some tickets or miles may be awarded in an amount fewer than shown. The award miles accrued on codeshare flights are based on the operating carrier and their equivalent fare class. This could result in differences between the purchased booking class and the booking class flown, which determines the number of base and Premier qualifying miles and Premier qualifying segments earned. MileagePlus award miles earned may vary depending on the Premier status of the customer.

1For information on Premier qualification, including how to earn Premier qualifying dollars (PQD) on partner airlines, please see the Premier Status Qualification Requirements page.

*Premier members receive a minimum of:

  • 250 base miles on U, T and S fare classes
  • 375 base miles on W and Z fare classes
  • 500 base miles on all other eligible purchased fare classes

Premier benefits

If you’re a MileagePlus Premier member, you’ll be recognized as a Premier member when flying Avianca.

Using miles

Star Alliance awards enable you to use your MileagePlus miles for award travel to more than 1,000 destinations worldwide, on any Star Alliance airline.

  • See our award chart to find out how many miles you'll need, depending on class of service and region of travel. The mileage amounts apply to all Star Alliance carriers, and any combination of carriers.
  • You can use miles to fly one-way or roundtrip.

You can book award travel on Avianca through united.com. Please note: Service charges may apply for booking or changing award reservations, depending on ticketing and travel dates and MileagePlus status. Award tickets cannot be issued at the airport. Call 1-800-UNITED-1 (1-800-864-8331) to reach the United Customer Contact Center within the U.S. and Canada, or view more contact and language options.

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