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Trip Report: Medellin to Bogota to Buenos Aires in Avianca Business Class

Last Monday, I flew from Medellin to Bogota to Buenos Aires in Avianca Business Class for 20,000 Singapore KrisFlyer miles and $45. (How I booked the award.)

The flights pleasantly surprised me. The main flight from Bogota to Buenos Aires was a six hour redeye, on which I wanted to sleep. The angled lie-flat bed was more comfortable than I expected.

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How were the lounges, seat, bed, food, service, and entertainment?

My trip started in Medellin.

Review: SPG Moments Concert Capital Cities Buenos Aires

Back in April, I won two tickets to a Capital Cities concert in Buenos Aires that came with a chance to meet the band and a cocktail reception for only 6,000 SPG Starpoints through an SPG Moments auction.

I went to the concert on Thursday and had a blast.

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How Argentina Ruined My Last Day in Colombia

TIA: This is Argentina.

It's an admonition, popular among expats, to lower your expectations when dealing with the government or businesses in Argentina.

I think about it like this: there is an 'Argentina Tax' in money and time when you want to do anything in Argentina, and Monday I paid that tax a few times.

It started the night before in Medellin, Colombia when I realized my trip to Buenos Aires was 24 hours away, and I had to do two things before I flew that I never have to do before heading to other countries.

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Anatomy of an Award: Using Singapore Miles to Save 20,000 Miles within South America

I recently redeemed 20,000 Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles and $45 for a one way trip in Business Class from Medellin, Colombia to Buenos Aires.

Avianca Business Class, not flat, but much better than coach

That's over seven hours of flying up front for only 20,000 miles. United would have charged 40,000 for me to book the exact same award space.

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