Why Copa Airlines does not accept TAM mileage program?

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  1. marciodompieri

    marciodompieri New Member

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    We traveled to Cuba using Copa, and for our surprise, they did not accepted our TAM mileage program.
    Why that culd have happened if both are on Star Alliance?
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  2. adrianors

    adrianors Silver Member

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    Marcio, if you are Brazilian, read that: http://www.melhoresdestinos.com.br/avianca-copa-tam-fidelidade.html
    Copa is relatively a new member of *A, and I know, it is kind of weird how they work. Their mileage program is owned by UA, they should work like UA (accept TAM), but they don't since they are a separated company. ??? Anyway, for my understanding, they didn't set any agreement yet for that, and, since they are leaving *A to became part of OW with LAN, they never will. If I were you I would try to get those miles deposited in another mileage program.. if you don't have *A status, Aegean might be a good choice!

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