145% Bonus On Avianca LifeMiles Purchases

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Avianca LifeMiles, a member of Star Alliance, has announced a promotion giving you a massive 145% bonus on a purchase of LifeMiles. What is excellent about the promotion is the offer has a very low threshold to trigger the bonus, you only need to purchase as little as 5,000 miles to earn the 145% bonus. In fact, purchasing 5,000 miles nets you 12,250 LifeMiles.

Avianca 145 Percent Bonus November 2017

Key Terms

  • Prom is valid through November 27, 2017
  • Miles are sold in blocks of 1,000 and cost $33 plus taxes
  • The maximum you can purchase in a year is 200,000 miles

How Good a Deal Is It?

If you buy the maximum possible amount of 200,000 miles, you will receive 490,000 miles for $6,600.

Avianca 145 Percent Bonus November 2017 Purchase

While this may seem steep at first, a quick glance at the Avianca Star Alliance award chart, reveals that you need the following miles for flights to/from the US:

  • 63,000 miles for Business class flights to Europe
  • 87,000 miles for First class flights to Europe
  • 75,000 miles for Business class flights to North Asia (includes China and Hong Kong)
  • 90,000 miles for First class flights to North Asia (includes China and Hong Kong)

This means you can have 5 First class one-way flights to Europe for $1,320 each, or 7 Business class one-way flights to Europe for $942 each. One thing to remember is that ultimately the price would be even less than that since you would still have enough miles left over for at least one economy award flight to Europe.

Maximizing Your Earning

If you opt to buy the maximum number of miles, you've got to make sure you use the right credit card to maximize your earnings as LifeMiles purchases are processed through Avianca and are considered travel/airfare. Spending $6,600 in travel on the following cards will yield the following:

Our Take

When it comes to bonuses on purchasing miles, this is a heck of a deal. And while maximizing the offer may seem a little expensive, with miles priced at 3.3 cents apiece, you can still use this promotion to leverage some great value out of the miles. The only question that remains is where will you fly with all your LifeMiles?

Source: One Mile At A Time

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  • Thanks for a synopsis of redemption values, because, as you stated, the cost did seem steep, until I continued reading.

  • Not my preferred program, but quite the deal.

  • I hesitate about buying some miles.
    It seems also that this programme works nice also with the option “miles and cash”.

  • Good deal, but I don’t think I’ll be able to take advantage of it.

  • Sounds like quite an offer, however I don’t think I need another FF program since I have one from each of the major alliances.

  • The fact that you can also get a travel bonus from credit cards for purchasing the miles is fantastic. If only I were retired and had good flexibility in travel dates, I’d probably take advantage of this. The fact that it’s so difficult to find awards seats will dissuade me from this speculative purchase. A bunch of airline miles are useless if you can’t redeem them.

  • good find!

  • Any idea what the award availability is on star alliance partners like United using these miles?

    • For the most part, the availability you see of saver availability on United.com will be what you’d get with these miles. Avianca is known to block some award availability, but in general, you’ll see similar if not identical availability with most partners.

  • Wow! I wish I had more flexibility to take advantage of this deal. I surely wouldnt mind having a few roundtrips in First on my way to Asia.

  • Is this still having the Issue with not finding F-Flights more than 2 Weeks in Advance?

  • There are so many FF programs that I get them all mixed up. Thanks for the summary so I can get used to seeing other options. I’m not at the point of actually purchasing miles yet, someday perhaps. Thanks for the information.

  • It’s a pity that award redemptions from Switzerland to Australia in Business or First is almost never available via Lifemiles.

  • Hi,

    keep in mind that Lifemiles first class on partner airlines is very hard to book.
    Mostly no availbility except for 1 day out or even same day on most/all star alliance partners…

    in C this is quite okay.

  • This seems to be a good Star Alliance program to explore.

  • Potential site feature: Track and compare individual loyalty program offers over time. Potential Benefits: Predictive of future offers and their timing; gives a macro view across all programs, seeing which are headed up and which headed down.

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