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American Express Membership Rewards has announced the addition of Avianca LifeMiles as a transfer partner. The move brings the total number of airlines you can transfer Membership Rewards points to 17.
You will now be able to transfer Membership Rewards points to LifeMiles at a ratio of 1:1, and the minimum number of points to transfer is 1,000.
Other LifeMiles Options
Transferring Membership Rewards to Avianca LifeMiles is an attractive proposition, but there are other options available. Avianca regularly publishes some of the most generous promotions with a very large bonus on the sale of miles. In September 2018, you could purchase LifeMiles with a bonus of 125%, while in May 2018, we saw LifeMiles on sale with a bonus of 135%.
You can purchase 200,000 LifeMiles per calendar year, so taking advantage of one of the last promotions would have given you 450,000 LifeMiles including the bonus. That is a substantial number no matter how you look at it, and redeeming your LifeMiles with Star Alliance partners, would have given you enough miles for 5 one-way awards between Germany and Los Angeles in First class.
Remember Avianca processes its miles purchases itself, so you could earn even more points by using a credit card offering a bonus earning category on travel or airfare.
The addition of LifeMiles is great news, not only can you purchase LifeMiles, but the program also has some very attractive sweet spots on award redemptions, especially on Star Alliance partner awards. Remember you can also transfer Citi ThankYou points to LifeMiles. With the new partnership with Amex Membership Rewards, LifeMiles just got even more attractive!
Source: One Mile At A Time
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