Save 30% Off Select Star Alliance Award Bookings With LifeMiles Award Sale

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If you've saved up some LifeMiles, the return of the award sale is a great time to use them. For a limited time, LifeMiles members save up to 30% off award flights on select Star Alliance partner award flights. To take advantage of this LifeMiles award sale, members must book by October 11, 2021.

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LifeMiles Award Sale Discounted Routes

Unlike similar LifeMiles promotions in the past, there are quite a few routes included in this promo — including domestic U.S. routes and flights to Asia. This includes a few popular routes between the United States and Asia. A full list of the routes included in this LifeMiles promotion can be found here. You'll find selected routes with discounted pricing below:

North American Routes

Miami (MIA) <-> Houston (IAH)

  • Economy: 7,000 LifeMiles (30% off 10,000 LifeMiles)
  • Business: 11,500 LifeMiles (~23% off 15,000 LifeMiles)

San Francisco (SFO) <-> Toronto (YYZ)

  • Business: 20,000 LifeMiles (20% off 25,000 LifeMiles)
San Francisco to Toronto for 20k LifeMiles through award sale
Fly 5 hours in Air Canada business class for 20,000 LifeMiles

Transpacific Routes

Los Angeles (LAX) <-> Tokyo-Haneda (HND)

  • Business: 60,000 LifeMiles (20% off 75,000 LifeMiles)

Los Angeles (LAX) <-> Seoul (ICN) or Tokyo-Narita (NRT)

  • Business: 64,000 LifeMiles (15% off 75,000 LifeMiles)

New York (JFK) <-> Tokyo-Haneda (HND) or Tokyo-Narita (NRT)

  • Business: 64,000 LifeMiles (15% off 75,000 LifeMiles)

San Francisco (SFO) <-> Tokyo-Haneda (HND) or Tokyo-Narita (NRT)

  • Economy: 29,000 LifeMiles (17% off 35,000 LifeMiles)
  • Business: 60,000 LifeMiles (20% off 75,000 LifeMiles)

Vancouver (YVR) <-> Taipei (TPE)

  • Business: 64,000 LifeMiles (15% off 75,000 LifeMiles)

As part of this LifeMiles award sale, members can redeem miles for travel in top business cabins. This includes ANA’s new business class product, The Room, on board the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER.

ANA Business Class The Room
Travel in ANA's new Business Class “The Room” from 60,000 LifeMiles. (Image courtesy of ANA)

This promotion ends on October 11. However, travel can be booked months in advance, assuming award space is available. The only limitation is that awards must be booked by the end of the day on October 11. For additional information and the terms and conditions of this LifeMiles award sale, check the promotion page here.

Purchase LifeMiles and Receive Up to 150% Bonus Miles

If you need a few additional miles, Avianca is also running a promotion when buying miles. Now through October 15, LifeMiles members will receive up to 150% bonus miles when they purchase miles. That drops the price to just 1.32¢ each. By buying LifeMiles at this rate, you can score a 60k business class flight to Asia for just $792 each way. Just make sure to have a plan for your LifeMiles and confirm availability before buying miles.

LifeMiles Credit Cards

Avianca currently offers US residents two co-branded credit cards, both of which earn LifeMiles and feature attractive welcome bonuses. Both of Avianca’s co-branded cards offer welcome bonuses that only require the cardholder to make a single purchase.

Avianca Vuela Visa® Card — 40,000-mile welcome bonus after first purchase ($149 annual fee)
Avianca Vida Visa® Card — 20,000-mile welcome bonus after first purchase ($59 annual fee)

Avianca Vuela Visa® Card
Avianca Vuela Visa® Card
Annual Fee$149
Welcome Bonus 40,000 welcome bonus after first purchase
  • 40,000 Bonus LifeMiles after first card use
  • Earn 3 LifeMiles per $1 spent on Avianca purchases
  • Earn 2 LifeMiles per $1 spent at gas stations and grocery stores
  • Earn 1 LifeMile per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 15% discount on purchases of miles with Multiply Your Miles
  • Free additional piece of baggage for travel between the United States and Central America
  • A 50% discount on an award ticket redeemed for travel to Central America or Colombia from the United States after $12,000 spent each year
  • An additional 50% discount on an award ticket redeemed for travel to Central America or Colombia from the United States after $24,000 spent each year
  • 0% Introductory offer for 12 months on Balance Transfers
  • You must be an Avianca LifeMiles member to apply
  • If you are not already a LifeMiles member, create your account here: www.lifemiles.com
  • Chip-enabled card provides added security
  • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Protection against unauthorized charges
  • Emergency Card Replacement
  • Online Account Management
  • Electronic Statements
  • Auto-pay option
  • 3X LifeMiles per $1 spent on Avianca purchases
  • 2X LifeMiles per $1 spent on gas stations & grocery stores
  • 1X LifeMile per $1 spent on all other purchases

LifeMiles Transfer Partners

Many bank rewards programs feature LifeMiles as a transfer partner. These programs include:

American Express® Gold Card
American Express® Gold Card
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Rates & Fees
(Terms apply)
American Express® Gold Card
Annual Fee$250
Welcome Bonus Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months.
  • Rose Gold is back. You can now choose between Gold or Rose Gold.
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, including takeout and delivery, and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • $120 Uber Cash on Gold: Add your Gold Card to your Uber account and each month automatically get $10 in Uber Cash for Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S., totaling up to $120 per year.
  • $120 Dining Credit: Earn up to a total of $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with the Gold Card at Grubhub, Seamless, The Cheesecake Factory, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Boxed, and participating Shake Shack locations. This can be an annual savings of up to $120. Enrollment required.
  • Get up to 12 complimentary months of an Uber Eats Pass subscription when you enroll with your Gold Card by 12/31/21.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms Apply.
  • Rates & Fees
  • 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, including takeout and delivery.
  • 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per year in purchases, then 1X)
  • 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com
  • 1X on other purchases
  • Earn up to a total of $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with the Gold Card at Grubhub, Seamless, The Cheesecake Factory, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Boxed, and participating Shake Shack locations. This can be an annual savings of up to $120. Enrollment required.

To make this award sale even sweeter, there's currently a LifeMiles 15% transfer bonus for American Express transfers. That means you now only need to transfer 53k American Express Membership Rewards to LifeMiles during this transfer bonus to get 60k LifeMiles. And that's enough LifeMiles to book a one-way to Asia in business class on some of the routes included in this LifeMiles award sale.

The Bottom Line

You can combine LifeMiles’ Star Alliance award travel sale with the program’s current promotions to buy miles or transfer bank points with a bonus. These are fantastic ways to score incredible awards in business or first class at a reasonable price. While you need to book by October 11, you don't need to travel by a certain date, allowing you to book flights as far out as next year.

Do you plan on taking advantage of any of the ongoing LifeMiles promotions?

For rates and fees of the cards mentioned in this post, please visit the following links: American Express® Gold Card (Rates & Fees)

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  • Definitely Lifemiles is one of the most underrated loyalty programs, excellent promotion

  • que buena promocion, sobretodo por la opcion de compra para el año proximo. ! Desearia que sigan existiendo estas promos luego que termine la pandemia.

  • Great opportunity here to fly business/first class on the STAR Alliance if you have the patience to put up with the LifeMiles website and their lackluster (at best) customer service…even so LifeMiles is often the easiest program to get outstanding deals to fly overseas in the front of the plane in first or biz class.

  • In this round of offers there are a lot of flights in US and Canada and as always nothing in Europe.

  • Jonathon s Bumgarner says:

    If you’re booking for a close departure date Avianca Lifemiles can be bargain.
    But if booking far out, it is more likely than not the airline your flying will have a schedule change
    They will contact Avianca which will do nothing and airline your flying will cancel your PNR.
    By time you are informed Business Awards may not be available.
    Avianca Customer service is worse than pathetic.
    Expect hours on hold and disconnects.
    Their credit card payment system in completely unreliable involving a 3rd party sending you link “later”.
    Even when you are forced cancel and rebook with another program because Avianca screwed up, they will charge you point redeposit fee and tell you that the taxes and fees you paid will be refunded months in the future.
    Fortunately, they are too inept to retaliate by freezing your account when you file your credit card dispute

    In short – The Avianca’s motto should be “Where the inept report to the unethical”

  • I’m hoping Asia opens to us soon so I can take advantage of this deal.

  • Wow, now this is a real sale since lifemiles can often be bought also on sale. A nice double dip if you need to fly one of these routes.

  • Yeah, great promo!! I wish will have time to take advantage of it.

  • Gustavo Retegui says:

    Star Alliance always offers good and flexible opportunities

  • San Francisco – Tokyo for 29K is definetely a bargain. I am considering moving my Marriot Bonvoy miles to Lifemiles to achive this. Is this reccomended?

  • Does anyone know why does Avianca not show flights with some *A airlines at all, even though there is a reward seat availability on those flights? Is there a way to trigger those?

    • Ugh. LifeMiles website definitely ebbs and flows between being useful and not. It seems as soon as I learn how to make it work, it changes. I’ve recently found that selecting the specific airline you’re trying to book in the search entry can be more successful. But, it’s definitely hit-and-miss.

  • Wow, really like the promo! Looking forward to travel again and try it 🙂

  • At least on the ANA side, 120000 for business class is ridiculously expensive…in terms of miles. Booking directly with ANA, Business can always be found from about 72000-87000 depending on the season. Can also book Business for about 90000 through Virgin and ANA First for 105000.

  • Not the best promo

  • I still with the search functions for the website were better/faster…

  • The discounts included in this promo are on the weaker side.
    Lifemiles used to offer bigger discount rates on awards…hopefully they will return.

  • If only international travel is allowed now. Each country have their own protocol in place because of the pandemic making it hard to make plans ahead of time.

  • Every day I dream of the flights coming back and can take advantage of opportunities like this.

  • I would love to try the new ANA first class ASAP 🙂

  • Any sweet spots for awards to Australia and New Zealand?

  • This is my first time hearing about lifemiles but it sounds great!

  • What is people’s experience with LifeMiles like? I’ve heard of it before but I haven’t read anything about the process and rewards before.

  • That’s a nice offer, especially considering fairly generous cancellation terms. May have to consider this one. Thanks!

  • Definitely Time to take advantage of promotions, hopefully Japan will open soon!

  • I wish there were flights to Greece. i have never used life miles yet, but this looks very tempting!

  • This is a good promotion. 20% off is worthwhile. I travel Air Canada so star alliance is what I usually use.

  • I was not as concerned about Life Miles until last week. The Government being challenged on the legality of the anticipated and announced loan to the airline, is worrisome.

    • It sure is worrisome for the survival of Avianca. For what it’s worth, LifeMiles is a separate legal entity. However, as we’ve seen with Air Berlin’s TopBonus mileage program and Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege, it isn’t good for the mileage program long-term when the airline goes under.

  • It’s a difficult time for travel . This offers are really super and helps a lot for those who have a trip on mine, like me