Save up To 20% on Select Star Alliance Award Bookings Using LifeMiles

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Just days after announcing its best-ever buy LifeMiles promotion, LifeMiles has launched another tempting promotion. For a limited time, LifeMiles members receive up to 20% off award flights on select Star Alliance partner award flights. Members must book by September 25, 2020. However, you can book awards for any flights currently available.

Discounted Routes Included in This Promotion

LifeMiles only includes a few routes in this fairly limited promotion. However, the routes that are included in the promo are highly sought after international award travel redemptions. The promotion includes popular routes between the United States and Asia. A full list of the routes included in this LifeMiles promotion with pricing is available below:

Transpacific Flights

Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo-Haneda (HND)

  • Economy Class: 30,000 LifeMiles (discounted from 35,000 LifeMiles)
  • Business Class: 60,000 LifeMiles (75,000 LifeMiles)
  • First Class: 76,500 LifeMiles (90,000 LifeMiles)

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

  • Business Class: 64,000 LifeMiles (75,000 LifeMiles)
  • First Class: 76,500 LifeMiles (90,000 LifeMiles)

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

  • Business Class: 64,000 LifeMiles (75,000 LifeMiles)
  • First Class: 76,500 LifeMiles (90,000 LifeMiles)

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

  • Economy Class: 29,000 LifeMiles (35,000 LifeMiles) — only available to/from Haneda
  • Business Class: 60,000 LifeMiles (75,000 LifeMiles)
  • First Class: 72,000 LifeMiles (90,000 LifeMiles)

Vancouver (YVR) to Taipei (TPE)

  • Business Class: 64,000 LifeMiles (75,000 LifeMiles)

Intra-Asia Routes

Seoul (ICN) to Taipei (TPE)

  • Business Class: 14,500 LifeMiles (17,000 LifeMiles)

Taipei (TPE) to Tokyo-Narita (NRT)

  • Business Class: 18,000 LifeMiles (22,500 LifeMiles)

As part of this promotion, LifeMiles members can redeem miles for travel in top business and first class cabins. This includes ANA’s new first-class product, The Suite, on-board the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER. Travelers can also experience EVA Air’s solid business class product between Vancouver and Taipei.

ANA First Class Cabin
ANA's new First Class Cabin

This promotion ends on September 25. However, travel can be booked months in advance, assuming award space is available. That being said, all future travel booked as part of this promotion must be booked by the end of the day on September 25. For additional information and the terms and conditions of this promotion, be sure to visit LifeMiles’ website.

Purchase LifeMiles and Receive Up to 200% Bonus Miles

As mentioned above, Avianca launched a promotion earlier this month that allows LifeMiles members to purchase miles for just 1.1 cents per mile. Members can purchase a whopping 600,000 LifeMiles for just $6,600 USD. Without this 200% promotion, $6,600 would only buy members just 200,000 LifeMiles.

At a purchase rate of just 1.1 cents per LifeMiles, these discounted awards become an even greater deal. Even if you're starting with a zero-mile balance, you can buy enough miles to fly to Asia in business class for under $700 all-in or first class for just $850 all-in.

LifeMiles Credit Cards

In addition to LifeMiles’ phenomenal 200% bonus miles promotion and transfer partners, there are other ways that members can earn miles. 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

In addition to Avianca’s co-branded credit cards, there are a few other top rewards programs that feature LifeMiles as a transfer partner. These programs include:

Plus, now through September 18, you can receive a 25% bonus on transfers from Citi ThankYou points and Marriott Bonvoy points to LifeMiles. By stacking Marriott's bonus on transferring 60,000 or more points and the 25% transfer bonus, you can get almost 50,000 LifeMiles from the 100,000-point sign-up bonus on the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card
Annual Fee$95
Welcome Bonus Limited Time Offer! Earn 100,000 Bonus Points after spending $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card!
  • Limited Time Offer! Earn 100,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
  • 1 Free Night Award (valued up to 35,000 points) every year after account anniversary.
  • Earn 6X Bonvoy points per $1 spent at over 7,000 hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy™.
  • 2X Bonvoy points for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Automatic Silver Elite Status each account anniversary year. Path to Gold Status when you spend $35,000 on purchases each account year.
  • 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • Earn unlimited Marriott Bonvoy points and get Free Night Stays faster.
  • 6X Bonvoy points per $1 spent at over 7,000 participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels
  • 2X Bonvoy points for every $1 spent on all other purchases

The Bottom Line

Combining LifeMiles’ Star Alliance award travel promotion with the program’s current bonus miles promotion is a fantastic way to score incredible awards in business or first class at a reasonable price. And the great news with this promotion is that you can book flights as far out as summer 2021 for those that might not be thinking about traveling soon.

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

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