Citi ThankYou Points have added Avianca LifeMiles as a 1:1 transfer partner.
This is amazing news because Avianca LifeMiles can be used to book Star Alliance award space–the world’s most available–without fuel surcharges at fair award prices–often much better than the prices offered by United MileagePlus for the same awards.
To transfer ThankYou Points to LifeMiles, sign into your citi.com account, and choose ThankYou Rewards under Rewards & Benefits.
Then select Points Transfer under More Ways to Redeem.
ThankYou Points can be transferred in increments of 1,000 points. Unfortunately the transfer is not instant.
Other LifeMiles Earning Options
- The new Avianca card issued by Banco Popular comes with 40,000 Avianca LifeMiles after your first purchase on the card and a $149 annual fee. This FlyerTalk thread says the bonus code to bump the bonus to 60,000 miles is no longer working. You can read the rest of the details of the Avianca Vuela Visa’s offer here.
- LifeMiles often runs sales when you can buy their miles for 1.5 cents or cheaper–like this recent one. Read Anatomy of an Award: Using Avianca LifeMiles to Buy Business Class Ticket Between US and Europe for $1,040 for full details. With mile prices that cheap, it can be a better deal to buy miles to redeem on a flight than outright paying for the cash flight in some circumstances.
- 20,000 SPG Starpoints transfer to 25,000 LifeMiles.
LifeMiles Redemption Options, Basics, and Sweetspots
Check out this full post called Maximizing Avianca LifeMiles.