Lifemiles 15% Transfer Bonus (Expired)

Avianca Airlines’ Lifemiles program offers a 15% bonus when transferring American Express Membership Rewards points to Lifemiles. This offer is valid until June 30, 2024.

Why is this a good deal?

  • Lifemiles has very low award redemption rates on Star Alliance partner airlines.
  • There are no fuel surcharges on award flights.
  • There are hidden “sweet spots” that allow you to book award tickets for an even greater value.
  • The bonus is stackable with the Lifemiles+ 10% rebate.
Redeem Lifemiles to fly United Polaris

Is it worth to transfer points speculatively?

If you actively redeem Lifemiles for award flights, it’s worth even a speculative transfer. However, if you’re not actively using Lifemiles, I would not recommend transferring Amex points to Lifemiles for these reasons

  • You are taking away from you the flexibility to transfer to all other Amex partners
  • You are locked into an airline program they can devalue without notice
  • There might be better transfer bonuses in the future

Also, it’s worth considering that Citi ThankYou Points sometimes offer transfer bonuses of up to 25%. So, if you have a lot of ThankYou Points, it might be better to transfer from Citi instead of Amex.

Summary

Lifemiles is a great program for booking award flights, especially if you redeem miles for Star Alliance flights. This 15% transfer bonus makes it an even better deal.

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