Avianca’s Lifemiles program from Colombia is not a household name, but I think it is a worthwhile transfer partner. It has some of the most attractive redemption rates for Star Alliance awards and they do not charge fuel surcharges. Instant transfers from all major credit card programs (except Chase) as well as a decent availability of all the Star Alliance partner airlines makes this program an excellent destination for transferring credit card points.
Approximate miles value
1.6 cents per point
Depends on fare
Limit on amount of miles you can purchase
530 000 per transaction
Courtesy Hold for award reservation
Do you need to open an account to check availability?
Yes for all flights. Changes and cancellations through the call centre
Aegean, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Aeromexico, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Egyptair, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Iberia, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines
Credit card partners
American Express (1:1, instant transfer), Citi ThankYou (1:1.25 - 25% bonus ends 12/17, instant transfer), Capital One (1:1.25 - 25% bonus ends 12/17, instant transfer)
IHG Rewards (5:1, 6 weeks transfer), Marriott Bonvoy (3:1, 24 hours transfer), Wyndham Rewards (6:1.2, 6-8 weeks transfer), Radisson Rewards (10:1, 4-6 weeks transfer), Accor Live Limitless (2:1, 4-6 weeks transfer), Best Westen Rewards (5:1, 4-6 weeks transfer)
Co-Branded credit card in the US
Avianca Vuela Visa Card, Avianca Vida Visa Card
Do you use this program? Share your experience and tips in the comments below. Your thoughts would be very valuable to us!
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