Avianca’s LifeMiles has a new promotion for buying miles and getting 100% bonus for purchases made between May 5 – 30, 2014. Last time LifeMiles had a such promo was in December.
The maximum number of LifeMiles that you can buy during the calendar year is 150,000 miles. The bonus miles do count towards this annual limit. You can access this offer of Avianca’s website here.
You can access this offer on Avianca’s website here.
The regular price of a mile is 3 cents and during this promo it is lowered to 1.5 cents each taking into account the 100% bonus.
You can later purchase more miles during the award ticket issuance process using LifeMiles Cash + Miles option
Word of warning
Avianca changed the LifeMiles award chart without any notice few days after similar sale last year and again changed the price of the Cash + Miles option the following week. First, LifeMiles claimed that there hadn’t been any changes, but later admitted that there had.
I have zero faith that this program would give any prior notice about any of the program changes that they may institute in the future. I would only buy miles for use in the next 6 months.
Avianca’s LifeMiles are sometimes good option for Star Alliance award ticket issuance, but the spring debacle left a sour taste about the integrity of the program in the long run. Note that it is impossible to book any award tickets that are not offered by their often buggy online tool.