Avianca LifeMiles has launched a new promotion to transfer miles between member accounts (at a fee) with members getting 100% bonus in the process when transferring miles until July 24th, 2018.
Avianca has been selling LifeMiles at this price during the recent sales (the last one ended just this week) and they even had an additional tiered bonus on top at times.
You can access the current promotion on the LifeMiles website here.
At LifeMiles you can transfer your miles to a family member or friend so they can accomplish their next traveling adventure. And in case you are the one in need of some extra miles, you can ask someone to give them to you as a present.
And before you share some love through miles, we want to inform you:
– You can transfer up to LM 75,000 each calendar year between LifeMiles account members for only USD$15 + taxes for every group of LM 1,000
– Transferred miles can’t be reimbursed, therefore we won’t be able to return them to the original account
It’s been a while since this promotion was last active (February of this year). It might be a good opportunity to consolidate accounts that have small amounts left in it. Keep in mind that you can always purchase miles through the miles&cash option during the redemption process at the same rate of 1.5 cents per mile (depending on how many miles you buy – the prices varies based on the amount).
Avianca LifeMiles has made mixed class awards available for booking on its website during the last year (read more here). You can now have economy or business class feeder flights for international flights in business or first. This makes it somewhat attractive again to finally use LifeMiles more effectively. Nevertheless I wouldn’t recommend to buy large quantities of miles without having immediate use for them.
LifeMiles still battles with various IT issues that are related to a variety of factors such as specific mix of airlines in one ticket and certain credit cards used which let’s the ticketing process result in an error message for the customer.
These are the Terms & Conditions for this promotion:
This promotion applies between July 17th and July 24th, 2018 (between 00.00 23.59 GMT 6, El Salvador), as the last date of transfer. Transfer fee for each block of 1,000 LifeMiles: USD 15.00 not including applicable taxes and USD 18.30* including applicable taxes according to the country of correspondence registered in the LifeMiles database** The 2×1 bonus is calculated on the amount of miles transferred. Miles transfer is available through Avianca´s Call Centers, LifeMiles.com and Avianca Information Centers.
For residents of Venezuela, it is only available through LifeMiles.com. At LifeMiles.com, the purchase can only be done through BUY LIFEMILES/ Transfer your miles or through USE/Transfer Miles. Only form of payment through Avianca’s Call Center and LifeMiles.com: international credit or debit card. Cash payments are only allowed at Avianca’s Information Centers. Does not apply to the Flexible Payment option (miles + money) during the payment process of air ticket redemption.
The miles must be transferred in multiples of 1,000. Minimum transfer miles: 1,000. Maximum transfer miles per member per calendar year: LM 75,000 (excluding additional bonuses). Maximum LifeMiles to receive per member per calendar year: LM 75,000 (excluding additional bonuses). The miles transferred and earned with this promotion do not apply to achieve or maintain Elite status. The transfer of miles is an immediate execution transaction. Once the miles are transferred, the miles will be accrued immediately on the receiving members account.
As of that moment the miles can be used according to the terms and conditions of the LifeMiles Program. For these reasons the transfer of miles is a transaction that cannot be resolved and retraction or similar rights according to applicable law are not applicable. Miles transferred, once accrued, can be redeemed in accordance with the conditions specified in the LifeMiles Program