LifeMiles Promotion: Book Star Alliance Awards At Reduced Rates Until September 25, 2020

Avianca LifeMiles frequently runs campaigns to redeem miles for tickets on Star Alliance partner carriers for select city pairs at reduced rates and a new one has just opened up.

The current promotion with select routes (mostly Asia-North America) runs from September 8 to September 25, 2020 and you get up to 20% discount in some Star Alliance flights.

LifeMiles publishes the selection of city pairs for which discounted awards are available in regular intervals (similar to the popular KrisFlyer Spontaneous Awards and Lufthansa Mileage Bargains).

The difference and distinct advantage LifeMiles has is that their promotion is valid for Star Alliance partner flights as well.

You can access the promotional website with all details here.

Redeem your tickets from September 8th through September 25th, 2020 and get up to 20% discount in selected Star Alliance routes.

Buy miles and get a bonus of up to 200% from September 8th through September 25th, 2020 and get closer to your dream destination.

Redeem your tickets here and check all discounted routes in this link.

This is the chart with all available routes under the promotion:

This is the original file (really tiny, you gotta zoom in):

As can be seen from this chart the sale is very North America centric with a few intra-Asia routes. This of course means that there’s extremely limited use at the moment as tourism and most travel between the listed countries has been suspended or is at least highly restricted.

John also wrote about the latest LifeMiles mileage sale with a massive 200% bonus yesterday (see here) that can be paired with this promotion.

IF you find yourself in the fortunate position to be able to use this sale for a future flight then the following sweet spots:

  • First Class Tokyo to San Francisco: 72,000 Miles
  • First Class Tokyo to New York: 76,500 Miles
  • Business Class Seoul to Los Angeles: 64,000 Miles
  • Business Class Taipei to Vancouver: 64,000 Miles

With the sale there are definitely some bargains to be made considering the flight operates as booked and scheduled.

I wish there would be some European routes includes as well but nothing. Too bad!

Conclusion

I have redeemed two awards during this present campaign and think I’ve gotten a good value out of it especially compared to my other Star Alliance currencies at hand (United, KrisFlyer)

The discounts range in percentage value depending on the class of service and route so I suggest to compare if it’s worth making an advance redemption or not. Considering the uncertainty of the schedule right now I’d probably not bank a lot of miles/money with LifeMiles. Should these flights get cancelled then the miles are sitting around in the account. Not to talk about Avianca’s desolate financial position.

These are the Terms & Conditions for this campaign:

  • Redemption dates: between September 8th to September 25th, 2020.
  • The redemption of miles for air tickets is valid only through LifeMiles.com and the Avianca Call Center.
  • Call Center and LifeMiles.com only accept international credit cards as a form of payment. Applicable taxes are not included and must be paid when making the redemption.
  • A service fee per ticket is charged for redemptions made on Avianca Call Centers LifeMiles.com and must be paid at the time of the redemption. Redemption fee from US$25 up to US$80 + taxes, depending on the route redeemed, plus a late redemption fee of US$40 + taxes also applies, if the ticket redemption is made 14 or less days prior to departure.
  • Seats are limited, and may not be available on all flights and/or dates.
  • Subject to availability of Class X, Class O and Class I.
  • Only valid for flights on Star Alliance member airlines.
  • The mileage showed on the table is for one way trips.
  • Valid between the origins and destinations specified above, which may vary without prior notice.
  • Date changes are permitted with the respective service charge.
  • In case of cancellation, mileage, and the amount paid in cash or credit card are refundable subject to the terms and conditions of the LifeMiles Program and by paying the respective fee.
  • You can purchase LifeMiles to reach the total mileage required for each route of this promotion.
  • No miles are accrued with the redemption of air tickets.
  • Tickets redeemed cannot be transferred to others.
  • Check the terms and conditions of Miles Purchase at LifeMiles.com
  • LifeMiles Terms and Conditions apply. Available at LifeMiles.com LifeMiles.com
  • LifeMiles is a registered mark of LifeMiles LTD

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