Avianca LifeMiles is running an amazing new promotion now through December 12, 2018. When you transfer Citi ThankYou Points to the LifeMiles, you’ll receive an additional 25%. So for every 1,000 ThankYou Points transferred, you’ll receive 1,250 LifeMiles.
While Avianca has a wide array of long and short-haul flights that you can take advantage of with the additional points, what makes this such a great deal is that, unlike many of its Star Alliance partners, Avianca doesn’t tack on high fuel surcharges. This is true even when booking reward tickets on alliance member flights. Generally speaking, you’re looking at fees and taxes of under $100, whereas other Star Alliance programs would charge over $500.
Furthermore, Avianca’s pricing for reward tickets is stellar compared to many other airlines. For example, you can get any US domestic flight for between 7,500 and 12,500 LifeMiles, depending on whether the flight crosses zones. With the current promotion, that’s only 6,000 to 10,000 ThankYou Points!
Other programs that reward cards which transfer points to Avianca LifeMiles include Amex and Capital One, but Citi ThankYou is the only program currently offering the increased transfer bonus. Citi ThankYou cardholders should make sure to take advantage of this deal before December 12.