How to earn LifeMiles? How can I buy LifeMiles on Avianca website?

Answered on November 24, 2017
Updated on November 24, 2017
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Amy Miller Amy Miller
LifeMiles, the loyalty program of Star Alliance member airline Avianca, allows to earn and buy thousands of miles. Avianca's program is very flexible as you can combine miles and cash when purchasing award flights. Using LifeMiles is a way to get Star Alliance Business award space. Avianca doesn't impose fuel surcharges on award tickets. Let's look at the possible ways to earn miles. Firstly, you can earn miles flying Avianca and its partners. Secondly, use Avianca co-branded credit cards to earn miles on your purchases. Avianca offers two co-branded cards: and . These cards come with good sign-up bonuses – 20,000 and 40,000 miles correspondingly - and with miles rewards on purchases. Thirdly, Avianca has a variety of travel partners like car rental companies or hotel chains. Book through travel agencies like and earn additional miles. Buy LifeMiles to accumulate the amount needed. Buying LifeMiles on the airlines's website is an easy process. If you are on the English version of the website, click on the Buy LifeMiles tab in the top menu, if on the Spanish, click Compra Millas. Keep an eye on the special offers - LifeMiles Buy Miles bonuses can sometimes go up to 200%! It is important to mention that miles expire in 24 months. If you are planning to get an Avianca award flight, you may think, that an airline co-branded credit card is a great option. But if not, you may find that a general rewards credit card is a better option. Travel rewards cards usually come with low fees, unlimited rewards on purchases, and flexible redemption options.
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