LifeMiles Autumn 2019 Promotion
The northern summer is over, but with the change of seasons comes LifeMiles’ autumn 2019 promotion for miles and award redemption. There are new opportunities to buy miles for more bonuses and redeem them for even less.
This latest offer is valid until October 2nd (CST/GMT-6). The bonus offer may vary for members, though, so you should login to check what is available to you. Discounted redemption rates, however, will continue until October 18th (also CST/GMT-6).
LifeMiles Miles Purchase Bonus
The prevailing rate in this LifeMiles autumn 2019 promotion is up to 130% extra miles, which is detailed into the following purchase brackets:
A purchase at the highest tier equates to a purchase of as low as 1.43 cents per mile (cpm). It may not be the historical lowest price, but we think it is good value.
Other frequent flyer members are reporting rates of as high as 145% more:
- 1,000 – 12,000 miles: 115% bonus (1.53 cpm)
- 13,000 – 40,000 miles: 135% bonus (1.40 cpm)
- 41,000 – 200,000 miles: 145% bonus (1.35 cpm)
Whichever rate are are offered, you get at least double miles for buying as little as 1,000 miles. That may be perfect for those looking to extend their miles validity (as points now last just twelve months from the last earning activity).
Remember that you can only buy up to 200,000 LifeMiles for this promotion, and just a maximum of 490,000 LifeMiles in a year when including the bonuses. If you were supposed to get bonus miles from this promotion, any amount exceeding 490,000 will be forfeited.
So what do you do with those miles? Star Alliance awards charts may no longer be easily accessible, but you can book seats on routes such as:
- Singapore (South Asia) to San Francisco (North America)
- First: 99,000
- Business: 78,000
- Kuala Lumpur (South Asia) to Hawaii
- First: 75,000
- Business: 51,000
- Manila (North Asia) to Tokyo or Seoul (North Asia)
- First: 30,000
- Business: 22,500
- Singapore (South Asia) to Australia (Other)
- First: 75,000
- Business: 50,000
- Bangkok (South Asia) to Frankfurt (Europe)
- First: 102,000
- Business: 78,000
You could book a one-way flight from Singapore on Business to Brisbane or Melbourne on Singapore Airlines for just US$702 (50,000 x $0.01404). It will depend on seat availability, but we think that’s great value considering you get a lie-flat seat like this:
In practice though, you may be surprised that some routes cost even less than the quoted required miles. It means that depending on the route you can save even more!
And speaking of getting value from specific routes..
Discounted Star Alliance Awards on Select Routes
Another part of the LifeMiles autumn 2019 promotion is the discounted Star Alliance award redemption rates for some routes booked by October 18th (again, CST/GMT-6).
LifeMiles has published a list of discounted routes and classes for this deal. A few interesting one-way routes on this deal include:
- Bangkok to Seoul: 25,000 on Business (31% less)
- Tokyo-Haneda to Beijing: 17,500 on Business (22% less)
- Tokyo-Narita to Singapore, or vice-versa: 31,000 on Business (14% less)
- Taipei-Taoyuan to Amsterdam or Vienna, or vice-versa: 64,000 on Business (15% less)
- Taipei-Taoyuan to Chicago or Seattle or Houston, or vice-versa: 64,000 on Business (15% less)
- Beijing to New York, or vice-versa: 81,000 on First (10% less)
You should confirm seat availability by using the refreshed Avianca LifeMiles award search engine. A newer article featuring the new search engine will be made in the near future.
Note that, as with any award redemption, there will be some additional booking fee. There are also extra charges for ticket cancellation or itinerary changes.
Avianca has offered better LifeMiles miles offers before, but depending on your plans this promotion may be a very well-timed opportunity. The busy northern holiday season is coming soon, after all, and these deals can help you realize some international travel plans.
Alternatively, if you haven’t used the program before and not bought any miles yet, now could be a good time to get miles for future travel plans. Just make sure you book them in the next twelve months, before your newly purchased points expire.