Avianca LifeMiles is offering a bonus on points transfers from Capital One, which card members might find to be valuable.
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Capital One 15% LifeMiles transfer bonus
Through Saturday, September 30, 2023 you can receive a 15% bonus when you transfer Capital One miles to Avianca Lifemiles. Note this transfer bonus is being offered by LifeMiles rather than by Capital One, so when you transfer miles on the Capital One website you’ll see the standard 1:1 transfer ratio.
As a reminder Avianca Lifemiles is a Star Alliance partner, meaning you can book (some) United awards via Lifemiles as well as other Star Alliance carriers like Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, Air Canada, ANA and many more.
There are some major pros and major cons to Lifemiles.
The pros are that they don’t tack on fuel surcharges, meaning that you can book a First Class Lufthansa flight without any of Lufthansa’s own surcharges which can top $500 one way and for just 87,000 Lifemiles (versus, for example, 113,000 United miles for the same flight). 63,000 miles for Business.
Cons include how hard it is to make any changes at all once ticketed and that the site sometimes shows phantom award availability.
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