American Express Membership Rewards has added Avianca LifeMiles as a transfer partner. You can now transfer points at a ratio of 1:1 with a minimum transfer of 1,000 Membership Rewards Points.
Great Redemption Options
Avianca life miles is a Star Alliance members, and looking at its award chart, it has some great redemption option not only on Avianca but also on Star Alliance partners. For instance, if you transfer 63,000 Membership Rewards points, to Life Miles, you can book a one-way award from Frankfurt FRA to Los Angeles LAX in Lufthansa excellent business class aboard its A380.
Opting to purchase the same Ticket for cash would set you back an eye-watering €5,585.10 /~$6,389.28 cash. Transferring the point and redeeming for an award ticket means you are leveraging your points for a value of 10 cents per points which is stunning value whichever way you look at it.
Transferring Points May Not be the Best Option
While the ability to Transfer Amex Membership Rewards to Avianca LifeMiles is welcome, it may not be your best option. LifeMiles offers very generous points purchase promotions. We saw in August 2018 points on sale with a 125% bonus, and we saw the offer again in September 2018. These offers are so generous that you want to consider purchasing Avianca LifeMiles for your redemptions and keeping you Membership Rewards for other transfer opportunities.
Remember LifeMiles also offers some very generous award sale which can be brilliant for redemptions. In September 2018 we saw a discount of up to 48% on Star Alliance awards.
We are super happy with the ability to transfer Membership Rewards to LifeMiles. Although we will probably never transfer the full amount of points needed for a redemption, instead we will far more likely use transfers to top up LifeMiles accounts. By far the better option is to purchase LifeMiles with one of its generous promotions, and then as needed transfer Membership Rewards points to hit specific redemptions. Remember Avianca Process LifeMiles purchases itself, so you can use one of our top travel rewards credit cards to earn even more points for your miles purchase.