50 Minutes Left! Get 60,000 Bonus Miles For Opening A Banco Popular Avianca Lifemiles Credit Card, Enough For 9 United Award Tickets!

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Limited time signup bonus

These signup offers will end today!

  • The premium Banco Popular Avianca Vuela Visa card normally offers 40K miles after your first card use, but ending today you can get 60,000 miles after spending $1,000 in 90 days by entering the following promo code on the bottom of the card application under additional information: SB4060
  • The less expensive Banco Popular Avianca Vida Visa card normally offers 20K miles after your first card use, but ending today you can get 40,000 miles after spending $1,000 in 90 days by entering the following promo code on the bottom of the card application under additional information: SB4060

People have been able to get the bonus on these cards multiple times. You can call 844-343-1010 for reconsideration if you are denied.


Annual fee

The signup bonus miles are worth well more than those fees.


Card benefits

  • The premium Avianca Vuela Visa card offers:
    • 3 LifeMiles per $1 spent on Avianca purchases
    • 2 LifeMiles per $1 spent on gas stations & grocery stores
    • 1 LifeMile per $1 spent on all other purchases
    • 15% discount on purchase of miles with Multiply Your Miles when you purchase extra miles on Avianca flights.
    • Free additional piece of baggage for travel between the United States and Central America
    • A 50% discount on an award ticket redeemed for travel to Central America or Colombia from the United States after $12,000 spent each year
    • An additional 50% discount on an award ticket redeemed for travel to Central America or Colombia from the United States after $24,000 spent each year
    • 0% Intro APR for 12 months on balance transfers.
    • No foreign transaction fees
  • The Avianca Vida Visa card offers:
    • 2 LifeMiles per $1 spent on Avianca purchases
    • 1 LifeMile per $1 spent on all other purchases
    • 15% discount on purchase of miles with Multiply Your Miles when you purchase extra miles on Avianca flights.
    • 0% Intro APR for 12 months on balance transfers.

Using Lifemiles

Lifemiles are great for domestic and international awards. They don’t charge any close-in fee or fuel surcharges. While United charges more miles for awards booked within a month of travel, they can be avoided with Lifemiles!

Here are some examples of great uses of Lifemiles for international award travel.

Based on my research, Lifemiles typically charges for domestic awards:

  • 6.5K miles in coach and 15K-16K miles in business for flights under 500 miles in distance.
  • 7.5K miles in coach and 15K-16K miles in business for flights 500-799 miles in distance.
  • 10K miles in coach and 15K-25K miles in business for flights 800-1,199 miles in distance.
  • 12.5K+ miles in coach and 15K+ miles in business for flights 1,200+ miles in distance.

There are some exceptions. The short haul pricing only seems to apply within the US, as flights between NYC and Toronto or Montreal are 10K in coach or 15K in business. Chicago to Great Falls is 1,210 miles in distance and should cost 12.5K miles in coach, but only costs 7.5K miles. But for the most part, domestic routes in coach seemed to follow this formula.

Business class pricing though is all over the place.

Lifemiles used to always charge a $25 booking fee on top of tax, but now the booking fee is variable and starts at $10.

Note that Lifemiles also allows cash plus points. For example you can use 3.5K miles+$45 instead of 6.5K miles.

  • All of these routes are under 500 miles in distance, cost 6.5K miles each way in coach, and had a $10 booking fee:
    • Chicago-Kansas City (403): 6.5K coach, 15K business. $10 booking fee.
    • Cleveland-Chicago (315): 6.5K coach, 16K business. $10 booking fee.
    • Houston-New Orleans (305): 6.5K coach, 15K business. $10 booking fee.
    • LaGuardia/Newark-Cleveland (404): 6.5K coach, 15K business. $10 booking fee.
    • Newark-Boston (200): 6.5K coach, 15K business. $10 booking fee.
    • Newark-Columbus (463): 6.5K coach, 15K business. $10 booking fee.
    • Newark-Detroit (488): 6.5K coach, 15K business. $10 booking fee.
    • Newark-Pittsburgh (319): 6.5K coach, 15K business. $10 booking fee.
    • Newark-Washington/IAD (212): 6.5K coach, 15K business. $10 booking fee.
    • Los Angeles-Las Vegas (236): 6.5K coach, 15K business. $10 booking fee.
    • Los Angeles-Phoenix (370): 6.5K coach, 15K business. $10 booking fee.
    • Los Angeles-San Francisco (337): 6.5K coach, 15K business. $10 booking fee.
    • Washington/IAD-Charlotte (322): 6.5K coach, 15K business. $10 booking fee.
  • The following routes cost 7.5K miles in coach and vary between 500-799 miles in distance. The booking fee on these is $10 as well:
    • Newark-Atlanta (746): 7.5K coach, 16K business. $10 booking fee.
    • Newark-Charlotte (529): 7.5K coach, 15K business. $10 booking fee.
    • Newark-Cincinnati (569): 7.5K coach, 16K business. $10 booking fee.
    • LaGuardia/Newark-Chicago (719): 7.5K coach, 16K business. $10 booking fee.
    • Los Angeles-Jackson Hole (784): 7.5K coach. 15K business. $10 booking fee.
    • San Francisco-Seattle (679): 7.5K coach, 25K business. $10 booking fee.
    • Washington/IAD-Orlando (758): 7.5K coach, 16K business. $10 booking fee.

Exception route: Chicago-Great Falls (1,210): 7.5K coach, 15K business. $25 booking fee.

  • The following routes cost 10K miles each and vary between 800-1,199 miles in distance. The booking fee on these ranged from $15-$25:
    • Chicago-Bozeman (1,186): 10K coach, 15K business. $15 booking fee.
    • Chicago-Denver (888): 10K coach, 25K business. $15 booking fee.
    • Cleveland-Orlando (895): 10K coach, 15K business. $15 booking fee.
    • Chicago-Fort Lauderdale (1,182): 10K coach, 15K business. $15 booking fee.
    • LaGuardia/Newark-Toronto (357): 10K coach, 15K business. $25 booking fee.
    • LaGuardia/Newark-Montreal (324): 10K coach, 15K business. $25 booking fee.
    • Los Angeles-Colorado Springs (833): 10K coach. $15 booking fee.
    • Los Angeles-Denver (862): 10K coach, 25K business. $15 booking fee.
    • Los Angeles-Seattle (954): 10K coach, 25K business. $15 booking fee.
    • Newark-Fort Lauderdale (1,065): 10K coach, 15K business. $15 booking fee.
    • Newark-Kansas City (1,094): 10K coach, 15K business. $15 booking fee.
    • Newark-Orlando (937): 10K coach, 15K business. $15 booking fee.
    • Newark-New Orleans (1,167): 10K coach, 15K business. $15 booking fee.
    • Washington/IAD-Fort Lauderdale (901): 10K coach, 15K business. $15 booking fee.
  • The following awards over 1,200 miles in distance cost 12.5K or more miles:
    • Chicago-El Paso (1,236): 12.5K coach, 25K business. $15 booking fee.
    • Chicago-Salt Lake City (1,250): 12.5K coach, 25K business. $15 booking fee.
    • LaGuardia/Newark-Houston (1,400): 12.5K coach, 15K business. $15 booking fee.
    • Newark-Vancouver (2,429): 12.5K coach, 25K business. $25 booking fee.
    • Newark-Los Angeles (2,454): 13.5K coach, 25K business. $25 booking fee.
    • Los Angeles-Honolulu (2,256): 15K coach, 40K business. $25 booking fee.
    • Newark-Honolulu (4,962): 15K coach. Keep dreaming in business. $25 booking fee.
    • JFK-Zurich (3,931): 16.5K coach, 63K business. $25 booking fee.
    • Newark-Sao Paulo (4,758): 30K coach, 50K business. $25 booking fee.
    • Newark-Tel Aviv (5,692): 42.5K coach, 78K business. $25 booking fee.

 

Back in the day I’d use 7.5K BA Avios for a last minute flight. However American now blocks nonstop saver award space within 2 weeks on the route. Plus, American seems to know when I fly as they delay or cancel nearly every single flight I have on them.

A paid last minute ticket is a small fortune:

 

But 6.5K miles? Now that’s a bargain!

 

While I typically book all of my travel as one-way as that allows the most flexibility, with Lifemiles you’ll pay the booking fee twice if you book 2 one-way awards instead of a round-trip award.


Want to earn more Lifemiles?

  • You can transfer AMEX Or Citi points to Acianca at a 1:1 ratio, Capital One points at a 2:1.5 ratio, or Marriott points to Avianca at a 60K:25K ratio.

AMEX cards with transferable Membership Rewards points to Avianca include:

  • AMEX Blue Business Plus
    • No annual fee, earns 2 points per dollar spent everywhere on up to $50K in annual spending.  Rates and fees.
  • AMEX Platinum Business
    • $595 annual fee, earn 1.5 points per dollar on eligible $5K+ transactions, $200 in annual airline fee credits, $200 in annual Dell credits, 1 year WeWork Global Office Space, Marriott and Hilton Gold status, 35% points rebate on paid airfare redemptions, Global Entry/Pre-check, AMEX Global lounge collection access. Rates and fees.
  • AMEX Gold Business Card
    • $295 annual fee, 25% points rebate on paid airfare redemptions, earn 4 points per dollar on your most common spending categories each billing cycle. Rates and fees.

Capital One cards with transferable points to Avianca include:

  • The Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business offering 50,000 miles for spending $5,000 in 3 months and another 150,000 miles for spending another $45,000 within 6 months, for a potential signup bonus of 200,000 points+100,000 base points! Get free Global Entry/Pre-Check Membership. $95 annual fee waived for the first year.
  • The Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card offering 50,000 miles for spending $3,000 in 3 months and 2 miles per dollar spent. Get free Global Entry/Pre-Check Membership. $95 annual fee waived for the first year.

Citi cards with transferable points to Avianca include:

  • The Citi Double Cash card offers 2% cash back or 2 points per dollar spent everywhere that can be transferred into ThankYou points. If you also have a Citi Premier Card you can transfer points into miles or get a 25% added value for paid airfare. No annual fee.
  • The Citi Rewards+ Card offering 15,000 points for spending $1,000 in 3 months. This card can’t transfer points on its own, but can transfer points if you have one of the Citi cards above. This card automatically rounds up rewards earned on every purchase to the nearest 10 points, meaning you earn 10 points on a $0.50 Amazon balance reload. Earn 2 points on $6K in annual spending at supermarkets, 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 15 months, and a 10% points rebate when you redeem points, up to a 10K points rebate per year. If you also have a Citi Premier Card you can transfer points into miles or get a 25% added value for paid airfare, plus get a 10% points rebate on transferred or redeemed miles. No annual fee.
  • Citi Premier offering 60,000 points for spending $4,000 in 3 months, 3 points per dollar on travel and gas, and 2 points per dollar on dining and entertainment. $95 annual fee.
  • Citi Prestige offering 50,000 points for spending $4,000 in 3 months, 5 points per dollar on airfare and dining, and 3 points per dollar on hotels. $495 annual fee.

Marriott cards with transferable points to Avianca include:

Will you signup for a Lifemiles credit card?

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Jo

Any chance this means I could use Lifemiles for a flight from NYC-FLL for MLK weekend and not have to take a second mortgage out on my house?

yyz

The system asked questions regarding my credit (which i answered correctly) and then “could not verify your details” … I called and they said i should call transunion to make sure everything in my credit report is correct. No help….

hvaces42

Their system is totally messed up. Can this be 2BM’d+?

moshe

can i get approved for both on one day?

Dr Moose

“Newark-Honolulu (4,962): 15K coach. Keep dreaming in business. $25 booking fee.”

Lol!

EB

I wasn’t sure from reading the post: how long does it take to get the bonus. For instance, I need to book overseas travel within the next couple of weeks. Could I theoretically get this card right now and use the points to pay for it?

Mootkim

From their website: “The welcome bonus LifeMiles earned will appear in your LifeMiles member account within 6 to 8 weeks after your first eligible purchase was made to the Account, so long as your membership with LifeMiles has been confirmed, and the eligible purchase occurred within the 90 days previously referred to. To be eligible for this welcome bonus LifeMiles offer, your Account must remain open and in good standing on billing statement closing date where the first eligible purchase made to the Account is reflected.”

Joe Kay

How do I transfer my Citi points to LifeMiles?

1991

Does this count to 5/24?

chaya

Unfortunately, you are not able to apply at this time, we were not able to validate the information you provided.

shreyas

same

CW

same as well for me and my husb. and we have plenty of other cards

bachur

is there a no annual fee card i can downgrade to?

Jeff

Is there anywhere on DD or DDF a comparison list of which miles are the best to use for flights in US – similar to the ‘ultimate Israel’ list.
Also, is there a comparison list of which mileage programs are the best to credit flights to (most mileage for cheap fares, and getting status etc)
Not asking Dan to do everything for us, just asking if it’s out there, can someone help me find it
Thanx

Marky

I got approved for the card last night and the promotion code was applied I did not notice any we’re that it said the 60,000 amount it just stayed with the 40,000 I hope that it is correct and I get the full 60,000

tova

is there a no annual fee i could downgrade to after a year, or will I be stuck with this card forever? since i know its not good for your credit score to close a card.

tova

Hi. I just tried calling them and spoke to a rep. She informed me that there is no card that it can be downgraded to without the annual fee. the question now is, what happens when you want to close it? does it affect your credit score?

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