If you are a points and miles enthusiast, it’s unlikely that you do not know about Avianca airlines’ loyalty program, LifeMiles. Avianca airlines is a Star Alliance member and the LifeMiles program does not impose any fuel surcharges on award redemptions (not even on Lufthansa and Air Canada šŸ™‚ ). It also allows mixed cabin award itineraries with lucrative redemption rates – Reasons why LifeMiles (LM) is my primary currency for premium redemptions within the Star Alliance network. Avianca airlines also offers Avianca LifeMiles credit cards in US, issued by Puerto Rico’s Banco Popular, and these cards offer impressive perks.

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Avianca Vuela VisaĀ® CardĀ ā€“Ā Apply NowĀ 

Avianca LifeMiles credit cards feature two cards, Vuela and Vida. Vuela is the one you want if you are a LM enthusiast. Avianca Vuela Visa Card offers 40,000 LM as welcome bonus, enough for one-way redemption EWR-LAX in Polaris Business Class, which costs 25,000 LM. The card also comes with a free checked bag, 50% discount on award ticket (with $12000 spend on card) and 15% discount on purchase of miles. Lets look at the list of features on this card;

Avianca LifeMiles credit cards

 

  • Annual Fee:Ā $149 USD
  • Welcome Bonus:Ā 40,000 LifeMiles after first card useĀ 
  • Earning Rate:
    • 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
  • Other Key Benefits:
    • 0% Introductory offer for 12 months on Balance Transfers
    • No Foreign transaction feesĀ 
    • Free additional piece of baggage for travel between the United States and Central America
    • 50% discount on an award ticket redeemed for travel to Central America or Colombia from the United States after $12,000 spent each year.
    • 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
    • 15% discount on purchases of miles with Multiply Your Miles
    • Travel Insurance – Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver andĀ Travel Accident Insurance

Detailed list of benefits and perks of the Avianca Vuela VisaĀ® Card isĀ listed here

 

Avianca Vida VisaĀ® CardĀ ā€“Ā Apply NowĀ 

Avianca Vida Visa card comes with a much lower annual fee ($59) and 20,000 LM as welcome bonus. Lets look at the list of features on this card;

 

Avianca LifeMiles credit cards

  • Annual Fee:Ā $59 USD
  • Welcome Bonus:Ā 20,000 LifeMiles after first card useĀ 
  • Earning Rate:
    • 2 LifeMiles per $1 spent on Avianca purchases
    • 1 LifeMile per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Other Key Benefits:
    • 0% Introductory offer for 12 months on Balance Transfers
    • 15% discount on purchases of miles with Multiply Your Miles
    • Travel Insurance – Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver andĀ Travel Accident Insurance

Detailed list of benefits and perks of the Avianca Vida VisaĀ® Card isĀ listed here

TAKE AWAY

As a Canadian resident, I personally do not have the card but convinced my family in the US to get one šŸ™‚ . I have used the card to purchase LM when available on discount. Looking forward to using the 50% discount later this year. Obviously, I am a big fan of LifeMiles loyalty program and use it regularly for premium redemptions on Star Alliance network. If you are the same, I would highly recommend considering the perks on Vuela card for future LM redemptions. The 50% discount on award tickets (2 with $24000 annual spend) by itself is a strong incentive.

 

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