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 that this transfer bonus is being offered by LifeMiles rather than by Capital One, so when you transfer miles on Capital One’s website, you’ll see the standard 1:1 transfer ratio.
Instead, LifeMiles will post the 15% bonus to your account within 24 hours of your initial transfer posting. You can take advantage of this an unlimited number of times, and there’s no limit to how many bonus miles you can earn with this offer. Transfers from Capital One to LifeMiles are typically instant.
Should you transfer Capital One miles to LifeMiles?
Avianca is in the Star Alliance, which means you can redeem LifeMiles on all Star Alliance airlines (which is what makes the program so great). Premium cabin redemptions are often quite reasonable, like being able to fly transatlantic business class for 63,000 miles one-way.
Sometimes there are promotions on redemptions, which can offer even more value. There’s also plenty of value for redeeming on United Airlines for domestic flights, which might just be the most practical use of LifeMiles.
Personally I wouldn’t recommend speculatively transfer points, but with a specific use in mind this could be a great value, whether you’re looking at traveling in first class on All Nippon Airways or Lufthansa, or are looking at traveling in business class on a countless number of airlines.
LifeMiles doesn’t always have access to the same award availability as Star Alliance partners, for better or worse. In some cases the program doesn’t have access to partner awards that other airlines do have access to, and in other cases the inverse is true.
That’s why I always recommend doing some “dummy” award searches before acquiring miles in a program, so you can get a sense of how award availability lines up with your needs.
How to earn Capital One miles
The Capital One mileage program has become extremely useful in recent years, and is now on par with other major transferable points currencies (I value Capital One miles at 1.7 cents each). There are lots of great cards earning Capital One miles. In particular, the following four cards offer a minimum of 2x Capital One miles per dollar spent:
- The Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card (review) (Rates & Fees)
- The Capital One Venture X Business (review) (Rates & Fees)
- The Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card (review) (Rates & Fees)
- The Capital One Spark Miles for Business (review) (Rates & Fees)
Through September 30, 2023, you can receive a 15% bonus when you transfer Capital One miles to Avianca LifeMiles. This promotion is being offered on LifeMiles’ end, so you’ll only see the bonus miles in your LifeMiles account after you complete a transfer. Personally I find LifeMiles to be one of the most useful mileage currencies, and I always like to have a balance of these miles. I do often make speculative transfers to take advantage of offers like these, but that’s just because I have a good sense of what my future redemption patterns will look like.
Do you plan on transferring Capital One miles to Avianca LifeMiles with a 15% bonus?