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[Expired] Save 30% on Award Tickets to South America With Avianca LifeMiles [Book by April 25]

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If you aren’t familiar with Avianca LifeMiles, you should be.

Although the airline can be difficult to deal with — and its customer service leaves much to be desired — redeeming LifeMiles for reward redemptions can offer some excellent value.

Even better, Avianca has launched another one of its award sales, further discounting its already solid rates on flights to and from South America. Let’s take a look at the details.

Avianca Award Discount Details

This is a limited-time sale with Avianca LifeMiles, so if you’re wanting to take advantage, you should book quickly:

  • Valid for redemptions through Thursday, April 25, 2024.
  • Valid for travel through March 27, 2025.
  • Valid for flights from Miami (MIA), New York (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX) to South America.
  • Flight must be operated by Avianca.
  • Valid for economy class flights.

Sample Routes

There are several discounts available on the sale page, including:

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RouteRegular Cost in MilesDiscounted Price in Miles
Los Angeles (LAX) – San Salvador SAL)3,1702,220
New York (JFK) – Bogota (BOG)9,0707,260

Earning LifeMiles

If any of these flights appeal to you, there are plenty of ways for you to boost your stash of LifeMiles. Avianca partners with multiple flexible points currencies, including American Express Membership Rewards, Capital One Miles, and Citi ThankYou Rewards.

All of these programs transfer over to LifeMiles at a 1:1 ratio, which means 1 point is converted to 1 mile.

Is It Worth It?

Do you have plans to travel to South America? If so, taking advantage of this discount can drop the cost of your flights to nearly nothing. Sure, you’ll be in economy, but depending on where you’re going, the flight won’t be that long anyway.

For example, a one-way flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Salvador (SAL) will cost you upwards of $350 to book, not including luggage.

LAX SAL price
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However, you can transfer over just 3,000 points to Avianca to book this flight. This nets you a value of 16.6 cents each when redeeming LifeMiles in this way, plus you’ll have nearly 800 miles left over.

We value Avianca LifeMiles at 1.4 cents each, so this is a huge increase in value!

Final Thoughts

This is a decent sale with some excellent options if you’ve got upcoming travel. As a transfer partner of several different currencies, LifeMiles are easy to earn.

With discounts of 30% on eligible flights and a nice transfer bonus to boot, you can travel to South America for a small amount of miles.

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Carissa served in the U.S. Air Force where she developed her love for travel and new cultures. She started her own blog and eventually joined The Points Guy. Since then, she’s contributed to Business Insider, Forbes, and more.

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