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Citi Thank You 25% transfer bonus to Avianca LifeMiles

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Citi Thank You just dropped a new transfer bonus to Avianca LifeMiles program that may be attractive to you. From now until November 4th, 2023, you can get a 25% transfer bonus when you transfer Citi Thank You Points to Avianca LifeMiles.

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Citi Thank You to Avianca LifeMiles

  • 1000 Citi Thank You Points = 1250 Avianca LifeMiles
  • Ends 04/13/24

Citi Thank You Transfer Partners:

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Unfamiliar with Avianca’s Lifemiles program…you’re probably not alone

Avianca became an Amex transfer parter in 2018 and provides excellent access points to Star Alliance award inventory. You can also use them on AeroMexico and Iberia.

Should you transfer?

Personally, I would take advantage of this if you know that there is a trip that you want to take. If not…I wouldn’t transfer your  points to Avianca simply to get a 25% bonus.

Here’s a look at Avianca’s award chart

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Sweet Spots include:

  • US to Europe in Business Class for 63k
  • US to Europe in First Class for 87k
  • US to North Asia in Biz for 75k
  • US to North Asia in First for 90k

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Mixed Cabin trips are where its at!

As I noted above, one of the sweet spots is booking First Class between Europe and the US for 87k miles. However, Avianca gives its loyalists a break when their entire itinerary isn’t in the same cabin. Here’s a look at an itinerary from Paris via Munich to Los Angeles in Lufthansa First Class. Since the first leg is in economy the price is knocked down to just 83,200. a screenshot of a computer

 

 

Avianca updated and improved their booking website in 2020

Up until recently, Avianca had a clunk booking engine that would crash when used in Chrome. Now…they’ve created a fantastic new search facility that I almost always use in Smart Search.

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Analysis

If you’re looking to make an award redemption in the near future…this could be a great time to make use of the program and achieve your travel aspirations at lower prices! If not..I wouldn’t pull the trigger.

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Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.

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