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LifeMiles

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Airlines
  • Avianca
Alliance
Star Alliance
Website
lifemiles.com
Phone
1 (800 )284-2622

The Ace Line

Interesting choice for Star Alliance partner redemptions, especially in premium cabins.

Pros
  • Attractive business and first class award chart
  • Often offers big bonuses on purchased miles
Cons
  • Strange routing rules
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100,000

Earning

Accrual Type: Distance-based

Earn miles by miles flown. See our guide to earning points for more.

Credit Cards

This is a list of branded, program-specific credit cards, in addition to flexible reward cards. Not sure what is kind of card is right for you? Our guide weighs the pros/cons for each type of card.

Disclosure: This selection of cards is for reference and is not guaranteed to be complete or up to date. AwardAce does not earn any commission for any links.

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
Flexible Transfer Card

Transfer Partners

Program Partner Ratio Transfer Time
American Express
Chase
Citi
Starwood Preferred Guest 1:1 7-10 days

The ratio is the number of flexible rewards points it would take to transfer to LifeMiles.

Transfer time is what is reported by the transfer programs, supplemented by our own research. However, actual time to transfer is often highly variable.

Redeeming

Airline Type Pricing Type
PrimaryZone
PartnerZone

Don't know what airlines are bookable? See our list of particpating airlines.

A zone-based program prices award flights by general geographic location, typically by continent and/or country. Learn how to optimize these programs in our guide below.

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Strategy to Spending Points

Booking And Fuel Surcharge Guide

Our step-by-step booking guides can show you how to book tickets on any airline.

Airline Online Phone Surcharges Alliance
Ada Air (ZY) No Yes $$ Star Alliance
Aegean Airlines (A3) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Air Canada (AC) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Air China (CA) No Yes $$ Star Alliance
Air India (AI) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Air Japan (NQ) No Yes $$
Air New Zealand (NZ) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
All Nippon Airways (NH) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Asiana Airlines (OZ) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Austrian Airlines (OS) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Avianca (AV) Yes Yes $ Star Alliance
Brussels Airlines (SN) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Copa Airlines (CM) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Croatia Airlines (OU) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
EVA Air (BR) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Ethiopian Airlines (ET) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
LOT Polish Airlines (LO) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Lufthansa (LH) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Scandinavian Airlines System (SK) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Shenzhen Airlines (ZH) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Singapore Airlines (SQ) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
South African Airways (SA) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Swiss Air (LX) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
TAP Portugal (TP) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Thai Airways (TG) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Turkish Airlines (TK) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
United Airlines (UA) Yes Yes $ Star Alliance

Policies and Fees

Expiration: Points Expire 24 months since last activity.

For some programs, an activity can any accrual of miles (e.g., crediting a flight, transfering or purchasing miles). For others, spending activities such as redeeming or donating points counts as an activity.

Fees and Charges

Fees USD
Close-in
Phone Booking 25
Change Award 150
Cancel Award 50

Key Airlines and Resources

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Primary Airlines Code City Name
Avianca (AV) BOG Bogota Eldorado Intl
MDE Rio Negro Jose Maria Cordova

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