Avianca Lifemiles for the Win!

I was thinking about canceling one of my mileage credit cards. Before doing that however, I have to transfer the miles to some travel partner or spend it. As I was considering which travel partner to use, I came across Avianca from several travel sites, so I figured I would shop around and take a look.

It looks like for almost all of the places I want to go, Avianca is lowest in terms of miles and fees! You can take a look at the chart below for reference. I just picked a few airlines to compare and entered the points. I didn’t enter the American airlines because I’m already familiar with them and use them regularly.

That said, Chase Ultimate rewards don’t transfer to Avianca. It’s okay though. Capital One Spark and Citi both do at 1:1.

If you’re interested in getting a Capital One card, right now, they have various cards with different bonus levels, but the best one to probably get is with a 50,000 mile bonus after a $4500 spend in the first 3 months. They’ll give you 2 miles per $ on anything that you spend it on. There’s a $95 annual fee after the first year, but you can get $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓. Please use my referral link here:

If you don’t have a Chase Sapphire Preferred, you should get it NOW. It’s like the Reserve deal they had a few years ago, but better. 100k bonus is worth almost a couple of plane tickets or $1250. Only $95 annual fee, but you can get $50 back if you book a hotel through Chase travel.

Destination (roundtrip)OsakaTaipeiHKGHonoluluMiamiNY
British Airways10/6-10/17N/AN/A82k + 758 (stopover LDN)26k + 11.2026k + 11.2026k + 11.20
Air Canada10/6-10/17100k + $120100k + $9086.4k+8330,316 or 25k + $53.1625k + $5345k + $53
Asia Miles80k + 1552HKD60-80k + 2275HKD60-80k + 5197HKD30k + 308 HKD30k + ??27k  + 10k + 193 HKD
Avianca LifeMiles70k + $2631.5k + 26.5k + 8075k + 35k + 8055k + 30.4027k + 11.2025k + 11.20
Singapore Airlines108k  +  USD 195.5596k + 138.6996k + 25235k + 11.2025k + 11.2025k + 11.20