Colombia Finance » Avianca LifeMiles to launch two new American Express cards with loyalty rewards

Avianca, Avianca's loyalty program, LifeMiles, and Cardless, Inc., a U.S. fintech company, recently announced that the company has partnered with U.S. fintech company Cardless, Inc. to launch two American Express credit cards tailored specifically for U.S. consumers.

Both cards will offer users the ability to earn miles in a variety of ways, including the following details outlined by San Francisco-based Cardless:

Avianca Lifemiles American Express Card

“The annual fee is $99. [the card] Offers great rewards and benefits, including an approved bonus of up to 40,000 LifeMiles after spending $3,000 in the first 90 days. In addition, cardholders will earn 2 miles for every $1 spent with this credit card on most purchases through Avianca or LifeMiles, 2 LifeMiles on restaurants and grocery stores, and 2 LifeMiles on all other purchases. Take 1 LifeMiles.

Avianca Lifemiles American Express Elite Card

“The annual fee is $249. [the card] Offers top rewards and other benefits. Once approved, elite cardholders can earn up to 100,000 LifeMiles as rewards (i.e. an additional 60,000 miles when you spend $4,500 in the first 90 days, and an additional 40,000 miles when you spend $25,000 in the first 365 days) and earn more for every dollar spent. Earn an additional 40,000 miles when you spend $25,000), and earn miles with every dollar you spend. Elite cardholders can also enjoy a free monthly subscription to LifeMiles+ Lite and enjoy exclusive benefits such as 10% mileage redemption rebate on Star Alliance flights, up to 25% mileage redemption discount on Avianca flights, and up to 40% extra on LifeMiles hotels. Miles and LifeMiles car bookings through and get up to 10% off on hotel and car rental bookings on Elite cardholders will also receive 500 miles per month on their Lifemiles+ subscription in their account and have the opportunity to subscribe to higher-level Lifemiles+ subscriptions at a monthly discount.

The San Francisco-based financial services company added that applicants can apply at and that both cards offer “quick access to Avianca Silver status” and “access to a host of travel benefits through LifeMiles.” .

These benefits include:

  • Silver elite members can earn 30% bonus miles on Avianca flights
  • Priority services such as check-in, boarding, and baggage handling
  • Free lounge passes and companion passes to Avianca’s 12 VIP lounges
  • Additional checked baggage allowance and 10% discount on premium seat purchases
  • Star Alliance Silver membership privileges, including priority booking waitlist and priority waitlisting on eligible Star Alliance flights

“We're excited to partner with Cardless and American Express to introduce great new credit card options for mileage enthusiasts,” said Matt Vincentt, CEO of LifeMiles. “I think the premium cards are particularly compelling, but both of our products enable mileage enthusiasts to Cardholders can earn miles quickly and then enjoy discounts when redeeming them. We even offer elite memberships to make reward travel even more enjoyable.