Starwood Adds Avianca as a New Airline Transfer Partner

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Via Doctor of Credit, you can now transfer your Starwood points to Avianca miles at a 1:1 ratio.  This is great news for folks who book award flights on Star Alliance partner airlines, like Lufthansa or United Airlines!

And when you transfer Starwood points to Avianca, you’ll receive 5,000 bonus miles for every 20,000 points you transfer!

This is also terrific news because it shows the Starwood loyalty program is still operating independently following the closing of the merger with Marriott.

Starwood Adds Avianca As A New Airline Transfer Partner

Avianca Is the Newest Starwood Airline Transfer Partner! You Can Use Avianca Miles to Book Award Flights on United and Many Other Star Alliance Airlines

I’ll explain more about the new addition!

Transfer Starwood Points to Avianca

Link:   How to Book United Airlines Award Flights With Avianca Miles 

Avianca is the newest Starwood airline transfer partner.  You can use Avianca miles to book award flights on Star Alliance partner airlines like Air Canada, Lufthansa, and United Airlines.

For example, I recently wrote about available Business Class award seats on United Airlines award flights to New Zealand.  You could pay 81,000 Avianca miles for this award flight one-way.

You can use Avianca miles to:

  • Book one-way award tickets
  • Get lower-priced redemptions compared to other Star Alliance airlines
  • Book award tickets online

Avianca does NOT add fuel surcharges to award flights on their partner airlines!  Those can add hundreds of dollars to an award ticket!

35,000 Avianca miles is enough for a round-trip coach award flight from the US (excluding Hawaii) and Canada to anywhere in the Caribbean, Mexico, US, Canada, and Alaska.

And with 40,000 Avianca miles, you can fly round-trip in coach to places like Cuzco, Bogota, and Quito.  So transferring your Starwood points to Avianca can be a good deal!

Remember, Starwood transfers are NOT instant.  Transfer times vary and it can take up to 4 weeks for your miles to appear in your account.   But in my experience, transfers take can take 2 to 12 days to complete.

Here are all of the Starwood airline transfer partners:

 Starwood Preferred Guest Airline Transfer Partners 
AegeanAeroMexicoAir Canada
Air BerlinAir ChinaAir New Zealand
Alaska AirlinesAlitaliaANA
American AirlinesAsia Miles (Cathay Pacific)Asiana Airlines
AviancaBritish AirwaysChina Eastern
China SouthernDeltaEmirates
Etihad Flying BlueGol Smiles
Hainan AirlinesHawaiian AirlinesJapan Airlines
Jet AirwaysKorean AirlinesLAN
Miles & More (Lufthansa)Qatar AirwaysSaudi Arabian Airlines
Singapore AirlinesThai AirwaysUnited Airlines
Virgin AtlanticVirgin Australia

Need More Starwood Points?

Link:   Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

If you need more Starwood points, you can earn 25,000 Starwood points from the sign-up bonus on the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express after meeting minimum spending requirements.

Are you excited to see Avianca as a new Starwood partner airline?

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