As I first wrote about last week, LifeMiles is offering a special bonus on purchased miles for readers of OMAAT, and the last day to register for the promotion is today. To take advantage of this offer you have to register your LifeMiles number on this page today, and then have to buy miles by tomorrow, December 20, 2016.
This is an opportunity to purchase miles for as little as 1.375 cents each, which is a fantastic deal.
On top of that, LifeMiles is offering discounted Star Alliance first & business class award redemptions, which can help you save on the cost of their already very attractive redemption options.
Even beyond the redemption promotion, there are so many excellent deals that can be had when picking up miles at this rate.
For example, ordinarily it’s tough to find nonstop business class award availability from the West Coast to Europe, though thanks to a couple of new flights that’s not the case anymore, and LifeMiles are one of the best ways to book those flights.
This coming summer Austrian is starting flights between Los Angeles and Vienna, and availability is wide open. The award costs 63,000 miles one-way in business class, which is the equivalent of paying ~$870 for that ticket.
The same can be said for LOT Polish’s new flight between Los Angeles and Warsaw, which would be the same cost.
Or if you’d rather fly ANA first class, you can go from Chicago to Tokyo for 90,000 miles, which is the equivalent of ~$1,240.
So at a rate of 1.375 cents per mile I’d certainly consider picking up miles. To take advantage of LifeMiles’ last promotion of the year, be sure you register your LifeMiles number on this page by tonight, and then 24 hours later the increased offer will be available to you.
Also keep in mind that buying LifeMiles counts as an airline purchase for the purposes of your credit card, so really that lowers the cent per mile cost even further.