Avianca and LifeMiles reward the loyalty of their most valuable members making the Elite benefits permanent for them through CENIT, a special recognition that allows you to keep enjoying year after year without losing your Elite status, if for any reason, you can´t fly with the same frequency
Which are the requeriments to earn the CENIT recognition?
- Being a LifeMiles or it’s previous programs member for 15 years or more
- Be 60 years or older
- Have historically accrued a minimun of 1 million qualifying flown miles in your account
When you reach one million qualifying miles (miles flown with Avianca and AeroGal, plus fare family bonuses offered by each one) you will earn the LifeMiles Gold Elite status permanently. Also, when you reach two million qualifying miles, you will earn the LifeMiles Diamond Elite status for the rest of your life.
What else should I know?
If you are recognized as a CENIT* member, the minimum status that you will earn in LifeMiles is Gold Elite. However, if you accomplish the requirements to reach or maintain the Diamond Elite status, you will enjoy the benefits of this status.
Otherwise, if you are recognized as a CENIT**, you will earn the Diamond Elite status for life.
When you reach this recognition you will receive your welcome kit, with an exclusive CENIT* or CENIT** card.
Ultimately lifetime status is better than no lifetime status, though this must be one of the least lucrative lifetime status programs out there. Not only do you have to be a member for 15 years, not only do you have to be 60 years old, but the 1-2 million qualifying flown miles have to be from travel on Avianca and AeroGal, and not from travel on partner airlines.
(Tip of the hat to Loyalty Lobby)