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New Avianca credit cards: Earn up to 10,000 extra LifeMiles by joining the waitlist

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The Colombian carrier Avianca is partnering with Cardless to release two new credit cards, which will be available in late May. These cards will utilize American Express as their payment processor.

Avianca is known for its LifeMiles loyalty program, which has some nice sweet spot redemptions. And just like we saw with the recent waitlist offer on the upcoming Qatar Airways credit cards, you can earn up to 10,000 bonus miles just by joining the waitlist for these upcoming Avianca cards.

The information for these credit cards has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

How to get up to 10,000 LifeMiles with the new Avianca credit cards

Even though the cards don’t go live until May, you can sign up for the waitlist for them today. If you do, you’ll be eligible to receive up to 10,000 bonus LifeMiles: 5,000 LifeMiles for the standard card and 10,000 LifeMiles for the Elite card.


You’ll need to apply once you get off the waitlist and get approved within four weeks of the sign-ups going live. Applicants will also have to meet a minimum spending requirement to get the bonus LifeMiles.

Why are these new cards exciting?

A few years ago, Avianca had two credit cards that are now discontinued. These Avianca cards were issued by Banco Bank, which had a huge presence in Latin America but no major presence in the U.S.

Currently, you can transfer several different types of points to LifeMiles at a 1:1 ratio: American Express Membership Rewards points, Bilt Rewards points, Capital One miles, Citi ThankYou Rewards points and Wells Fargo Rewards points. Additionally, you can transfer Marriott Bonvoy points to LifeMiles at a 3:1 ratio.

This partnership with Cardless will allow Avianca to launch these new cards quickly and have a bigger presence in the U.S. These new cards will be great for those who frequently travel between the U.S. and Latin America or like to redeem LifeMiles for Star Alliance flights around the world, as they will allow cardholders to earn LifeMiles directly.

Related: Complete guide to earning and redeeming Avianca LifeMiles

Bottom line

Avianca is launching two new credit cards in May, and you can earn bonus miles by signing up for the waitlist for one of these cards today. To get your bonus miles, you’ll need to apply and be approved within four weeks of sign-ups going live as well as meet a minimum spending requirement.

Join the waitlist to earn 5,000-10,000 bonus miles.