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What is Star Alliance?

Star Alliance was established in 1997, with a view towards providing the top customers of its world class airline members with a seamlessly VIP experience...
Star Alliance was established in 1997, with a view towards providing the top customers of its world class airline members with a seamlessly VIP experience throughout the globe.

Over the past 15 years, other global alliances have been formed, but Star Alliance remains as the largest and most prestigious one. Today many member airlines comprise Star Alliance, collectively forming the most extensive airline route and airport lounge network in the world.
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Star Alliance benefits for all LifeMiles members

As a LifeMiles member, now you can earn miles in any flight operated by a Star Alliance1 member, and you can count these miles towards...
As a LifeMiles member, now you can earn miles in any flight operated by a Star Alliance member, and you can count these miles towards your LifeMiles Elite status. Once you achieved LifeMiles Elite status, you will also qualify for exclusive Star Alliance status benefits too!

In addition, via Star Alliance, your LifeMiles can take you pretty much anywhere in the world you may want to visit, as you can now redeem your LifeMiles for reward tickets and upgrades on any Star Alliance carrier.

1 Star Alliance member airlines may change at any time and the agreements may vary with each one.
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Star Alliance benefits for Elite members

Star Alliance status benefits offer you unique recognition and rewards across all the member airlines, in addition to those...
Star Alliance status benefits offer you unique recognition and rewards across all the member airlines, in addition to those you receive in LifeMiles. The table below shows the equivalent LifeMiles and Star Alliance levels:



Star Alliance Gold benefits

  • Priority Airport Check-in - Avoid long lines by checking-in at the Business and/or First Class counter of the Star Alliance carrier you are traveling on.
  • Extra Baggage Allowance 3 - Enjoy an extra piece or extra weight allowance on your checked baggage depending on the Star Alliance carrier you fly with, and two carry-ons when flying on First Class or Business Class.
  • Priority Security Clearance - Gold Track Security - Move more smoothly through airport security by utilizing exclusive Gold Track priority lanes. Now available at more than 100 airports and steadily rolling out across the Star Alliance network, check available airports.
  • Airport Lounge Access - As long as you’re traveling on a Star Alliance carrier, your Star Alliance Gold status gives you and a companion1 access to a network of ~1,000 airport lounges around the world!. For more information visit Star Alliance.
  • Priority Boarding 2 - Whether you’re flying in First or Business Class or not, your Star Alliance Gold status allows you to board at your convenience.
  • Priority Baggage Handling - Your bags also enjoy a special treatment, as they are unloaded and delivered with priority.
  • Priority Reservations Waitlist 2 - 4 & Priority Airport Standby 2 - 4 - Star Alliance Gold members are placed at the front of the line! In this case, whether you’re making a reservation or whether you’re already at the airport, if there are no seats available on the Star Alliance flight you would like to travel on, you will be among the first to be given a seat if one becomes available.
1 Guests must enter with eligible Star Alliance Gold customer and must depart on a Star Alliance airline, though not necessarily on the same ¬flight. Status level benefits vary among frequent ¬flyer programs. 2 Where available. Not all Star Alliance partners provide these benefits. 3 Please contact the relevant Star Alliance airline for further details. 4. Not permitted for Star Alliance Award tickets.

Star Alliance Silver benefits

Priority Reservations Waitlisting 1 - 2 Priority Airport Standby 1 - Whether you’re making a reservation or whether you’re already at the airport, if there are no seats available on the Star Alliance -flight you would like to travel on, you will be among the first to be given a seat if one becomes available.
1. Where available. Not all Star Alliance partners provide these benefits. 2. Not permitted for Star Alliance Award tickets.
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Earn network

Earn LifeMiles on all qualifying flights operated by the Star Alliance airlines. Provide your LifeMiles frequent flyer number every time you make a reservation...
Earn LifeMiles on all qualifying flights operated by the Star Alliance airlines. Provide your LifeMiles frequent flyer number every time you make a reservation or during Check-In at the airport. Miles you earn with any of these airlines can be used to qualify for LifeMiles Elite status.

Find out how many miles you will earn with each Star Alliance member airline.
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Enjoy network

Get to know the world by redeeming award tickets with Star Alliance members. When you redeem tickets with Star Alliance you can combine flights...
Reward Tickets

Get to know the world by redeeming award tickets with Star Alliance members. When you redeem tickets with Star Alliance you can combine flights operated by Avianca and Star Alliance member airlines on a single ticket. 

Find out how many miles you will need to redeem your ticket in any Star Alliance member airline.

Upgrades to Business or First Class on Star Alliance member airlines

As LifeMiles members you can redeem your miles for Business Class or First Class upgrades on flights of the Star Alliance members.

Find out how many miles you will need to redeem your upgrade in any participant Star Alliance member airline.
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Earn Tip:

Earn LifeMiles flying to more than 1,300 destinations around the world with Avianca, Star Alliance member  airlines and partner airlines.

Make sure you follow our security tips, which will help you protect your LifeMiles account from frauds.

Remember that aside from flying, there are many ways to Earn LifeMiles. Discover our wide partner network and the different ways you have for earning miles.

Did you know you can convert the points you've earned with our financial and commercial partners into LifeMiles?

With LifeMiles co-branded credit and cebit cards, all your purchases automatically turn into LifeMiles. Discover them!

Discover all the partners we have for earning LifeMiles by entering the Earn Center and choosing your country of residence.

Stay at some of the world's largest and most prestigious hotel chains and earn LifeMiles.

Start to live your miles, you have more than 1,300 destinations around the world and a growing partner network.

Need to buy a birthday gift or feel like treating yourself to something new? Why not visit our LifeMiles Catalog and use your miles for perfumes, electronics, household appliances, and more.

You can enjoy your miles at more than 100.000 hotels from the most prestigious chains in the world with "Hotels Around the World" and "LifeMiles Hillton HHonors™ Hotel Rewards".

Learn more about how you can maximize your miles, and your enjoyment of them! Click here to walk through our unique LifeMiles Optimizer!

Enjoy your miles to travel with Avianca, Star Alliance member airlines and other partner airlines.

To use fewer miles when you use to travel with Avianca or Star Alliance member airlines, book your trip as far in advance as possible.

If you don't have enough miles for the reward you want, you can either purchase miles or pay for a portion of the reward with money. Find out more!

As an Elite member, you receive information about promotions before we tell anyone else about them. We can only contact you if your email information is correct though. Click here to check or update your email address.

If you don't have your LifeMiles membership card, you can print a copy online so you never miss the opportunity to earn miles when visiting one of our partners. Click here for more info.

Loyalty programs can be hard to understand, and even harder to compare to each other. To quickly see how LifeMiles compares to various other programs, see our Program Comparison Tool.

Remember to always provide your LifeMiles number when flying with Avianca, Star Alliance member airlines, partner airlines and commercial partners so you can earn LifeMiles.