Cardless, Inc., a San Francisco-based leader in financial technology, has officially announced a strategic partnership with Avianca Airlines’ loyalty program, LifeMiles, to launch two new credit card products tailored for consumers in the United States. Available exclusively on the American Express network, the stated pair of cards leverages Cardless’ innovative financial technology and Avianca’s extensive aviation network to enhance travel experience for customers. More on Avianca’s network would reveal how the airline boasts an extensive network of destinations across the Americas.. Also a member of Star Alliance, the airline will let members accrue and redeem miles for travel to more than 1,300 destinations around the world. Talk about these new cards on a slightly deeper level, they include Avianca LifeMiles American Express® Card from Cardless, which charges you an annual fee $99. In exchange, the card delivers at your disposal generous rewards and benefits, including a bonus of up to 40,000 LifeMiles upon approval, with the incentive becoming available after spending a total of $3000 in the first 90 days. Furthermore, for every $1 spent with this credit card, cardholders can earn 2 miles on most purchases with Avianca or LifeMiles, 2 LifeMiles on restaurants & groceries, and 1 LifeMile on all other purchases.

“This collaboration with Cardless and Avianca Airlines underscores our dedication to providing travelers with innovative solutions and premium experiences that enhance their journeys. Our continued work with fintechs helps companies like Avianca LifeMiles bring their payment products to life on our global payments network,” said William Stredwick, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Network Services North America at American Express.

Moving on to the other card, it is called The Avianca LifeMiles American Express® Elite Card from Cardless. Bearing an annual fee of $249, this card brings to the fore top-tier rewards and other benefits. For instance, upon approval, elite cardholders can earn up to 100,000 LifeMiles as a bonus (that’s 60,000 miles after $4,500 spend in first 90 days and an additional 40,000 miles after $25,000 spend in first 365 days). There are, of course, ongoing opportunities to clock miles on every dollar spent. Furthermore, elite cardholders can enjoy a complimentary monthly subscription to LifeMiles+ Lite. Here, it essentially offers eligibility for exclusive perks like a 10% miles redemption rebate on Star Alliance flights, up to 25% miles redemption discount on Avianca flights, up to 40% more miles on LifeMiles hotels and LifeMiles Cars bookings made through, and up to a 10% discount on hotels and car rentals on Hold on, we are not done yet, as cardholders will also receive 500 miles per month in their account through their LifeMiles+ subscription, while simultaneously retaining the opportunity to subscribe for a higher tier LifeMiles+ subscription with a reduced monthly.

Although slightly different in what they bring to the table, both cards offer a fast-track to Silver status with Avianca upon approval, granting access to a range of travel benefits through LifeMiles. These benefits include 30% bonus miles accrued on Avianca flights for Silver status elite members. Next up, there is the access to priority services, such as check-in, boarding, and baggage handling. Joining the same would be complimentary lounge passes and companion passes for Avianca’s 12 VIP lounges. Among other details, we must mention how cardholders can also access extra checked baggage allowance and 10% discount on premium seat purchases. Finally, the cards deliver at your disposal Star Alliance Silver status perks, such as priority reservations waitlist & priority stand-by on Star Alliance eligible flights.