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JetBlue announced today via Twitter that they are getting rid of expiration on TrueBlue points. JetBlue joins Delta in the “no expiration” club and I hope others follow suit.
While most frequent flyer programs allow you to keep points active by simply having any activity in the account or having a co-branded credit card, millions (and likely billions) of points expire every year, which kills me just to think about!
Here’s a quick rundown of the expiration policy of other airlines.
|Air Canada (Aeroplan)||12 months/7 years|
|Alaska Airlines||24 months|
|Alitalia||24 months within current 5 year period/6 months after previous period ends|
|American Airlines||18 months|
|British Airways||36 months|
|Cathay Pacific (Asia Miles)||36 months|
|Delta (Sky Miles)||No expiration|
|Flying Blue: Air France/KLM||20 months|
|Hawaiian Airlines||18 months|
|Korean Air||7 years|
|Lufthansa (Miles & More)||36 months|
|Singapore Airlines||36 months|
|United Airlines||18 months|
|US Airways||18 months|
|Virgin America||18 months|
|Virgin Atlantic||36 months|
While it’s easy enough to earn miles every day with credit card spending, dining out and shopping portals, not having to worry about expiration dates at all would be a nice step forward.
Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Balance Transfer||Credit Rating|
|N/A||N/A||Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $195||See Terms||Excellent Credit|