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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. With some great bonus categories and an annual fee that’s waived for the first year, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card has a lot going for it. If you don’t have PRG, now’s as good a time as any to add it to your wallet, as Amex added some great new benefits several months back.
With some great bonus categories and an annual fee that’s waived for the first year, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card has a lot going for it. If you don’t have PRG, now’s as good a time as any to add it to your wallet, as Amex added some great new benefits several months back.