Mileage Expiration Policies

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Mileage Expiration Policies for each Frequent Flyer Program

(as stated on the airline's respective Web site)

Some collections, but be aware of the dates (the other ones below may be outdated, too): http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/milesbuzz/591686-definitive-list-us-carriers-mileage-expiration-policies.html http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/7121994-post29.html http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/milesbuzz/593589-definitive-list-ffps-mileage-expiry.html http://www.usatoday.com/money/biztravel/2007-01-29-air-miles-usat_x.htm


Air Canada Aeroplan

Until June 30, 2007, miles expire in accounts that have had no activity for the prior 36 months (three years). Starting July 1, 2007, mileage will expire in accounts that have had no accumulation or redemption activity in the previous 12 months (one year). In other words, you must accumulate or redeem miles in your account at least once a year to ensure that your account stays active. So, if you have not been an active Aeroplan member in the last six months of 2006, you have until July 1, 2007 to either accumulate or redeem miles in your account to avoid expiry. Also note that starting Jan. 1, 2007, accumulated miles will be available for redemption for seven years following the accumulation date.

American AAdvantage

Effective June 15, 2007, AAdvantage miles will expire if there is no qualifying activity in your account at least once every 18 months. Qualifying activity is defined as any AAdvantage mileage accrual or AAdvantage award redemption. Prior to this (effective August 4, 1999), qualifying activity was required at least once every 36 months. Certain 'old' miles still have no expiration date and also remain valid for certain awards that are no longer available.

Continental OnePass

Miles currently have no expiration date; however, Continental Airlines reserves the right to impose expiration limits or terminate the OnePass program, plus terminating your ability to claim rewards. If you do not have activity in your OnePass account for a period of 18 months, Continental Airlines may close your account.

Delta SkyMiles

Currently, miles will not expire.

Earn miles for travel on a qualifying Delta, Delta Shuttle, SkyTeam or other SkyMiles airline partner flights.

Earn or redeem miles with one of the SkyMiles program partners including hotels, car rentals, Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express, international credit card partners, SkyMiles Dining & Hotels by Rewards Network, MilePoint.com, mortgage lenders, CAP magazine subscriptions, real estate or telecommunications partners.

Buy miles here at delta.com or by calling the number on the back of your SkyMiles card.

Redeem miles on Delta, Delta Shuttle, a SkyTeam partner, or another SkyMiles airline partner. Redemption of previous program awards does not extend the mileage expiration date.

United Mileage Plus

Any member who fails at any time to engage in account activity for a period of eighteen (18) consecutive months is subject to termination of his or her membership and forfeiture of all accrued mileage as of the last day of the 18th month. Activity includes (without limitation) flying on United or earning or redeeming miles with a Mileage Plus partner (as defined in Rule 12), redeeming miles for award travel, buying miles or transferring miles. In cases where mileage is for any reason removed from an account, as for the redemption of awards, and later returned, the return of the mileage to the account shall not count as account activity.

US Airways Dividend Miles

Effective Jan. 31, 2007, active membership status is based on having earned or redeemed miles within a consecutive 18 month period. With our new Mileage Reactivation Policy, Dividend Miles members have an opportunity to reinstate their Dividend Miles accounts to active status for an additional 18 months for a $50 processing fee and reactivation fee of $.01 per mile. If members do not extend with this reactivation option, the Dividend Miles account will be closed and all miles forfeited.