I just had a real shock about my air miles at United Air Lines. They are expiring at the end of this month. United’s new policy is, use the miles you earn in 18 months or lose them. Even buying a ticket for travel is not good enough to keep them from expiring unless you fly before their expiration date.
There is a way to extend them by redeeming miles for merchandise. I bought restaurant coupons from both mine and my wife’s accounts to extend both for 18 months. We are both very close to having the minimum number of miles for a free trip.
There rewards FAQ says several other air lines are also doing this.
It may pay you to check with your airline miles account.
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