With your service card number always at the ready, your growing mileage account balance always in view and your big target almost within reach: If you are earning award miles but saving them up before redeeming them, you may face the issue of mileage expiry after 36 months. Our web find, a blog article from the bargain travel portal travel-dealz.de, has a few tips in store that we would like to share with you.
As a general rule: if the award miles in your mileage account are not redeemed for an award within 36 months of the event (start of the respective flight, hotel stay or car rental, etc.), they will expire at the end of the following quarter.
Tip #1: Status
Probably no longer an insider tip, but when you achieve Frequent Traveller, Senator or HON Circle Member status, your award miles do not expire for the duration of your status. If you lose your status, the miles you have accrued are then valid for a further 36 months before they expire at the end of the following quarter.
Tip #2: Credit card
The Miles & More Gold Credit Card1 also protects your award miles from expiry. Your accrued miles remain safe on your mileage account once your gold credit card is issued.
Tip #3: Loylogic
Another practical tip is the mileage extension option from Loylogic. With Extend Miles, you can extend the validity of your miles for a further 36 months for a transaction fee. All you have to do is register with your Miles & More details on the Loylogic website and away you go.
Tip #4: Being a minor
For Miles & More members between the ages of 2 and 18 years, the JetFriends programme offers the possibility to collect miles without expiry. Upon ending membership or reaching the age of 18, the usual mileage expiry rules apply and the award miles are then valid for three more years.