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Transferring SAA Voyager Miles
I have just short of 200,000 SAA Voyager miles and am concerned that the airline my either severely devalue these as a cost saving measure, or if the airline goes into liquidation, simply delete them. Do you know of any way that these could be ‘migrated’ to another programme or any other way to safeguard against this?
Hans, unfortunately miles can only be used on the carrier that issued them so you would have to use them through SAA. With that said, airlines *usually* do not devalue FF miles in these situations (going by the experience of the US big three as they went through bankruptcies) since the only route back to profitability in these situations is flyers who continue to loyally fly them. Is there a ticket you could book with those miles before any change happens (preferably on partner metal)? Depending on the cancellation costs, you might consider it a worthwhile premium to pay to safeguard value.