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banking infrequent flight miles after moving on.
Been in the mileage game several years now, Lot’s of great redemptions and “aspirational travel.” Lot’s of churning and so on. I suppose I am considered an “uniformed consumer” on this blog as I do not have any cards that transfer points. However, with all of the changes and hassles going on in the airline industry I feel it is not really worth it to pursue the miles merry-go-round anymore. That said, I will always travel sometimes and of course have a credit card or too. I like the freedom of not worrying about airlines and alliances and all, but do not know where it would be best to bank miles when I do fly and how best to do it. I have read some of the posts on the topic, but am still a bit confused. Perhaps someone could suggest the simplest thing. I am currently working on a big trip that will burn through all my remaining miles with United, American and Delta. Then done. I will have a card with Alaska still, but will have also used all those miles by the time the trip is through. I do also have some Flying Blue miles, but no card. Thanks guys!
Well, Delta miles never expire, and Alaska, American and United miles dont expire as long as you have some kind of activity every 18 months and there are easy ways to “reset” the expiration of those miles. Which airport are you based out of? It’s probably best to stick to the program for the airline that serves your airport most.
Even if you fly infrequently, you can still credit and keep those miles, especially since Alaska and American frequently have promotions on purchased miles.