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FlyingBlue Miles Extension
I have ~20k FlyingBlue miles from a RT Biz trip on AF and KLM from a past trip. These miles are set to expire 8/31/2018. Is taking a flight on Delta (I’m US based) the only way for me to extend the expiration of these miles? I would like to extend them as I have a ton of UR points and would like to transfer to FlyingBlue in the future.
I have a similar problem. Flying Blue shows my existing miles set to expire Sept 2019, even though I just flew Paris (CDG) – LAX on July 4 this year. It was an award flight, but there was nevertheless a fee I had to pay. Isn’t that supposed to extend the expiration date for 2 years — to July 4, 2020 ??
Award flights are not considered a qualifying flight. A paid flight on an SkyTeam carrier (like Delta) is an eligible flight to reset the expiration.
Delta is a SkyTeam partner. So one paid Delta flight resets the clock – right? How do I book that – since Flying Blue won’t give me US domestic flights. Can I book directly on Delta and have it count for Flying Blue? How do I do that? Can I buy a flight for miles on the Chase travel site (which counts as dollars to Delta) and have it count? How?
Yes, you can book any paid flight on Delta, and choose to credit that flight to FlyingBlue. That would reset your clock.
Purchasing through the Delta site or the Chase portal, would both work.
Online, it will ask you to enter your frequent flier number. Just give them your FlyingBlue number instead of Delta. Alternatively, you could wait til you check in and give your number to the agent at the airport
Thanks so much, RickyW. Very helpful! One final question: If I book a flight for my daughter, but I do the booking (either through Delta or through my own account on the Chase portal) can I credit that to my own FlyingBlue account? Or do I have to be the one who actually flies? THANKS AGAIN!
Nope, the person flying (in this case, your daughter) is the one who would earn points for the actual flight.
You could earn your own points for the actual purchase (credit card points), but nothing else.
Hope that makes sense!