Back in mid-March criticized American Airlines for continuing to expire miles when customers can’t fly, can’t engage with American’s travel partners, and in many cases have less income and much more uncertainty to spend on other qualifying activities.
Delta, JetBlue, United and Southwest don’t expire miles at all. Hotel chains had already paused mileage expiration, and many foreign airlines did too.
On April 2 though American, which has a policy of expiring miles in accounts that have been inactive for 18 months, announced that they’d suspend expiration of miles as well – but only through June 30. As they explained it,
We are temporarily pausing the expiration of all miles between now and June 30. Miles that were set to expire during this time will now expire on July 1, if there is no additional activity in your account during that time period.
American confirms to me that they’re still on track to start expiring miles again starting July 1, “Any expirations that were “paused” will expire on July 1 unless a member has had activity in their account, which “resets” the 18 month expiration.”