Comprehensive Mileage Expiration Chart: One of the Most Useful Blog Posts Ever Written

Musings of the Global Traveller wrote an exhaustive list in a February blog post about all major frequent flyer program expiration policies. I know most of them, but I have found myself frequently referring back to his list.

It’s been extremenly useful to me when I need to remind myself how long I have before my Mexicana Frecuenta miles expire (18 months from last activity, I’ll drop in a mile from Starwood or 1000 from American Express) and how long I can extend my expiring Singapore miles by paying a fee (6 months as I am not a Krisflyer elite).

And he’s even been keeping the chart updated — I notice that after I posted the change in Korean Air policy mere days ago, his February post has been adjusted.

This may be the go-to resource on mileage expiration, and it’s buried in the archives of a blog. Worth a bookmark!

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Can you transfer as little as 1 point from SPG? I thought the minimum was atleast 1500. I really need some points in my ANA account in order to use the search tool.

  2. @Vin – Starwood Platinums can transfer as little as 1 point. But you don’t need miles in your ANA account to search Star Alliance award inventory, I’ve written on this blog what the workaround is..

  3. Thanks gary! I remember reading about the workaround a while back. hopefully the ANA folks have not fixed that loophole.

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