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Old Mar 24, 11, 4:39 pm   #1
 
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Thumbs up BA Miles about to expire, what to do?

My BA executive club miles are on the verge of expiring per a letter from marketing services (and I haven't flown with them since 2008). What's the cheapest way to keep my account/miles active?

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Old Mar 24, 11, 4:51 pm   #2
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My BA executive club miles are on the verge of expiring per a letter from marketing services (and I haven't flown with them since 2008). What's the cheapest way to keep my account/miles active?

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Go to BA shopping portal and buy something - that is the cheapest method.

I am sure a search in BA forum would unearth more options.
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Old Mar 24, 11, 5:16 pm   #3
 
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buy a song through their portal on itunes.
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Old Mar 24, 11, 5:48 pm   #4
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Can you still get BA points for clicking thru their shopping portal to Ebay?

Transfer from SPG to BA.
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Old Mar 24, 11, 5:49 pm   #5
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Since this is BA specific off it flies!
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Old Mar 24, 11, 9:39 pm   #6
 
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well without knowing how quickly these miles are due to expire its hard to suggest a way as miles earned via the eshopping tend to taka a while to post, the quickest way would be to buy 1,000 via the ba.com website as these would post within 24 hours

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Old Mar 25, 11, 3:10 am   #7
 
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the quickest way would be to buy 1,000 via the ba.com website as these would post within 24 hours

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This is the quickest way if you need them in the next couple of days. If you have a few months you can try the BA Shopping portal or if you have a few weeks any loyalty or Amex transfer should be OK
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Old Mar 25, 11, 3:16 am   #8
 
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Donating at least 50% to another BAEC member will work too, and I'll happily accept them to help you out :
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Old Mar 25, 11, 5:59 am   #9
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buy a song through their portal on itunes.

And how do you do that?

Didn't know that they expire. shoot I should start using them.
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Old Mar 25, 11, 6:06 am   #10
 
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I think they only expire if there's no activity on the account. So long as you're flying on BA and earning miles then nothing ever expires.
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Old Mar 25, 11, 9:31 am   #11
 
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And how do you do that?

Didn't know that they expire. shoot I should start using them.
They will expire en masse if there is no activity on the account for 3 years. As long as one mile is credited every three years they have no sell by date.
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Old Apr 23, 11, 5:33 am   #12
 
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Is the expiration date reset when you spend miles (e.g., book an award flight) or does that happen only if you earn miles?
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Old Apr 23, 11, 5:42 am   #13
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Is the expiration date reset when you spend miles (e.g., book an award flight) or does that happen only if you earn miles?
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Old Apr 23, 11, 5:49 am   #14
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well without knowing how quickly these miles are due to expire its hard to suggest a way as miles earned via the eshopping tend to taka a while to post, the quickest way would be to buy 1,000 via the ba.com website as these would post within 24 hours

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Hi,

And if you buy them before 5th of May you can get a bonus ( up to 30% if you buy the maximum of 24,000 miles)

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Old Apr 23, 11, 7:13 am   #15
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buy a song through their portal on itunes.
And how do you do that?
Yes, how do you do that?
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