Lifemiles Expiration

Old Apr 23, 2020, 2:17 pm
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Lifemiles Expiration

My miles were supposed to expire on April 30th.

The Lifemiles website says: " The expiration of miles that was scheduled between April 1st and December 31st, 2020 has been paused. This means that if the members´ miles were scheduled to expire within the indicated months, they will remain in the members' accounts until December 31st, 2020. Now, if you accrue miles during this year, the validity period would always extend for one full year."

But my account still shows an expiration date of April 30, 2020 with a warning that the miles will expire in 7 days.

I believed that their call center is closed, so I can't get hold of anyone. I already sent them an email.

Suggestions?
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Old Apr 23, 2020, 4:44 pm
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Donate 100 miles to charity, just to be safe
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Old Apr 23, 2020, 6:29 pm
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Originally Posted by elusive1
Donate 100 miles to charity, just to be safe
Does that count to extend the validity? I think the validity gets extended only when you acquire more miles, not when you use them.
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Old Jun 2, 2020, 7:54 am
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Isn't Avianca also extending miles validity due to COVID-19 - or not??
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Old Jun 12, 2020, 1:36 pm
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Any update on the Life Miles expiration? I see July 31 as expiry date for my miles and will transfer 1000 from Amex if required.
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Old Jul 9, 2020, 4:06 pm
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Got answer to my own question. As someone mentioned in another thread, my miles were extended to 2021.
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Old Jul 12, 2020, 9:12 am
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Originally Posted by 1k650
Does that count to extend the validity? I think the validity gets extended only when you acquire more miles, not when you use them.
I tried a donation about a month ago and it does not seem to extend the validity of miles any longer. It definitely used to work in the past, but so far my miles expiry hasn't been extended beyond the 31 Jan 2021 granted by LM. Will wait till Jan next year and in a worst case buy 1,000 mls if need be or so.
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Old Jul 13, 2020, 12:56 am
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Originally Posted by demue
I tried a donation about a month ago and it does not seem to extend the validity of miles any longer. It definitely used to work in the past, but so far my miles expiry hasn't been extended beyond the 31 Jan 2021 granted by LM. Will wait till Jan next year and in a worst case buy 1,000 mls if need be or so.
correct me if I am wrong. I thought now only earning will extend validility.
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Old Jul 15, 2020, 2:32 am
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Originally Posted by freed0m
correct me if I am wrong. I thought now only earning will extend validility.
Probably, miles Donation worked in the past as I did it at least twice. Thought I give it a try as folks weren't sure if still working or not. Seems definitely dead and aligned with the updates from LM. So only earning or buying will work these days. I'll just buy 1k mls or so in Jan 2021 if needed. Fingers crossed LM stays in business and such, else it won't matter much.
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Old Jul 29, 2020, 7:55 pm
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I just credited miles in Feb, yet it is showing that the miles expire in Feb 2021: why is this?
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Old Jul 29, 2020, 10:40 pm
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Originally Posted by gkbiiii
I just credited miles in Feb, yet it is showing that the miles expire in Feb 2021: why is this?

Why is it not? it is only 12 months now.
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Old Aug 2, 2020, 10:22 am
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Originally Posted by gkbiiii
I just credited miles in Feb, yet it is showing that the miles expire in Feb 2021: why is this?
12 months after your last activity, as per the T&Cs.
https://www.lifemiles.com/terms-conditions
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Old Sep 9, 2020, 2:09 pm
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Odd Description of mile expiration? Expiration date: Ene 31, 2021

Hi, Has anyone else seen the expiration of miles have "Ene" for the month? My account shows: Expiration date: Ene 31, 2021

Any idea what month Ene is for?

Thanks...
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Old Sep 9, 2020, 7:37 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelGuy1965
Hi, Has anyone else seen the expiration of miles have "Ene" for the month? My account shows: Expiration date: Ene 31, 2021

Any idea what month Ene is for?

Thanks...
it is Jan in Spanish....
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Old Oct 1, 2020, 10:45 pm
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Expiry of my miles has been extended to August(Ago) 2021. It seems the recently refunded miles extend expiry of my miles.
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