SkyMiles expiration

Old Oct 10, 00, 2:45 pm
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SkyMiles expiration

Just noticed that my SkyMiles mileage expiration date on the DL site reads "31Dec2010". Is this new? Or is it just a big? It used to be the end of the foloowing month, 3 yrs away. Has there been a change?
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Old Oct 10, 00, 4:01 pm
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Account and Mileage Expiration

Accounts with no activity for 12 consecutive months after enrollment will be deleted. Should future activity occur, a new SkyMiles number can be obtained by contacting Delta.
Miles will not expire as long as you participate in one of the following activities every three years: travel on a qualifying Delta, Delta Connection, Delta Express or Delta Shuttle flight; participate in the SkyMiles program with one of the SkyMiles program partners, including airline partners, hotel, car rental, American Express/SkyMiles Credit Card or any other program partner such as cruise lines, restaurants, mortgages, real estate and telephone partner; redeem your miles for a SkyMiles Award

I got this from the Delta website.
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Old Oct 10, 00, 7:54 pm
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I noticed the same thing last year. It appears that DL made things simpler by having the account purges only done at the end of each calendar year. So, if one's activity period ends in January, 2001, theoretically, it would remain active till December 31, 2004 (almost 4 years).
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Old Oct 11, 00, 6:53 am
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I noticed the change, too. I'm holding on to a bunch of SkyRewards 500-mile certificates that I will credit, one each, to my five family members (besides myself) in January 2001. That way their accumulated miles can't expire until December 2004, even if they never buy a ticket (which seems to be the case, because I always give them free ones). I have tested this theory on my daughter's account: SkyRewards certificates do restart the 3-year clock.

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Old Oct 11, 00, 9:21 am
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2010 is a little farther than 3 years away.

Now we need to get everyone's date adjusted.
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