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No exportation of points?

Old Jun 10, 20, 2:17 pm
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No exportation of points?

Which programs now provide no expiration of points?

I am not sure where to post this. Is there a place that discusses which travel suppliers have converted to NO Expiration points?

We have enough points (one or both of us) with American Air, Alaska Air, Delta, United, Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, and IHG that we need protection. Our current inactivity (we are retired and afraid of the virus), is zero. It is likely to stay that way for all of 2020, and beyond...depending on how the virus goes. BUT, we are travelers and would like to get back when we feel safe. We need to preserve our points, but do not need more magazines or credit cards.

Secondly, we have several hotel free night (one or more each) with our credit cards. We have these cards because of the points they offer to sign up. We keep them because the free night hotel is well worth the annual fee for the card. Do any of those mentioned about have special extensions because of the virus?
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Old Jun 10, 20, 3:48 pm
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No exportation of points?

Originally Posted by ranles View Post
Which programs now provide no expiration of points?

I am not sure where to post this. Is there a place that discusses which travel suppliers have converted to NO Expiration points?

We have enough points (one or both of us) with American Air, Alaska Air, Delta, United, Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, and IHG that we need protection. Our current inactivity (we are retired and afraid of the virus), is zero. It is likely to stay that way for all of 2020, and beyond...depending on how the virus goes. BUT, we are travelers and would like to get back when we feel safe. We need to preserve our points, but do not need more magazines or credit cards.

Secondly, we have several hotel free night (one or more each) with our credit cards. We have these cards because of the points they offer to sign up. We keep them because the free night hotel is well worth the annual fee for the card. Do any of those mentioned about have special extensions because of the virus?
Look here--> Miles/Points that Do and Don't Expire
Click the wiki to open. Some have links to threads about keeping miles/points alive without flying/hotel stays. It may not be up to date,
In these times some loyalty programs have extended the expiry/requalification of status and/or expiry of miles/points. This info is not in the wiki. But will be in the sub-forums.

With some loyalty program you can buy for $ ff miles/hotel points to keep accounts active-alive.
DL & UA ff miles do not expire. So you have AS & AA ff miles to keep active.

I have assume this thread is about expiry and not export of miles/points (No exportation of points?)
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Old Jun 11, 20, 12:29 pm
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Thank you. Guess my fingers are faster than my brain?
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Old Jun 11, 20, 9:51 pm
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Do Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, and IHG have AS or AA as partners?
Moving the minimum may be an eligible activity for both, but would need to carefully check the t&c's.
If that is value is another question, but in these times keeping loyalty accounts alive is important.
Hilton to AA-AS https://hiltonhonors3.hilton.com/en/...ail/index.html

https://world.hyatt.com/content/gp/e.../air-auto.html
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Old Jun 18, 20, 2:41 pm
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Originally Posted by ranles View Post
We need to preserve our points, but do not need more magazines or credit cards.
Many programs have online shopping options that can be used to cheaply extend potentially expiring points/miles. My American miles were due to expire so I went on their shopping portal. I spent $3.76 at Snapfish to have a few digital photos printed and mailed to me. That tiny purchase was enough to earn a few miles and extend the expiration date.

Keep in mind that earning miles/points in this manner is not always quick. In some cases, it can take a few weeks before your purchases get credited. So, don't wait until the last minute if you're going to use this strategy.
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