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Definitive list of FFPs mileage expiry

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Old Aug 22, 06, 8:16 pm
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Definitive list of FFPs mileage expiry

Continuing on from the Definitive List of US Carriers' Mileage Expiration Policies?, here are some for outside US. (See also *A mileage expiry.)

Post showing expiry by category.

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AC Air Canada Aeroplan

Currently expires if no activity for 3 years.
From 1 January 2007 all miles expire 7 years (84 months) after issuance (all prior earned miles grandfathered with 31 December 2006 issuance date), but are extendable for 7 years on payment of C$30 + $0.01 per mile.
Additionally, from 1 July 2007 will expires if no activity for 12 months.



AF/KL Air France/KLM Flying Blue

No expiry for elite members.
For non-elite members, expires if no status (Level Miles) accrual for 20 months.


BA British Airways Executive Club

Expires if no activity for 3 years.


BD BMI Diamond Club

Expires if no activity for 2 years. (Currently not enforced?)


CA Air China Phoenix Miles

Expires after 2 years.


CX Cathay Pacific Asiamiles

Expires after 3 years.


EK Emirates Skywards

Miles expire at the end of month of your birthday that is 3 years after mileage credit.


FM Shanghai Airlines Crane Club

No expiry.


GF Gulf Air

Redemption Units expire after 10 years regardless of activity.


JK Spanair

Miles expire each 31 March if no activity for 3 years.


KE Korean

No expiry for miles earned before 30 June 2008.

Miles earned after 30 June 2008 expire after 5 years.


LH/LO/LX/OS/OU/JP Miles and More (Lufthansa, LOT, Swiss, Austrian, Adria, Croatia)

HON, SEN, FTL and holders of LH credit cards issued anywhere - miles do not expire.

Everyone else - miles expire at the end of 12 quarters after earning, or after becoming statusless. If cancel LH credit card then any miles more than 12 quarters old expire immediately.


MH Enrich

Platinum - miles do not expire.

Everyone else - miles expire at the end of 3 years after the year in which they were earned (can be extended once for 12 months for a fee).


NH ANA Mileage Club

Diamond - miles do not expire until 2 complete years after lose status.

Everyone else - miles expire at 31 December of the 2nd calendar year after earning (eg miles earned in 2004 expire 31 December 2006).


NZ Air NZ Airpoints

No expiry while Gold or Gold Elite status.
Should you move below Gold status, you will have until your next anniversary of joining to use any Airpoints Dollars that would otherwise expired. If your next anniversary falls within two months of you moving below Gold status you will have two months to utilise these Airpoints Dollars.

General expiry.
2.1 Airpoints Dollars you earn are available for redemption until the end of the fourth year after the Membership year in which they were earned (see clause 2.2).
2.2 On your Anniversary Date, all Airpoints Dollars earned more than four years before then will expire and be removed from your Account. Whenever you claim a Reward, Airpoints Dollars will be redeemed in the order they were credited to your Account.
2.4 Airpoints Dollars that you redeem but that are then re-credited to your Account (eg. owing to a cancellation or unavailability of an Upgrade) will be re-credited with the original date of when they were earned. Any Airpoints Dollars used in the booking that have as at the date of re-crediting expired, will not be re-credited to your Account.


OK CSA Czech Airlines OK Plus

Accounts expire if no activity for 3 years.


OZ Asiana

Miles earned before 1 October 2008 - no expiry.
Miles earned from 1 October 2008 expire 5 years after earning, or 7 years for all elites.


QF Qantas Frequent Flyer

Expires if no activity for 36 months.
9.2 Points Validity
9.2.1 Except as otherwise provided in these Terms and Conditions, Points will not expire as long as the Member remains an Active Member. All Points held in a Frequent Flyer account of a non-Active Member will expire without notice at the end of the 36th consecutive month for which the Member has not earned Points or Status Credits or redeemed Points.


QR Qatar Privilege Club

Miles expire on the 5th 31 December after earning (ie up to 5 calendar years validity).


RG Varig Smiles

Miles expire 3 complete member years after earning.


SA South African Voyager

Miles expire on the 31/3 of the fourth year after the year in which they were earned (so miles earned in 2006 expire on 31/3/2010).
A one year rollover if you fly at least 5000 'tier miles' OR spend R40000 per annum on the Voyager credit card.


SK SAS Eurobonus

Miles expire after 5 years.


SQ Singapore Airlines Kris Flyer

Miles expire at the end of the 12th quarter after earning.
Expiry can be extended up to 6 months (12 months for PPS, Elite Gold and Elite Silver) for a fee.


SU Aeroflot xxxx

Expires if no flight for 3 years. SU-branded credit card earning also extends mileage expiry.


TG Thai Royal Orchid Plus

Miles expire at 31 December of the 3rd calendar year after earning (eg miles earned in 2004 expire 31 December 2007).


TK Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles

Expires after 3 years.


TP TAP Victoria

Miles expire after 3 years. Validity can be extended for further periods of 3 years at a time upon payment of a fee.


VS Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

Expires if no activity for 3 years.


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Please help expand the list and clarify any points above. Thanks. Updated to post #49.

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Old Aug 22, 06, 8:21 pm
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Summary by expiry period. For full conditions and links, please refer to the first post (or the linked thread for US-based FFPs).


No expiry for all
FM Shanghai Airlines Crane Club
KE Korean (miles earned to 30 June 2008)
OZ Asiana (miles earned to 30 September 2008)
TP TAP Victoria (provided pay fees each 3 years)


No expiry for some
AF/KL Air France/KLM Flying Blue - elite status
LH/LO/LX/OS/OU/JP Miles and More - HON, SEN, FTL and holders of LH credit cards issued anywhere
MH - Platinum status
NH ANA Mileage Club - Diamond status
NZ Air New Zealand Airpoints - Gold Elite, Gold


No expiry with activity in last 3 years
AC Air Canada Aeroplan (until 1 July 2007)
BA British Airways Executive Club
DL Delta Airlines Sky Miles - will change to 2 calendar years 31 December 2006
HA Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Miles
JK Spanair (each 31 March)
NW Northwest World Perks
OK CSA Czech Airlines OK Plus
QF Qantas Frequent Flyer (monthly)
VS Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
YX Midwest Miles


No expiry with flight activity in last 3 years
SU Aeroflot xxxx (also SU-branded credit card earning extends expiry)


No expiry with activity in last x period (under 3 years)
F9 Frontier Early Returns - 31 December of 2 calendar years after earning
AS Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan - 2 years
BD BMI Diamond Club - 2 years
DL Delta Airlines Sky Miles - 2 years from 31 December 2006
AF/KL Air France/KLM Flying Blue - 20 months after last status earning (non-elites)
US US Airways Dividend Miles - 18 months, or 36 months upon payment of fee
AA American Airlines AAdvantage - 18 months
CO Continental Airlines One Pass - 18 months
UA United Airlines Mileage Plus - 18 months
AC Air Canada Aeroplan - 12 months from 1 July 2007
additionally miles expire 7 years after earning from 1 January 2007, can be extended for further 7 years upon payment of fee
Spirit Free Spirit - 6 months(!), and activity is defined as earning 2000 miles


Expires in 10 years
GF Gulf Air Redemption Units expire after 10 years


Expires in 7 years
AC Air Canada Aeroplan from 1 January 2007, can be extended for further 7 years upon payment of fee
additionally expires after no activity for 12 months
OZ Asiana elite status members (miles earned from 1 October 2008)


Expires in 5 years
KE Korean (miles earned from 30 June 2008)
OZ Asiana non-elite status members (miles earned from 1 October 2008)
SK SAS Eurobonus


Expires in 4+ years
NZ Air New Zealand Airpoints - other than Gold Elite and Gold
QR Qatar Privilege Club


Expires in 4 years


Expires in 3+ years
EK Emirates Skywards - end of month of birthday that is 3 years after mileage credit
MH Malaysian Enrich - other than Platinum, can be extended once for 12 months upon payment of a fee
RG Varig Smiles
SA South African Voyager (can be rolled over with sufficient tier miles or SA-branded credit card spend)
TG Thai Royal Orchid Plus


Expires in 3 years
CX Cathay Pacific Asiamiles
LH/LO/LX/OS/OU/JP Miles and More - general members
SQ Singapore Airlines Kris Flyer - extendable for 6-12 months upon payment of a fee.
TK Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles
TP TAP Victoria - extendable indefinitely for 3 years at a time upon payment of a fee.


Expires in 2+ years
NH ANA Diamond - other than Diamond


Expires in 2 years
CA Air China Phoenix Miles
WN Southwest Rapid Rewards


Expires in 1+ years
VX Virgin America eleVAte - 18 months

Expires in 1 year
Airtran A+
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JetBlue True Blue (unless have the right affiliated credit card)

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Old Aug 22, 06, 8:22 pm
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BA British Airways Executive Club also has a 36-month expiration.

And a couple of corrections:
Midwest Express' code is YX.
AS is Alaska Airlines (not Alaskan).
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Old Aug 22, 06, 10:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Kiwi Flyer
Summary by expiry period.
Gosh, Kiwi, what a great post. Thanks for taking the time and effort to put often obsecure info in one place. You are a real FT asset!
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Old Aug 22, 06, 11:40 pm
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BA British Airways Executive Club

Miles expire after 3 years.
I think this is inaccurate. As far as I know, miles expire after 36 months of inactivity.

12.3. If a Member has not earned or redeemed Mileage for 36 consecutive months, all Mileage that has accrued to that date will expire.
http://www.britishairways.com/travel...?prim=execclub
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Old Aug 23, 06, 8:51 am
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Originally Posted by Kiwi Flyer
No expiry with activity in last 3 years
AA American Airlines AAdvantage
AC Air Canada Aeroplan
AS Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
BA British Airways Executive Club
DL Delta Airlines Sky Miles - will change to 2 calendar years 31 December 2006
HA Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Miles
JK Spanair (each 31 March)
NW Northwest World Perks
QF Qantas Frequent Flyer (monthly)
UA United Airlines Mileage Plus
YX Midwest Miles

According to this.... NWA never expire?

http://www.nwa.com/worldperks/memrules/general.shtml

"WorldPerks miles have no expiration date. However, consistent with the general terms and conditions of the WorldPerks program, Northwest Airlines reserves the right to change the WorldPerks program at any time without notice, including imposition of expiration limits or reactivation fees. If no mileage from any source is posted to a WorldPerks member's account for three consecutive years, the account is subject to termination, including forfeiture of all accrued mileage. "
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Old Aug 23, 06, 11:26 am
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According to this.... NWA never expire?

http://www.nwa.com/worldperks/memrules/general.shtml

"WorldPerks miles have no expiration date. However, consistent with the general terms and conditions of the WorldPerks program, Northwest Airlines reserves the right to change the WorldPerks program at any time without notice, including imposition of expiration limits or reactivation fees. If no mileage from any source is posted to a WorldPerks member's account for three consecutive years, the account is subject to termination, including forfeiture of all accrued mileage. "
They don't expire, but NW can terminate your account and forfeit all of your miles with no activity after three years. While they may not exercise this right, I think that the possibility of that expiration-like action taking place after three years should be noted.
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Af/klm

Great idea--this sort of thing is long overdue.

I might add that as far as I know, AF/KLM Flying Blue's policy is that activity extends validity for another three years. Though, I'm not sure if that's just flight activity or any earning/spending.

Would be good if this could be confirmed by someone though.

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VS also--no expiry if activity within three years.
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Old Aug 24, 06, 9:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Kiwi Flyer
Expires in 1 year
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JetBlue True Blue
Should be moved to Expires for some (or at least get a footnote or such). See my post at the start of page 2 of the US expiration thread (that you have the link to at the top of your first post here). Credit card can remove JetBlue expiration in some circumstances.
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Old Aug 29, 06, 3:47 pm
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In 2003, I used Worldperks miles that were earned in 1989 and 1990.

Well, that isn't entirely accurate. I earned some more when I flew on CO in 2001 - but even so, that was 11 years between earning new points.

The punchline is that NW didn't gobble my points.
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Old Aug 29, 06, 3:51 pm
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The intent of this thread (and the US one) is to show current mileage expiry policies and rules. It is no consolation that last year (or any date) there was a rule that had no expiry, if now miles can expire.
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Old Aug 30, 06, 8:01 pm
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BMI has no expiration rule, but a termination rule, though it seems that this rule is not enforced:

Members who have not recorded any activity with bmi, its diamond club partners, or made a redemption with the same parties and other promotional third parties, for a 12 month period, from the date of their last recorded activity on the diamond club database, shall be deemed dormant. If no claim is made on any residual Destination Miles on that member's account, membership may be terminated after a further 12 months and all remaining miles forfaited.
It translates into 2 years after the last activity, if it was enforced.
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Old Aug 30, 06, 11:07 pm
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I just flew YYZ-LIM on CO. Looking back on my e-statements, it was my first flight deposited to OnePass in two years, yet my miles haven't been deleted. My dad's One Pass account has been inactive ever since Feb 2004 yet the miles are still there. I'm glad that CO isn't deleting miles, makes it more likely for me to fly them. How strictly are these timelines really enforced?

Not that anyone cares since they're bankrupt, but on RG (Varig) you can also extend your miles for a fee.
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