New TK Elite Card without expiry date

Old Feb 2, 17, 4:19 pm
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New TK Elite Card without expiry date

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I requalified for another two years of Elite status at the end of November 2016. Shortly after that I received my new Elite card with an expiry date of 11/2018. Today I received another Elite card with no expiry date at all. Is TK now issuing its cards without expiry dates? LH/LX so far always wanted to see my card at their lounges. I never really understood why they want to see it but now since my newest card has no expiry date at all will this cause any problems?

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Old Feb 2, 17, 10:27 pm
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it is more than likely a bag tag rather than a card as they do not put expiry dates on the tags
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Old Feb 3, 17, 12:17 am
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Originally Posted by grahamsue View Post
it is more than likely a bag tag rather than a card as they do not put expiry dates on the tags
The tags have a hole in it so that you can attach it to your bag. If it was a tag why does it look exactly like a card and has no hole in it? And in the letter that came with the card they clearly mentioned your new elite card a few times.
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Old Feb 3, 17, 1:25 am
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Lifetime Status la TK Style Probably a Miles&Smiles cock-up is the more likely scenario here
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Old Feb 3, 17, 2:57 am
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Lifetime Status la TK Style Probably a Miles&Smiles cock-up is the more likely scenario here
Yes that's what I believe as well. Probably just an IT glitch. Or maybe it has something to do with that weird E-Mail they sent out mentioning something about a special gift.
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Old Feb 3, 17, 9:05 am
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yes i receive that email too. if that is the gift. then its the best gift ever.
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Old Feb 3, 17, 2:29 pm
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After having requalified I received my new Elite card today: Also without expiry date... Seems to be a general issue (hopefully on purpose...).
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Old Feb 3, 17, 3:34 pm
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I thought they were going away from the physical cards with the introduction of the "electronic card"
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Old Feb 5, 17, 7:10 am
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Same happened to me. Requalified comfortably and received a card with no expiry, alongside the bag tag. Have made contact with them on Facebook to ask why...
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Old Feb 10, 17, 7:52 am
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Same here. Received new card with no expiry along with luggage tag. Online card still shows current year 2017 expiry so I guess I'll have to wait until March to confirm the new expiry date.
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Old Feb 16, 17, 2:08 pm
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Smile, be happy. I believe the physical cards will be gone in no time, as you have now virtual card via app available. No, these are not Lifetime cards unfortunately!
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Old Feb 21, 17, 5:44 pm
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I also got a new card without an expiry. My status actually expires in April. Would a star alliance carrier allow entry to the lounge if the card doesn't have an expiry date?

**UPDATE** I sent a tweet to TK, their response: "We kindly inform you that there is no expiry date on Miles&Smiles card." Seems like this is a just a new policy/practice.

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Old Feb 23, 17, 8:22 am
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Originally Posted by Sam_AE View Post
I also got a new card without an expiry. My status actually expires in April. Would a star alliance carrier allow entry to the lounge if the card doesn't have an expiry date?

**UPDATE** I sent a tweet to TK, their response: "We kindly inform you that there is no expiry date on Miles&Smiles card." Seems like this is a just a new policy/practice.

Lol, so now you are a lifetime TK Elite member?
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Old Mar 28, 17, 2:27 am
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Received a new E+ card last week without expiry date as well, lifetime E+
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Old Mar 28, 17, 2:33 am
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Originally Posted by pvgman View Post
Received a new E+ card last week without expiry date as well, lifetime E+
ha I would love to see the faces of the LX/LH lounge Dragons when presented this card, especially in ZRH... they seem to dislike TK cards already
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