Are your air miles expiring on you?
Got this email May 5th.
Aeroplan® wants to keep you informed of your account status.
Aeroplan’s mileage expiry policy
In order to keep an Aeroplan account active and avoid the expiration of all miles in the account, members must make at least one qualifying transaction—either by earning or redeeming miles—every 12 months. Aeroplan will expire miles in the account if more than 12 months has passed from the date of the last qualifying activity.
According to our records, the miles in your account will expire on July 25, 2009 unless you make at least one qualifying transaction prior to this date. …
Stay Informed about the program, our policies and your account status
For more detailed information about these policies, other program information, as well as access to your Aeroplan account, please visit aeroplan.com.
This policy was begun July 1, 2007.
But this is the first I’ve heard of it.
I’ve given up on Air Miles on all airlines aside from Air Canada. After I use up my Aeroplan miles this year, I’ll give up Aeroplan as well.
Those programs are more trouble than they are worth in 2009 unless you are some kind of air commuter.
related post – Air Canada still sucks …