American Is Pausing Mileage Expiration Until 2021!

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American paused their mileage expiration from March-June due to COVID-19. In July they started expiring miles again, unless you were under the age of 22.5.

But now they have had a change of heart. Their media relations team writes to me that,

“American Airlines will temporarily pause mileage expiration through December 31, 2020. Miles that expired since July 1 will be reinstated and miles that were set to expire through Dec. 31 will now expire on January 1, 2021.”

Most other US airlines, including Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, and United, no longer expire miles, but this is still a nice gesture!

@xJonNYC also notes that if you paid to unexpire your miles, you’ll get bonus miles to make up for it.

HT: ExGingi, via DDF and @xJonNYC

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Haha this is great. I was literally on the phone with their complaints department yesterday after they expired my miles and asked ~$500 to reactivate. I filled a complaint through their website and got a callback yesterday. They offered me to buy more miles, and in return, they’ll reactivate. Not a big AA fan :/


now Alaska needs to extend the expiration date or get rid of it altogether.

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American Airlines vouchers. I have a few vouchers from aa that is due to expire in October would you know they would extend that?


Call them and they will extend. They did it for me


Amazing! When does this go into effect?


Has miles and more announced any expiration extension ?