United Airlines Miles Will No Longer Expire

Posted on August 28, 2019 by in Travel Deals, Travel News

United Airlines has made a small change that will make it easy to keep your miles from expiring.

The announcement

United Airlines announced Wednesday that it was immediately removing its expiration window for unused MileagePlus miles, joining Delta and just a handful of other airlines.

“Great travel memories never expire, and now, miles don’t either. We’re excited to share that there’s no expiration date on the miles you’ve earned with us.” Taken from the United Airlines website

Previously United miles expire after 18 months of inactivity unless you had a Chase United card. Expiration policies are common among major airlines worldwide. They usually give travelers anywhere between 12 months to 36 months to use their miles before they disappear. Luckily, most airlines allow you to renew that time frame with any activity. For example, earning miles with another flight or just by shopping through an online portal.

“We want to demonstrate to our members that we are committing to them for the long-haul and giving customers a lifetime to use miles is an exceptionally meaningful benefit.” Airline’s vice president of loyalty and president of MileagePlus, Luc Bondar, said in a press statement.

With this move, United will be joining Delta and JetBlue who have previously implemented the ‘miles don’t expire’ practice.