Delta Eliminates Expiration Dates on SkyMiles Frequent Flyer Program

Delta Eliminates Expiration Dates on SkyMiles Frequent Flyer Program

Delta Eliminates Expiration Dates on SkyMiles Frequent Flyer Program

Competition between the major air carriers has always been fierce.  As fuel costs continue to rise that competition will become even more so as flyers search for better deals.  One place that the airlines can offer more incentives to customers is in the programs they run for frequent flyers, where mileage towards tickets can be earned both by flying and by purchasing items from airline partners.

Delta Air Lines, one of the major American air carriers and one of the largest in the world, recently announced that they were making changes to how their frequent flyer program is managed. Like most airlines, frequent flyer mileage at Delta used to have a two year expiration date from the time of the last miles earned. Now the company says that as an extra benefit to their frequent flyer customers, they have eliminated expiration dates and all mileage earned from the first of January will stay current indefinitely.

At the moment that makes them the only large American airline doing that but no doubt others will soon follow. The Delta frequent flyer program is called SkyMiles and they are looking to that program to provide enough incentives that members in the program will stay loyal and continue to fly with Delta.


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