Sam Helmy

Staff Writer

Sam joined the AwardWallet team in late 2016. He discovered points miles while planning trips in pursuit of his other passion scuba diving when he started using points and miles to get to some of the world’s best diving destinations. Eventually, he became a bit of an expert on how to use points and miles to get to diving destinations across the globe.


Over the years, Sam has lived in 6 countries and enjoys discovering new places and meeting new people, discovering new cultures, and learning new languages.


Sam currently lives in Spain, and when not working on points and miles he enjoys scuba diving, traveling, cooking, DIY, hiking, and walking with his wife and two dogs.

Do EVA Air Infinity MileageLands Miles Expire?

EVA Air Infinity MileageLands miles expire at the end of the month 36 months after being earned. There is no way to extend the validity of your miles or reinstate them once they expire. That means you’ll want to have a plan before transferring Citi ThankYou Points or Capital One Miles to EVA Air.

Transfer Capital One Miles to British Airways With a 20% Bonus

Capital One just launched its latest transfer bonus promotion. Now through August 31, 2022, you will receive a 20% bonus when you transfer Capital One miles to British Airways Executive Club Avios. Here are some great uses for this transfer bonus, including 11k-mile awards to Europe or 29k in business class.

Transfer Capital One Miles to Flying Blue with a 20% Bonus

Capital One just relaunched its 20% transfer bonus to Air France/KLM Flying Blue. The promotion is valid for transfers through August 31, 2022. With the recent improvement in these transfers (1:1) now, this bonus is better than previous iterations. These are the details and when it can make sense to utilize the promotion.

Do Aer Lingus AerClub Avios Expire?

Your AerClub Avios will expire if you have no qualifying activity on your account for 36 months. To reset your Avios expiration clock, you must earn, redeem, transfer, or purchase Avios at least once every 36 months. Here’s a list of qualifying activities.

American Express Boosts Earning Rates, Adds New Statement Credits to the Blue Cash Everyday Card

American Express just announced several new enhancements to the no-annual-fee Amex Blue Cash Everyday. New features include an increased earning rate at gas stations, a new 3% cashback earning category on online retail purchases, new statement credits for meal delivery ($15/month) and Disney Bundle ($7/month). Plus, there’s a sleek new card design to cap it off.

[Extended Expiration Pause] Do Air Canada Aeroplan Points Expire?

Today, Aeroplan announced an extension of its points expiration pause. This comes not long after Aeroplan extended its point expiration policy. Instead of points expiring after 12 months of inactivity, you now have to generate activity every 18 months to keep your Aeroplan points alive. But, you don’t have to worry about any Aeroplan points expiring through May 31, 2023.

Do Aeromexico Club Premier Points Expire?

Aeromexico Club Premier points will expire 24 months from the date they were earned if you have no accrual activity on your account. Here’s how to generate qualifying activity to keep your Aeromexico points from expiring.

New American Airlines Companion Upgrades Policy, End of 500-Mile Upgrades

All American Airlines elites now receive complimentary upgrades on domestic and short-haul international flights. Even better, companions traveling with elite members also receive a complimentary upgrade when flying with their elite status travel companion. Any unused 500-mile upgrade certificates will be converted to 250 Loyalty Points on July 31, 2022 – unless you take action before then.