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 Choice Privileges Points Expire?

Your Choice Privileges points will expire if your account is inactive for a period of 18 months. To prevent your points from expiring, all you need to do is undertake a qualifying activity to reset the 18-month clock. Here’s what counts as qualifying activity (and the activity that won’t save your points).

Do Lufthansa Miles & More Miles Expire?

Lufthansa Miles & More miles expire 36 months after they were earned, and miles can’t be extended through account activity. However, there are serval options that will keep your miles alive indefinitely — including holding elite status and eligible spending on Miles & More credit cards. Let’s show you how.

Do JetBlue TrueBlue Points Expire?

JetBlue offers one of the most generous points expiration policies available. JetBlue points do not expire as long as your account remains open. There’s no requirement to have activity within any time frame to keep your points alive. That means you can earn JetBlue TrueBlue points without having to worry about expiration! Here’s how to earn TrueBlue points.

Do Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles Expire?

Hawaiian Airlines just changed its mileage expiration policy. Now your HawaiianMiles no longer expire regardless of whether you have any activity on your account or not. Before now, your miles would expire after 18-months of inactivity. Now that you don’t have to worry about miles expiring, let’s take a look at how you can earn HawaiianMiles

Do Alaska Mileage Plan Miles Expire?

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is one of a few U.S.-based airlines that still lets miles expire. To keep your valuable Alaska miles from expiring, you need to have earning or redemption activity on your account at least once in a 24 month period. In this post, we will show you what qualifies and some tips for keeping your account active.

Do Sonesta Travel Pass Points Expire?

With a footprint that’s tripled in size in the past few months, Sonesta Travel Pass is quickly becoming a major hotel option. If you’re looking at getting into the Sonesta Travel Pass program, you may be wondering if its points expire. Yes, if you have no activity on your account for a period of 24 months. Let’s show you what qualifies as activity.

Do British Airways Avios Expire?

British Airways offers a generous 36 month Avios expiration policy. All you have to do to keep your points alive is to have some earing, redeeming, purchasing, or sharing activity on your account in a 36-month period. Let’s show you all of the options you have to generate activity.