Do Air France/KLM FlyingBlue Miles Expire?

Keeping your Air France/KLM Flying Blue miles alive is easy. Simply take a flight with Flying Blue or a partner at least once every two years, or make a purchase with a qualifying co-branded credit card at least once every two years to keep you miles alive indefinitely.

A Beginner’s Guide to Credit Card Application Rules

U.S banks play a huge role in the travel rewards ecosystem. Learning about credit card application rules won’t be the most exciting part of your points-and-miles education. But it’s hard to overstate the importance of building a healthy relationship with the banks. In this post, we explain how to build a sustainable, long term credit-card strategy—without falling out of the banks’ good graces.

Do Hilton Honors Points Expire?

Hilton just improved its point expiration policy. Now members have to generate qualifying activity every 15 months (instead of every 12 months) to avoid point expiration. The catch is that not all activity is qualifying for extending your expiration date. Here’s what you need to know about keeping your Hilton points alive—even without needing to stay at a Hilton hotel.

Do Southwest Rapid Rewards Points Expire?

Southwest Rapid Rewards points used to expire if you didn’t maintain activity. Now, that’s no longer the case. Starting in October 2019, Southwest points will only expire if you close your account. Still, you may want to utilize these techniques to earn Southwest points—even if you no longer need to worry about generating activity.

Chase (Temporarily?) Expanding 5/24 Policy to Credit Limit Increases

Chase seems to be making a lot of changes to lower its exposure to the shifting financial climate. We’ve seen card application denials, reduced credit limits, and even total account shutdowns. Now, Chase has found a new way to implement it’s notorious 5/24 rule. If you’re at or over 5/24, Chase may not approve you for a credit limit increase. Here’s what that may mean for you.

Do Qatar Airways Qmiles Expire?

Qatar Airways just improved the expiration policy for its Privilege Club Qmiles. Previously, Qmiles had an inflexible lifespan of a minimum of 3 years regardless of activity. Now, whenever you generate activity, your miles expiration clock will be extended by 36 months. Here’s how to generate qualifying activity, even without flying.

Do Air Canada Aeroplan Miles Expire?

Aeroplan just changed its expiration policy, and thankfully it’s for the better. Instead of miles expiring after 12 months of inactivity, you now have to generate activity every 18 months to keep your Aeroplan miles alive. Here are some strategies on how to generate activity, and how to get your miles reinstated if they’ve expired.