When United recently overhauled its award ticket rules this past summer many saw it as a massive devaluation. United had relatively friendly award routing rules that allowed one stopover and two open jaws on roundtrip award tickets.Those rules are gone now though and have been replaced by the “Excursionist Perk,” which is essentially a free segment on an international itinerary. It comes with new rules. We bring you workarounds. Read on.
What Citi Cards to Apply For Before the New Rules Go Into Effect
What are the New Bonus Rules?
Citi has continued to add restrictions to their rules that limit how often you can earn a sign-up bonus on their credit cards. They first added language that limited bonuses to once every 18 months per card, which was later increased to 24 months.
How to Keep Your AAdvantage Miles From Expiring
American Airlines AAdvantage miles expire 24 months after you earn them unless there’s some activity in your account. Luckily, you can reset the expiration date by either earning or redeeming miles, which means that there are dozens of ways to keep your miles fresh for your next award flight.
How to Keep Your United MileagePlus Miles From Expiring
Article update: United got rid of miles expiration and United miles now never expire (provided your United account is open and in good standing).
If you take the time to earn miles, you need to be aware of the rules for keeping those miles. Some airlines will claw back your miles if there isn’t any account activity within a certain number of months. In the case of United Airlines, you will forfeit your miles if you do not earn or redeem miles for 18 consecutive months. Let’s talk about what you can do to keep your miles.