Many, or most, airlines and hotel chains advertise that their miles / points ‘never expire,’ but that is only half-true. They may not expire, but they can permanently disappear from your account if you are not careful. This blog post tells what you can do.
How to Keep Points from Expiring
In general, you need some sort of activity in your account to protect your miles and points. In a few cases, such as All Nippon Airways, your miles do expire and there is nothing you can do to prevent it…use them or lose them.
This deal won’t last long. Fly Los Angeles to Tokyo on ANA, Delta, Singapore and United as low as $444 round-trip.
Airfare Steal: Los Angeles to Tokyo from $444 Roundtrip on Four Major Airlines!
Each of the airlines has its own rules and restrictions, see the blog post for details.
Fly from Los Angeles to Tokyo for just $525 (American) or United and All Nippon Airways for just $538.
Available September to December. Some flights Narita, some Haneda airports.
This Fall / Winter / Spring you can fly All Nippon Airways (ANA) / United from San Francisto to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, for just $525 round-trip
United / All Nippon Airways – $525: San Francisco – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
Certain restrictions apply, of course. HCMC, previously known as Saigon, is the lively city in US ally nation Viet Nam.
These are very inexpensive fares for round-trip travel to cities like Bangkok BKK and Kuala Lumpur KUL. Depart from Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, many flights route through Tokyo.
Fares available many dates this Fall and Winter on ANA, Delta and United Airlines.
The flights end in Phnom Penh, which is just a boat ride from World Heritage Site Angkor Wat.
Angkor Wat is an immense temple site which is on many, many bucket lists. Fly Air Canada and/or ANA.
This low fare won’t last.
MommyPoints has the details for frequent flyers on several airlines.
Buying an airline ticket at the last minute can be very expensive in dollars, less so with frequent-flyer miles / points. If you have elite status, there may be no additional cost in miles.
The big 3 U.S. majors – American, Delta and United – and others – ANA, Air China – continue to offer very low fares to Japan…as low as $435 round-trip.
Delta / United / American – Starting $436: United States – Tokyo, Japan. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
In the current round of fare cuts, Delta started and then was matched by United and American. A couple of dozen U.S. cities are included in the fare war.
If you have ever wanted to visit Japan, this is a very inexpensive time to do so. And you will receive some frequent-flyer miles (varies with the airline).