How to Keep Airline Miles & Hotel Points from Expiring

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.

LAX to Tokyo $444+ r/t, 4 Airlines Fare War!

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!

http://www.secretflying.com/2016/07/los-angeles-to-tokyo-japan-for-only-444-roundtrip/

Each of the airlines has its own rules and restrictions, see the blog post for details.

LAX to Tokyo $525+ r/t on American ANA United

Fly from Los Angeles to Tokyo for just $525 (American) or United and All Nippon Airways for just $538.

http://www.secretflying.com/2016/06/non-stop-from-los-angeles-to-tokyo-japan-for-only-525-roundtrip/

Available September to December. Some flights Narita, some Haneda airports.

SFO to HCMC Vietnam $525 Round-Trip on United / ANA

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

https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-deals/1506892/

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.

How You Can Avoid Last-Minute Booking Fees for Award Travel

MommyPoints has the details for frequent flyers on several airlines.

http://mommypoints.boardingarea.com/2016/03/06/avoiding-last-minute-booking-fees-on-award-tickets/

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.

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More Super-Cheap Airfares to Japan — Fare War

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

http://www.airfarewatchdog.com/cheap-flights/to-tokyo-japan/1562/?airport_code=nrt

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).

Japan. Photo by campra / Flickr