Delta Shortens SkyMiles Expiration Period, Credit Card Use One Way to Extend Dates
By Seth Harbison
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Delta Airlines announced yesterday that frequent flyer accounts with no activity for two years will face the expiration of all miles in those accounts. Previously, the expiration period was three years. While the reduction is significant, holders of Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express can keep their accounts active simply by using their cards—no actual travel is required for card users to keep their miles valid.
Delta also announced a change that would allow travelers to combine different ticket types within the same frequent flyer itinerary, saving miles in the process . For example, SkyMiles members could use miles to fly first class on one leg of a trip and coach on the return flight, thus saving on overall miles used.
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