8:21 am February 16, 2011, by Lauren Davidson
According to a story on ajc.com today, Delta is eliminating the expiration date from its SkyMiles program. The system had previously deleted any acquired frequent flier miles after two years of inactivity.
More from the story:
Delta — which also faces the prospect of Southwest Airlines’ arrival in Atlanta via its buyout of AirTran — has made other recent changes that affect its most frequent fliers at elite levels. But this one affects those at the other end of the spectrum: infrequent fliers.
Inside Flyer magazine publisher Randy Petersen said Delta has been “beat up a lot” about the difficulty of redeeming miles. Delta also previously allowed customers to restore expiring miles for a fee, but probably found “it really wasn’t that much income versus the badwill they were creating,” Petersen said.
Hear, hear! It’s time other airlines jumped on this bandwagon. How dare you take away miles I rightfully earned.
Will flying Delta be a better value for you now that its frequent flier miles don’t expire? Which airline has the best rewards program for you?
– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter
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