BREAKING NEWS: Delta SkyMiles Eliminates Expiration of Miles

Typically airlines try to encourage frequent flyer accounts to stay active by making you have some type of activity in your account within 18-24 months. I have been a long time member of Delta SkyMiles, and while I have never had an issue with having activity in my accounts to keep them active, today I received a notice from Delta stating our miles no longer expire.

The email reads:

You now can earn miles without worrying if and when they will expire as we have eliminated our mileage expiration policy – no asterisk, no fine print, no ifs, ands or buts.

We are proud to be the only major U.S. carrier without mileage expiration.

This is great news, and hopefully it puts pressure on other airlines to follow suit. The interesting piece is that Delta probably gains to lose some money with this change. I am sure Delta made a pretty penny on SkyMiles that went unused.

Earn Triple Airline Miles with Marriott Rewards MegaMiles Promotion

Register for Marriott Rewards MegaMiles Promotion, here and receive triple airline miles for a limited time.

Promo rules state:

* Stay at any of the more than 3,300 participating hotels between February 1 and April 30, 2011
* Earn triple miles with your preferred frequent flyer program with your second stay

*Existing members: in order to participate in this promotion, you must have miles as your earning preference. If you currently are earning points, you will need to update your profile to earn miles and choose your preferred frequent flyer program, before you can register.

American Airlines 10% Discount (for Kayak Users)

I received an email today from Kayak with an exclusive promotional code for 10% off an American Airlines flight. All you have to do is search for a flight on KAYAK before February 4, 2011, choose American Airlines, and purchase a ticket for travel before March 9, 2011. Reading the terms and conditions, it states it’s not transferrable.

However, I have no use for the code, so I might as well let someone else try and use it. The first person to respond to this post will get the code emailed to them. If I don’t hear from anyone by February 1, 2011, I’ll offer up the code elsewhere. The promo code has been redeemed.