Over 4,500 members of FlyerTalk.com responded when asked, “How often do you check your frequent flyer program balances online?”
The majority of respondents, 40 percent, said they check their balances one or two times a month and 31 percent check one or two times a week. On the more extreme side, 14 percent check their accounts at least daily and 15 percent take a look rarely, if ever.
Bottom line: While we don’t think it’s necessary to keep a daily tally of your miles, we do recommend you keep tabs on your accounts to make sure your miles post after flying or completing partner activity and participating in promotions. Using one of the available online mileage managers can help you manage all of your accounts in one place.