Miles ending on Feb. 2012 on AA

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  1. Jaar123

    Jaar123 New Member

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    Good morning to all.

    We need some advice concerning expiration of 34000 miles in Feb. 2012 on AA.

    We fly once a year and can not use the miles due to nofly dates when we need to fly.

    Should we get an Elite status just not to loose the miles or what else?

    Thanks.

     
  2. rwoman
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    rwoman Gold Member

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    Are your miles already expired? If you fly once per year, the date should have been extended.

    Any activity on your account will extend the expiration date...I think it is 18 months...even for elites. Using the AA shopping mall for online purchases can help you earn miles and have activity that will extend expiration.

    https://www.aadvantageeshopping.com/

    I'm not sure how/if you can get expired miles reinstated.
     
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  3. Jaar123

    Jaar123 New Member

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    Good morning rwoman:

    Thank you for your response.

    No, our miles are still available until Feb. 2012.

    We will follow your advice and will look into AA shopping mall.

    We lost 36000 already about 6 months ago.

    Again thanks.

    Sincerely,

    I
     
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  4. marcwint55

    marcwint55 Gold Member

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    You can also get one of the Citibank AA credit cards which will keep miles from ever expiring if you just use it once in a while. AA used to allow you to pay a small fee to re-instate expired miles. Try calling them and asking if you can. Welcome to Milepoint.
     
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  5. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    HaveMilesWillTravel Gold Member

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    That was four months ago!? Do you mean 2013?
     
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    deant Milepoint Guide

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    Welcome to MP.

    Assuming you mean that your points expire some time in the future, you can also us the AA IDine and spend a few dollars at a local "associated" restaurant and earn points which will extent the validity of your miles for another 18 months.
     
  7. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Or use a car rental to have a few miles credited to your AA account.
     
  8. viguera
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    viguera Gold Member

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    The AA mileage reactivation is one of the simplest processes out there. Just call AAdvantage customer service and tell them you want to get your miles back and they'll sign you up for the re-engagement challenge.

    You can sign up for a Citi AA card on the spot as mentioned and you'll get the 36k miles back after $750 spend -- plus whatever other bonuses they have for the cards now, probably 30-35k miles I think (I haven't looked).

    You can also have the miles reactivated if you earn 5k miles in transactions on the e-shopping mall or fly 1 r/t flight with AA of at least 750 miles each way.

    You'll have 6 months from the day you call to complete the challenge, so make sure you're ready when you call.
     
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  9. jmjgp12

    jmjgp12 Silver Member

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    Great ideas here already -- not sure if this was already mentioned but just in case ... if you have a SPG or HHonors account link it to your AA AAdvantage account and make sure that you tell them to send the points for the stay to AA (I believe you can "double dip" with Hilton) which should give you some account activity and extend the mileage expiration date. Double check the fine print on this though but any activity - such as the hotel stay - should do the trick for you!
     
  10. wrxmom

    wrxmom Gold Member

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    Elite status won't prevent your miles from expiring. However, flying (regardless of whether you fly enough to reach Elite status or not) will.
     

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