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Effective immediately, your United MileagePlus miles will no longer expire.

That’s it.

No strings attached, no minimum activity needed, and no United credit card or other gimmick required.

In fact, United will even retroactively reinstate miles for those members whose miles expired in July and August of 2019.

Why this and why now? Luc Bondar, Vice President of Loyalty and President of MileagePlus, said:

We want to demonstrate to our members that we are committing to them for the long-haul and giving customers a lifetime to use miles is an exceptionally meaningful benefit.


I’d say this news is not only good for United customers, but potentially for American Airlines customers as well. In matching Delta, whose SkyMiles also do not expire, American Airlines will likely join the bandwagon as well. In the macro picture, it is rare when the Big 3 U.S. carriers do not eventually move in lock step.

Does this new change your opinion of the United MileagePlus program?

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