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Recap of Miles and Points Temporary Extensions

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, airline and hotel loyalty programs have paused/extended expiry policies to their miles and points. Today’s post is a current snapshot of the state of these programs.

Please note that we ongoingly update our COVID-19 updates page as well for most up-to-date information.

Below is a current recap of the miles and points expiry extensions:

Air Canada / Aeroplan

  • Normally no expiry as long as there is an activity (earn or redeem) once every 12 months.
  • OFFER: Aeroplan miles expiry are on paused until July 14, 2020.

Air Miles 

  • Normally no expiry as long as there is an activity (earn or redeem) once every 24 months.
  • OFFER: Miles expiry is extended by 2 months from the regular 24 months of inactivity.

Alaska Airlines

  • Normally no expiry as long as there is an activity (earn or redeem) once every 24 months.
  • NO current offers.

American Airlines

  • Normally no expiry as long as there is an activity (earn or redeem) once every 18 months.
  • NO current offers.

Best Western

  • Normally no expiry policy.

British Airways

  • Normally no expiry as long as there is an activity (earn or redeem) once every 36 months.
  • NO current offers.

Cathay Pacific

  • Normally no expiry as long as there is an activity (earn or redeem) once every 18 months.
  • NO current offers.

Choice Hotels

  • Normally no expiry as long as there is an activity (earn or redeem) once every 18 months.
  • OFFER: points expiry paused until December 31, 2020.

Cineplex

  • Normally no expiry as long as there is an activity (earn or redeem) once every 24 months.
  • NO current offers.

Delta Air Lines

  • Normally no expiry policy.

Hilton

  • Normally no expiry as long as there is an activity (earn or redeem) once every 12 months.
  • OFFER: expiration of all points are paused until December 31, 2020.

Hyatt

  • Normally no expiry as long as there is an activity (earn or redeem) once every 24 months.
  • OFFER: expiration of points are suspended from forfeiture through December 31, 2020.

IHG Hotels and Resorts

  • Normally no expiry as long as there is an activity (earn or redeem) once every 12 months.
  • Points never expire for all members with Elite status members, for everyone else,
  • OFFER: points expiry are paused until December 31, 2020.

Marriott Hotels and Resorts

  • Normally no expiry as long as there is an activity (earn or redeem) once every 24 months.
  • OFFER: points expiration are paused until February 2021.

Porter Airlines

  • Normally no expiry as long as there is an activity (earn or redeem) once every 24 months.
  • NO current offers.

United Airlines

  • Normally no expiry policy.

VIA Rail

  • Normally no expiry policy.

WestJet

  • Normally no expiry policy, except on limited time offers.

Wydham Hotels and Resorts

  • Normally points expire after 4 years regardless of activity. Points also expiry if there is no activity after 18 months.
  • OFFER: expiration of points are paused until September 30, 2020.

Please let us know if we are missing anything in the comment section below! 

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