An Easy Way to Keep Frequent Flyer Miles From Expiring

You don't have to fly to keep your account active.

Are you guilty of letting your frequent flyer miles expire and missing out on an opportunity to score a free flight? If so, you’re not alone. More than a quarter of the people surveyed in a poll commissioned by, a site that helps consumers maximize travel points, said they have let some or all of their frequent flyer miles expire. Perhaps it’s because, according to the poll, more than half of those surveyed don’t know how the frequent flyer programs that they’re enrolled in work.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor,

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.