Monday, March 10, 2008

Quiet (bad) changes

United quietly stole away my air miles. I was almost at the point where I would get a free flight, after maybe 10 years of patiently saving miles.

They changed their policy - they are no longer letting the air miles last forever. Which means I will never get a free flight.


Orrange said...

when do they expire now? i am in the process of trying to save a bunch too

Paul Merrill said...

No idea. I have been too lazy to look into that. I just know that I'll never reach 25,000 miles now, unless they change it back to "never expire".

Anonymous said...

They shouldn't be allowed to do that!

The Lone Beader said...

That's too bad. I'm surprised they didn't sign on to be partners with another frequent flyer mile program.

Shilingi-Moja said...

Other changes that are coming from United and US Air, at least according to our travel department:

1. "Free" checked baggage allowance -- 1 (yes, one) piece at 23 kg

2. 2nd piece at a fee and no additional excess baggage.

Traveling to live overseas is going to get harder and more expensive.