United Airlines announced that effective immediately, MileagePlus award miles never expire, giving members a lifetime to use miles on flights, experiences, hotels, and more.
Previously, miles after a certain period of time, without any activity would fall off of a members account. Members could maintain their mile balance through a variety of activities including traveling on United and using a United Chase credit card.
“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,” said Luc Bondar, vice president of loyalty and president of MileagePlus at United. “Our MileagePlus program provides customers more ways to earn and use miles than any other U.S. airline. More customers used miles to book award trips in 2018 than in any year before, and we expect with today’s announcement that even more will use miles to travel the world in the years to come.”
Recently, United has enhanced its MileagePlus program to give customers more options such as a partnership with CLEAR that includes free or discounted CLEAR membership pricing for U.S.-based MileagePlus members.
United’s MileagePlus program now joins the ranks with Delta’s Skymiles and JetBlue’s True Blue mileage programs as the miles from each of these programs don’t expire.