Frequent Flyer Millage 11/25/2008 17:52
原来UA Millage不过期。那天听朋友说现在过期了。今天一查,发现把我原来的43297个英里全作废了。

我就没有看到他们的信。问起来说:只寄过一封regular mail and it was sent 1/17/07 and the millage expired 12/1/07. And in between they sent nothing.

请问:有什么办法能要回来?

他们提供了3条,可是英语太差我没听清楚是什么。

生活怎么这么麻烦呢?

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刚给AAdvantage打了电话。因为据说我有俩个不同的frequent flyer number. So I called to combine them and only to find that i actually have 3 and 1 expires.

For a person like me, I am recording here so that i won't forget in the future. I think i am not only and this information may help others too.

AA millage also expires 18 months.

After the talk, it seems that opening a Citibank account is the best choice:

1. It gives 25000 bonus millage
2. it reactivates my expired miles.
3. Any purchase using the card will add millage and push back the expiration date.

Two other ways to reactivate the expired accounts:

1. Fly 1 round trip with AA
2. earn 5000 miles in a year
3. as i mentioned above, open a citibank account.

AA is much better than United - i will try to call and reach a different person.
wildcrane at 11/25/2008 18:16 快速引用
There are a lot of ways to keep your FF programs live. For ex, car rental, dining with credit card, some online programs, use your points for magazine subscription...
pompano at 11/25/2008 18:32 快速引用
I heard from a friend, two tricks
1, donate some miles to charity
2, purchase something using your related card.

But, for flying back to China, AA/UA is not my favorite choice, too cramped.

Continental is much better.

wildcrane :
刚给AAdvantage打了电话。因为据说我有俩个不同的frequent flyer number. So I called to combine them and only to find that i actually have 3 and 1 expires.

For a person like me, I am recording here so that i won't forget in the future. I think i am not only and this information may help others too.

AA millage also expires 18 months.

After the talk, it seems that opening a Citibank account is the best choice:

1. It gives 25000 bonus millage
2. it reactivates my expired miles.
3. Any purchase using the card will add millage and push back the expiration date.

Two other ways to reactivate the expired accounts:

1. Fly 1 round trip with AA
2. earn 5000 miles in a year
3. as i mentioned above, open a citibank account.

AA is much better than United - i will try to call and reach a different person.
Bono at 11/25/2008 18:32 快速引用
confused confused confused

wildcrane :
原来UA Millage不过期。那天听朋友说现在过期了。今天一查,发现把我原来的43297个英里全作废了
pompano at 11/25/2008 18:33 快速引用
pompano :
There are a lot of ways to keep your FF programs live. For ex, car rental, dining with credit card, some online programs, use your points for magazine subscription...


Thanks.

But any suggestion that now over 43k is expired from 12/1/07?
wildcrane at 11/25/2008 18:44 快速引用
pompano :
confused confused confused

wildcrane :
原来UA Millage不过期。那天听朋友说现在过期了。今天一查,发现把我原来的43297个英里全作废了


什么意思啊?

原来是不过期阿。而且是从去年12月1号开始18个月过期。只给我发了一封普通邮件通知我。

and their 3 ways to regain the expired millage sounds ridiculous to me.

1. if spend/fly from nov28,07-12/1/07
2. buy back, every 0.0125c a mile
3. pay 199$ registration fee, and purchase round trip tickets within 90days of registration.
wildcrane at 11/25/2008 18:50 快速引用
NWA worldperks does not expire.
wildcrane at 11/25/2008 19:24 快速引用
No more NWA. It's aquired by Delta. The worldperks will be gone once the merger is complete.

wildcrane :
NWA worldperks does not expire.
pompano at 11/25/2008 21:02 快速引用
Some times, Chinese is ambiguous. Now, I know 原来 means "it used to be"...

The option #2 sounds cheap. You sure it's not 0.0125 dollar per mile?

What's the registration fee for option 3?

Actually, option #1 is not bad. Just buy an air ticket to NYC for a weekend trip.


wildcrane :
原来是不过期阿。而且是从去年12月1号开始18个月过期。只给我发了一封普通邮件通知我。

and their 3 ways to regain the expired millage sounds ridiculous to me.

1. if spend/fly from nov28,07-12/1/07
2. buy back, every 0.0125c a mile
3. pay 199$ registration fee, and purchase round trip tickets within 90days of registration.
pompano at 11/25/2008 21:05 快速引用
UA大概是去年还是前年开始,每次可以涉及里程的活动(积分或者用分数换购之类的),能将目前的里程数激活18个月。如果这18个月里没有动静的话,里程数就会作废。
mountsea at 11/25/2008 21:13 快速引用
Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines Merger Approved

There is no change to your WorldPerks and/or SkyMiles accounts and you can continue to earn or redeem miles in either program. In late 2009, the WorldPerks and SkyMiles programs will merge. WorldPerks members should continue to book award travel at nwa.com and SkyMiles members should continue to book award travel at delta.com. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about this merger.

pompano :
No more NWA. It's aquired by Delta. The worldperks will be gone once the merger is complete.

wildcrane :
NWA worldperks does not expire.
leefd at 11/25/2008 21:18 快速引用
pompano :
Some times, Chinese is ambiguous. Now, I know 原来 means "it used to be"...

The option #2 sounds cheap. You sure it's not 0.0125 dollar per mile?

What's the registration fee for option 3?

Actually, option #1 is not bad. Just buy an air ticket to NYC for a weekend trip.


wildcrane :
原来是不过期阿。而且是从去年12月1号开始18个月过期。只给我发了一封普通邮件通知我。

and their 3 ways to regain the expired millage sounds ridiculous to me.

1. if spend/fly from nov28,07-12/1/07
2. buy back, every 0.0125c a mile
3. pay 199$ registration fee, and purchase round trip tickets within 90days of registration.



Option 1 is about past transactions. People like WC don't remember or keep records at all.

Option 2 sounds too cheap. I would double pay that and get WC's mileage for myself.

Option 3 sounds like to register a "challenge program". You meet the challenge by purchase round trip tickets within 90 days. You should hold if you decide to go with this.

I am not sure how UA program works. But I am sure WC didn't catch everything very clearly.

That's a lot mileage, worth around $600 if you use it well. Again, using the mileage is still a headache for WC. The program is not designed for people like her. Or should I say, they design the program just for people like her. Haha
Nike at 11/25/2008 21:28 快速引用
狂笑 狂笑 狂笑

Nike :
The program is not designed for people like her. Or should I say, they design the program just for people like her. Haha
pompano at 11/25/2008 21:32 快速引用
同意。 ff对经常business travel的人说还有意义。 对我们来说向比较没有什么好处。 其实用ff做upgrade to business class比换机票合算。60000分只能换一次去asia的来回票等于900元。 在机场换shanghai - boston business class看情况有时候只要15000-30000miles。在机场买upgrade最低也要900美元单程。 但这要看你本来票子是什么价位。 不是所有经济舱都可以的。

Nike :
pompano :
Some times, Chinese is ambiguous. Now, I know 原来 means "it used to be"...

The option #2 sounds cheap. You sure it's not 0.0125 dollar per mile?

What's the registration fee for option 3?

Actually, option #1 is not bad. Just buy an air ticket to NYC for a weekend trip.


wildcrane :
原来是不过期阿。而且是从去年12月1号开始18个月过期。只给我发了一封普通邮件通知我。

and their 3 ways to regain the expired millage sounds ridiculous to me.

1. if spend/fly from nov28,07-12/1/07
2. buy back, every 0.0125c a mile
3. pay 199$ registration fee, and purchase round trip tickets within 90days of registration.



Option 1 is about past transactions. People like WC don't remember or keep records at all.

Option 2 sounds too cheap. I would double pay that and get WC's mileage for myself.

Option 3 sounds like to register a "challenge program". You meet the challenge by purchase round trip tickets within 90 days. You should hold if you decide to go with this.

I am not sure how UA program works. But I am sure WC didn't catch everything very clearly.

That's a lot mileage, worth around $600 if you use it well. Again, using the mileage is still a headache for WC. The program is not designed for people like her. Or should I say, they design the program just for people like her. Haha
leefd at 11/25/2008 21:40 快速引用
哎,太浪费了,太浪费了。。。 frustrated frustrated
开会 at 11/25/2008 22:14 快速引用
刚发现我被严重嘲笑了一番嘛 Laughing

不过太中肯了。太了解我了 感动 讨厌

我回头还是要返回来想办法把我的历程找回来用了。我太笨了。我需要有人盯着。

其实如果我很多年以前用,那时候一个里程好像价值比现在高多了。

这样吧,谁如果愿意给我管理,给你抽成 Laughing

这次去死亡谷,仍然没有用任何已存millage.

问个问题:你怎么折算成钱的(600)?我总共可能有25万英里,值多少钱?
wildcrane at 12/05/2008 11:45 快速引用
1 mile is approx. 1 cent.

wildcrane :
刚发现我被严重嘲笑了一番嘛 Laughing

不过太中肯了。太了解我了 感动 讨厌

我回头还是要返回来想办法把我的历程找回来用了。我太笨了。我需要有人盯着。

其实如果我很多年以前用,那时候一个里程好像价值比现在高多了。

这样吧,谁如果愿意给我管理,给你抽成 Laughing

这次去死亡谷,仍然没有用任何已存millage.

问个问题:你怎么折算成钱的(600)?我总共可能有25万英里,值多少钱?
pompano at 12/05/2008 11:53 快速引用
是2500吗?

不能找你管理,那么多0,和.0,算半天才算出来 wink Laughing (不过是真的,用caculator算的)

pompano :
1 mile is approx. 1 cent.

wildcrane :
刚发现我被严重嘲笑了一番嘛 Laughing

不过太中肯了。太了解我了 感动 讨厌

我回头还是要返回来想办法把我的历程找回来用了。我太笨了。我需要有人盯着。

其实如果我很多年以前用,那时候一个里程好像价值比现在高多了。

这样吧,谁如果愿意给我管理,给你抽成 Laughing

这次去死亡谷,仍然没有用任何已存millage.

问个问题:你怎么折算成钱的(600)?我总共可能有25万英里,值多少钱?
wildcrane at 12/05/2008 12:12 快速引用
Continental 算是哪家的Frequent Flyer?

我需要想想能把哪个用用或激活一下。但应该fly continental.

ok - checked. i don't have enough in CA: only 16028.

飞来飞去也没用上我的历程。
wildcrane at 4/22/2009 18:30 快速引用
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