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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

How to keep airline miles from expiring for about $3

Want to keep your airline miles from expiring?

United (and several other airlines) allow you to add miles to your account by making small web purchases through online vendors connected to their website.

I used this last month pick up about 2 miles on United, thus saving about 12000 miles from expiring because of their 36-month account inactivity deadline. (It cost me about $3, for bargan-bin purchase on

The catch is that you have to add miles a few months before the deadline, since it takes them a while to post.


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