Travel News > November 2009 > Members warned to use or lose their Airmiles

Members warned to use or lose their Airmiles


Thousands of members of the Airmiles scheme risk losing their points simply because their accounts have lain dormant for two years or more.

Airmiles, which is owned by British Airways (, announced last January that it would cancel any accounts that remained inactive for 24 months.

Members who don't want to lose their points must either earn or redeem miles at least every couple of years or any they have banked will be wiped out.

The Airmiles ( scheme claims to have millions of members in the UK.

Members can earn Airmiles shopping as well as flying and Miles can be redeemed for goods and services in addition to flights and holidays.

Shoppers can earn Airmiles shopping at Tesco or online at number of stores including Tesco Direct,, and

Miles can also be earned on car hire, airport parking, airport shopping and on foreign exchange.

Airmiles embers can even earn up to 750 Miles recycling their old mobile phones. To do so, they need to log onto, enter their mobile make, model and condition, take out the SIM and memory cards and post the mobile to Airmiles.

Airmiles can be spent on flights, holidays or on a range of activities such as trips to the theatre, days out, spa packages or even learning a new skill such as offroad driving or paying for a photoshoot.

This week's top deals from Airmiles include three nights in Prague from £81 per person and 1,500 miles and three nights in Florence from £67 per person and 1,500 miles.

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