Over the past few weeks we have been passing along the news of many airline and hotel loyalty programs extending the elite status for their members and now AIR MILES has followed suit. The program reached out to us today to pass along the news that Gold and Onyx elite status members will have their status extended to the end of 2021. AIR MILES has also extended the period of their travel change fee waiver to the end of May.
Here are the details that AIR MILES provided to us:
AIR MILES GOLD® and Onyx® Status Extension
For Collectors who achieved AIR MILES GOLD® or Onyx® Collector status in 2019, their status has been automatically extended for an entire year – until December 31, 2021. Given the current circumstances, AIR MILES understands that it may be hard to re-qualify for status in 2020 and wanted to provide our Collectors with the assurance that your status and benefits are secure.
Travel change fee extension
Additionally, AIR MILES is extending its one-time waiver of all AIR MILES change fees until May 31, 2020 for all bookings with travel dates between March 13, 2020 and May 31, 2020. This one-time waiver applies to changes on existing bookings made through AIR MILES. Cancellations, however, are facilitated by AIR MILES in accordance with the policies put in place by individual airlines, travel Partners and providers.
As you can see the travel change fee waiver has been pushed back by a month as that was originally set for April 30. For the extension of status you can see it is for those who achieved status in 2019. I have asked AIR MILES about those who qualified in 2020 as technically their status would end in March 2021. At this time I am still awaiting a response but once I get the answer I’ll update the post. Be sure to check back through out the day for that update!
UPDATE 9:59am MT: AIR MILES has confirmed that if you earn status in 2020 it will also be extended to the end of 2021!
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