Before I left the UK, I went through boxes of old stuff and threw some things out. Something I found was a letter from Delta airlines from 2001 (Yes I flew couple of weeks after 9/11 – to LA) about some frequent flier miles I had earned.
I usually find seem to get a cheaper deal with an airline I had not flown before, so loyalty doesn’t really come into it, and burying this letter in a cupboard somewhere, those point expired in 2004.
I have some miles with BMI, British Midland I earned in 2009 which combined with a credit card I used to have will get me a European flight but still needing to pay the taxes.
I have some points with Airberlin, which I am unlikely to use. Is there a way that these unwanted points could be pooled together and given to a Christian organisations that have volunteers working overseas? Of course, you would need to study the terms and conditions, something I quite can’t be bothered to do right now…
Here is a amusing email from (2/2/2011) I got only weeks ago, a bit before various different Arab nations have been taking it in turns to get a bit cross with their government, BMI have asked me if I want to try out their new route, to Tripoli, capital of Libya!!
Erm, I will think about it!!