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Jessica Peterson wants a refund for her American Airlines miles. She bought 17,000 miles to cover the cost of a ticket, but then American Airlines lowered the number of miles needed for the transaction. Now, the airline is balking at helping her undo the transaction. “Now that I don’t need the miles I purchased, can I get a refund?”
Carol Weiss’s frequent flier miles “never expire.” Except that they just did. Can our advocacy team save them? “Relax, your miles don’t expire? Yeah, right, American Airlines”
Where have Katherine Martin’s miles gone? And will someone from Alaska Airlines help her find them? “What happened to my miles, Alaska Airlines?”
Racking up frequent flyer miles is a cinch. Flights, credit cards, hotel stays, even Netflix and mortgage brokers now allow ways for you to earn frequent flyer points.
But using award miles for a free airline ticket? That’s monumental challenge.
“Why is it such a Herculean task to use your miles?”