How to Save Your Expiring Airline Miles…Instantaneously

Chase Ultimate Rewards LogoMost airline miles eventually expire. Most can be saved by having activity in your account. But what if you’ve procrastinated so that your miles are just days (or hours) away from extinction.

In the case of Southwest Rapid Rewards points, this Million Mile Secrets blog post recommends transferring some Chase Ultimate Rewards points into your Rapid Rewards account. According to the post, the transfer (conversion) happens instantly.

Other methods of preserving your miles, like donating some to charity, purchasing some from the airline, or buying something through the airline’s portal, may take a few days.