Even after you die, your frequent fly miles and points may live on for your friends or family, depending on the airline.
Some have official methods of passing your points on to a relative in the event of death, while others have stricter guidelines that do not allow transfers whatsoever. A few companies also have collections programs where you and your friends can automatically share points, so even if you die, your points and miles won't go to waste.
The easiest thing you can do, but to give someone your points and miles after death is to make sure they have access to your username and password, according to the Travel Guides website The Points Guy.
That way, your friend or relative can use your miles without formally notifying the airline, which often requires documentation and fees.
To see what some of the official guidelines are, there are seven major US airlines to say about the transfer of miles and points after someone dies.
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Although American Airlines says members usually cannot transfer points or miles after they die, the company allows some exceptions "upon receipt of documentation which is satisfactory to American Airlines. " (AP Photo / Alan Diaz)
According to American Airlines' terms and conditions of the AAdvantage program, miles and credits do not constitute the member's property. "
" Neither the mileage accrued, nor the granting of tickets nor the status, nor the upgrades can be transmitted by the member (i) upon death, (ii) as part of a genealogy relationship, or (iii) by any other means the law, "the website states.
The Website explains there are some exceptions, and states:" However, American Airlines may, in its sole discretion, credit accrued mileage to persons specifically identified in court approved divorce cases and wills upon receipt of documentation that is satisfactory for American Airlines and upon payment of any applicable fees. "19659047] Delta Air Lines
Delta will not allow members to transfer their miles after death at all, in accordance with SkyMiles membership rules. (IStock)
Delta Air Lines & # 39; SkyMiles membership has strict miles or points transfer rules, according to program rules.
"Miles is not a member of the property," Delta says to the site's rules. "Except as specifically authorized in the Members Manual and Program Rules or otherwise in writing by a Delta officer, miles may not be sold, attached, seized, charged, pledged or transferred under any circumstances, including without limitation, by operation of law, at death , or in connection with any dispute between domestic matters and / or legal proceedings. "
Frontier Airlines allows members to transfer their miles to their heirs after death as long as their relatives can obtain a death certificate or letter from the executioner. (iStock)
Frontier Airlines has several ways miles can be transferred in its Frontier Miles program, according to its terms and conditions.
Two or more members can link accounts and earn points through the company's Family Pooling program – so if your account is linked to someone else's account (it may be a friend or relative), they can access your miles after you die automatic.
If your account is not linked to anyone else's, your loved ones will need a death certificate or letter from the executioner.
“In the case of multiple executions or heirs for miles based on court documents, the miles are divided as directed by the court. In case an heir does not have a Frontier Miles account, they can sign up or submit written permission to waive their rights to their miles, and those miles will be shared between the remaining heirs, the website says.