When Do British Airways Avios Expire?

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British Airways Avios expire after 36 months of account inactivity, which can be extended every time you earn, spend, purchase, or share at least one Avio. 

How to Extend Your Avios

There are several ways to extend your Avios, including:

oneworld 2 OneWorld Alliance Airlines
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines American Airlines American Airlines
British Airways British Airways Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific
Finnair logo Finnair Iberia logo Iberia
Japan Airlines Japan Airlines Malaysia Airlines logo Malaysia Airlines
Qantas Logo Qantas Qatar Airways logo Qatar Airways
Royal Air Maroc Royal Air Maroc Royal Jordanian Royal Jordanian
S7 Airlines S7 Airlines Sri Lankan Airlines logo SriLankan Airlines

Comparison of Mileage Expiration Policies

Below are the mileage expiration policies for the major airline points program so you can see how British Airways stacks up to the competition. 

Airline Expiration
AEROMEXICO LOGO AeroMexico 24 months after inactivity
Air Canada Air Canada (Aeroplan) 18 months after inactivity
Air France Air France (Flying Blue) 24 months after inactivity
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines 24 months after inactivity
American Airlines American Airlines 18 months after inactivity
ANA ANA 36 months
Asiana Airlines Asiana Airlines 10 years
British Airways British Airways 36 months after inactivity
Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines Never
Emirates logo Emirates 3 years
Etihad Etihad 24 months from inactivity
EVA Air EVA Air 36 months
Iberia logo Iberia 36 months after inactivity
Korean Air Korean Air 10 years
Lufthansa Lufthansa 36 months
Qantas Logo Qantas 18 months after inactivity
Qatar Airways logo Qatar Airways 36 months after inactivity
Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines 36 months
Turkish Airlines logo Turkish Airlines 3 years
United Airlines logo United Airlines Never
Virgin Atlantic logo Virgin Atlantic Never
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