Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles miles expire three years on December 31st from the time the miles are earned.
For example, if you earned or transferred 10,000 miles in April 2021, those miles will expire on December 31, 2024.
The only way to extend the miles is to pay an expensive $10 fee per 1,000 miles.
Comparison of Mileage Expiration Policies
Below are the mileage expiration policies of the major airline points programs to see how Turkish Airlines compares to the competition.
|AeroMexico||24 months after inactivity|
|Air Canada (Aeroplan)||18 months after inactivity|
|Air France (Flying Blue)||24 months after inactivity|
|Alaska Airlines||24 months after inactivity|
|American Airlines||18 months after inactivity|
|Asiana Airlines||10 years|
|British Airways||36 months after inactivity|
|Delta Air Lines||Never|
|Etihad||24 months from inactivity|
|EVA Air||36 months|
|Iberia||36 months after inactivity|
|Korean Air||10 years|
|Qantas||18 months after inactivity|
|Qatar Airways||36 months after inactivity|
|Singapore Airlines||36 months|
|Turkish Airlines||3 years|