And you think it’s tough to spend YOUR miles?

I can’t vouch for the veracity of the piece, but Trinidad & Tobago’s Newsday reports that BWIA is not offering any additional mileage redemption seats at all through April 2007.

    PERSONS wishing to use their BWEE Frequent Flyer Miles to book flights on BWIA may not be able to do so until April 2007 because all mile bookings for confirmed seats on BWIA for the rest of the year and early next year have been filled.

    Yesterday, Newsday received calls from several concerned persons who said they contacted the BWEE Miles centre and were told that they may not be able to use their Frequent Flyer Miles to book tickets for the remainder of 2006 and possibly the first three months of 2007. Checks by Newsday with the BWEE Miles centre revealed that confirmed seats on BWIA for the rest of the year have been filled and it may not be possible for persons to book a flight using BWEE Frequent Flyer Miles until April 2007.

    Some sources yesterday said this could be a case where people with frequent flyer miles wanted to use up as many miles as they could before BWIA is closed down on December 31 and its successor Caribbean Airlines begins operations in January. Contacted at a conference in London, BWIA communications manager Dionne Ligoure reiterated that BWEE Frequent Flyer Miles and Club memberships will be transferred to Caribbean Airlines and qualify on the new airline to ensure customer continuity and confidence.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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