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The end of the year is not only the “season of giving”, but it is also when lots of travel perks and goodies tend to expire if they aren’t used. This makes it the perfect time to share those upgrades, lounge passes, and more that you aren’t going to be able to use yourself. Something like an expiring lounge pass may not seem like much to you, but it can really brighten someone else’s travel day, especially if they aren’t used to enjoying a free glass of wine and a snack in the lounge before a flight.
I have a few things to share from my stash and that of a consistently generous Mommy Points’ reader, but I would love if you have anything to offer and want to add it to the pile, too. There isn’t going to be a scientific way we manage this, so please let’s just keep this fun and happy.
If you have something to share you can email me at mommypoints at mommypoints.com and I will add it to the list, or you can just list it in the comments section and I’ll do my best to link your travel goodies with gracious travelers who can use them.
If you see something listed that you or a loved one can put to good use before it expires, leave a message in the comments and I’ll contact those I think we can help by Sunday, December 17th, since there are tight deadlines on most of these things and all items require being mailed.
- A pair of American Airlines Admiral’s Club Lounge passes – expiring 12/31/17
- A pair of United Club passes – expiring 1/31/18
- An American Airlines one-class, one-segment domestic upgrade.
- Several United Regional Premier Upgrades and one United Global Premier Upgrade (GPU is now claimed) expiring 1/31/18 – must be R space available and be in an eligible fare class. Here is a post on how to check for United upgrade space.
The upgrade is from the American Airlines Business Extra program and is not valid on fares booked in B, N, O, Q, or S fare classes. I’m not an AA upgrade expert, but I believe you can look for upgrade space on ExpertFlyer and you are looking for C space on a domestic two-cabin plane. I’m not sure how to find the space without ExpertFlyer, so this one may need to go to someone familiar with that whole process to ensure it doesn’t go to waste. You need the paper American upgrade certificate and lounge passes in your hands when you travel, so please allow time for these to be mailed (meaning your flight needs to be at least a few days out).
Thanks to those who share and safe travels to those with upcoming flights!
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