Aging Miles

I am sharing here what I have been reading. We have been victims of this ourselves. Life happens and you just forget to check your statements online and lose out as time flies by.
“The trap, as one of my clients puts, is the expiring mileage game. Which is not unique to American Airlines. Don’t accrue or redeem miles in 18 months or so, and they all go away. But American also does not send mileage statements when there is no activity, and they don’t send warnings. So, while all that is necessary to keep miles active is buying some small thing from a merchant on the AA.com site, or buying a few miles, or renting a car, or one of a number of simple things, if you aren’t alert, you lose.”The full article is here: http://www.tripso.com/today/american-airlines-to-travel-agents-and-passengers-pay-attention-or-pay-up/