Several carriers in the United States recently extended expiration dates on flight credits leading to a drop in the number of expiring tickets, according to Bloomberg.

  • American Airlines extended the expiration date for flight credits to March 31,2022 from December 31, 2021 previously. This covers tickets purchased by September 30, 2020 and for travel between March 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.
  • United extended the flight credit credits through March 31, 2022, covering tickets purchased between May 1, 2019 and March 31, 2021.
  • JetBlue Airways provided a 24-month expiration period for credits issued between March and June 2020. These must be used between the same months in 2022.
  • Alaska Air Group credits said credits issued after March 1, 2020 can be used until the end of 2022 to book trips with the actual travel dates until November 30, 2023.
  • Southwest extended expiration dates to September 7, 2022. This covers credits that would have expired between March 1 and September 7, 2020. 
  • Delta Air Lines extended travel credits to December 31, 2022, applicable to tickets booked before April 17, 2020 and for travel on or after March 1, 2020.
  • Corporate travel management firm tripActions says about 11% of all open, unused tickets are set to expire this year. this is down from 55% as of January 29.