Malaysia Airlines previously announced its first Covid-19 miles and voucher extension policies that we have covered (read more here) and has now decided to extend expiring miles yet again.
The airline has also decided to extend member tiers that are earned based in 2019 activity through March 31, 2022 (by one year).
You can access Malaysia Airlines here.
The previous mileage extension policies didn’t go far enough and instead of putting a generous policy in place Malaysia Airlines Enrich is taking another half hearted approach and extending miles by six months post their original expiry date (Enrich Miles expire on a monthly rotation).
With continued concerns over the global pandemic and related travel restrictions, Enrich is now extending members’ Enrich Miles and Enrich Vouchers expiring in December 2020, January 2021, February 2021 and March 2021 to the new expiry dates below.
The extension applies to the followings:
1. Enrich Miles
2. Enrich RM50 Voucher
3. Golden Lounge Access Voucher
4. CIMB Enrich MasterCard cobrand Golden Lounge Access Voucher
5. Malaysia Airlines American Express Business cobrand Golden Lounge Access Voucher
- The above Voucher extensions will include those previously extended.
- The updated Miles will be reflected in members’ online account and monthly e-statement.
This is the timeline for miles and voucher extensions applicable under the new policy:
This doesn’t seem to be a rather well thought through approach because nothing will happen in the first half of 2021 as far as mileage redemption options are concerned. Even thinking that people will start traveling again like on previous levels before 2022 is a stretch. Why not just extend all miles by at least a year?
Malaysia Airlines was about the last airline to announce its elite status extension due to the current global pandemic. Now this rather ridiculous mileage and voucher extension policy.
I guess one could still use the points and vouchers for domestic travel within Malaysia but still that isn’t what most would use their miles for.