Passengers of Asiana Airlines will have a longer period to use up their mileage points.
The validity of Asiana Airline passengers' mileage will be extended to 10 to 12 years, from the current five to seven years, Asiana said on Sep. 30.
The revised validity applies to all mileage points saved after Oct. 1, 2008, while those accumulated before the date will not expire.
For the convenience of customers, Asiana will set aside seats to be exchanged for mileage during both peak and off-peak seasons and offer half-mileage promotions.
Under the new plan, extended family members including in-laws can accumulate mileage under a single name. Previously, only spouses and immediate family were able to accumulate mileage together.
The airline will also cooperate with 16 affiliates, so customers can use a small amount of mileage points for shopping, movies, hotels and dining out.
Korean Air, Asiana's rival, prolonged the term of validity for mileage points from five years to 10 years in August. They also allowed the accumulation for extended family members.