What Happens to Your Airline Miles When You Die

Travel and Leisure - What would you do if you knew you had a potentially valuable asset that could vanish upon your death? Your bank account, empty. Your antique car, gone. Your grandmother’s jewelry, evaporated.

"It is a big problem, because people accumulate lots of miles that they don't use, and the policies of the different airlines are different," says Gerry Beyer, a law professor at Texas Tech University School of Law. "They're constantly shifting the policy, and sometimes it depends upon who you talk to and what you can get done."

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