Monday, September 7, 2015
I hope everyone is lucky enough to have a colleague such as Professor Laurel Terry here at Dickinson Law. In addition to being the guru on regulation of lawyers, particularly for lawyers working across international borders, she's a good friend, organized, AND a guru of travel. Whenever I have a travel question, I know she probably has sorted out the options and will have great advice.
So, I wasn't surprised on this holiday Labor Day weekend that she had considered "generational" travel issues, including whether you can devise or inherit "frequent flyer miles."
Turns out you can ... depending. Professor Terry pointed to this Smarter Travel blog, addressing which airlines have clear policies on inheritance. You will want to look for your own favorite (least unfavored?) airline, but to summarize: "In sum, American, Continental, and US Airways say "yes," Air Canada says "maybe," Jet Blue and United say "no way," and the others ignore the issue."