Frequent flyer programs are anything but simple. The arcane rules, blackout dates, expiring miles, credit card programs, and numerous other complicated details make your annual taxes look like a walk in the park by comparison. One aspect of these programs that is pretty straightforward, however, is that once you join it’s pretty difficult to get kicked out.
Make no mistake: Inattentive program members can suffer lost miles and lost rewards, but actual expulsion is rare and limited to just a few scenarios. That said, it’s not unheard of, and it’s worth knowing what you should look out for. Here are five ways you could get kicked out of your frequent flyer program.