No one ever wants to think or talk about death. Maybe that is why most do not have a “Will”. Do you have one? I have had one since my early 20’s. I do not update it as much as I should but I have one. Today I have updated my Will with some important information. I have given instructions to my executor to log into my Award Wallet account. I have included my user name and password
in my Will (per readers Amar idea in a letter with my Will), as with this my executor will have access to all my accounts on one page as well as any trips I have booked for the next year. Have you ever thought of the advantage of this use for Award Wallet? If you have 1+ million miles they are worth a ton but only if someone knows you have them!
EDIT: The new rule is when you die so do your Skymiles in yet another customer unfriendly move by Delta. Plus, Delta has blocked tracking of daily Skymiles with Award Wallet making this old post no longer relevant!
We are Delta flyers. Can you ( the dead person going into the hole above btw ) have your points sent for free to someone living? YES! As you can see here in this PDF from Delta, at least for now with Delta, there is no charge to send your points to who you want to – you just have to die to do this (click below for PDF – pg 26 of members guide).
Other airlines have different rules that may or may not make transferring your points to someone else financially worthwhile since the fees can add up to equal value of your miles. You can read more about this here at flyertalk as well.
So you need a Will. Here is a link for some sample ones you could look at. Why not pull one up if don’t have one or get out your old one, update it, and add your Award Wallet info to it! ( and be sure at have your beneficiary read DELTAPOINTS.com once they have all your miles ) – René
OK now that you are all depressed thinking about dying on Tuesday, back to work day, how about I cheer you up a bit. I am going to try to have great giveaways all month long to start 2012. So, post a comment YES or NO if you have a WILL for a chance to win these NEW SONY headphones!
Neither answer will increase your chance to win btw!
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