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Alitalia Just Did What?! Doubling of Award Pricing Overnight?

SkyTeam member Alitalia has the strangest frequent flyer program in the world. Instead of expiring miles, the program itself used to expire. With each new program every few years you could credit flights to your account to earn back the miles you had. Now, without notice, the award chart 'expired' on Friday and there's no new published chart. There are reports of awards costing twice as much as before.
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