Buying Miles - How long to post?

Old Oct 21, 14, 2:33 pm
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Question Buying Miles - How long to post?

I bought miles a few hours ago for an award I really really want to secure as soon as I can. The miles haven't been posted yet.

How long does it usually take? This is really frustrating!

Is there any way to call in and speed things up?

Thanks.
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Old Oct 21, 14, 4:23 pm
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Wirelessly posted (beckoa's BB: Mozilla/5.0 (BlackBerry; U; BlackBerry 9810; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.11+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/7.1.0.694 Mobile Safari/534.11+)

From what I hear instantly.

How long ago did you join Mileage Plan? And what country are you buying from?
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Old Oct 21, 14, 6:30 pm
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Usually it's instant. I've bought miles while I'm on the phone with an agent booking an award.
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
Wirelessly posted (beckoa's BB: Mozilla/5.0 (BlackBerry; U; BlackBerry 9810; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.11+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/7.1.0.694 Mobile Safari/534.11+)

From what I hear instantly.

How long ago did you join Mileage Plan? And what country are you buying from?
More specifically, to which country is your credit card billed?
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Old Oct 21, 14, 10:56 pm
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Originally Posted by missydarlin View Post
More specifically, to which country is your credit card billed?
Canada. I joined MP a month ago.

It's been 12 hours and nothing yet.
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Old Oct 22, 14, 8:32 am
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Okay! It posted 28 hours after the online purchase. It took one fax and a call to Mileage Plan to have it finally posted.

The Alaska call cenre staff were really nice and helpful! She told me that it should have been instant, but there are times when it takes longer, but it should never take over 24 hours. She sent an urgent message to point.com that manages the service and my miles were posted half an hour later.

I immediately booked my Emirates F tickets..I AM HAPPY!

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