Has anyone reverse-engineered miles posting latency on aa.com?

 
Old Nov 9, 04, 6:41 pm
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Has anyone reverse-engineered miles posting latency on aa.com?

So, I check aa.com periodically to see when my miles post. I had them post today for a flight Friday. Sometimes it is sooner. Has anyone figured out whether there is any rhyme or reason to the latency? Three days on Wed and Fri, if flying from the west coast or London, etc.

I think that if we were all sufficiently bored we could figure it out together.
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Old Nov 9, 04, 6:47 pm
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I don't think there is any reason to the postings, but they do seem to come in bunches. My AA.com online booking bonus seem to post very slowly, but when they do so, they are back dated.
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Old Nov 9, 04, 6:58 pm
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My AA-coded activity always posts 2-3 business days after travel.
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Old Nov 9, 04, 8:07 pm
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For non-airline miles, here's my experience:

AAdvantage Dining (iDine) it posts usually on the Tuesday or Wednesday after I get an e-mail from AAdvantage Dining that I earned an award.

OpinionPlace: Usually two business days, but sometimes more.

Citibank AAdvantage MasterCard: One or two business days after my statement cycle closing date.
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Old Nov 9, 04, 8:13 pm
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My AA flight miles always post 3 days after the flight. Other stuff varies, but CitiBank is usually 2 days after the statement closes. I never have figured out why the delay for flight miles. One thing I'll say for UA, the miles post the next day, and I've had UA flights post the same day on more than one occasion.
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Old Nov 10, 04, 7:20 am
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my experience is 3 days for domestic.... last sat was there yesterday [tue], mon return i expect to see tomorrow [thur]...iirc, international [aa metal] are about the same....code shares are a different matter.
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Old Nov 10, 04, 9:35 am
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Originally Posted by flyastrojets
My AA flight miles always post 3 days after the flight. Other stuff varies, but CitiBank is usually 2 days after the statement closes. I never have figured out why the delay for flight miles. One thing I'll say for UA, the miles post the next day, and I've had UA flights post the same day on more than one occasion.
I think DL may post "real time".

And my AA.com online booking bonuses always post WITH the flights.
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Old Nov 10, 04, 9:43 am
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Apparently Delta posts the miles as soon as the plane takes off. Delta really does have a superior website but I'd still rather fly AA!
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