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Old May 16, 18, 7:00 pm
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increased time for flight mileage to post

Don't need to drag this out, but some quick knowledgeable reply would help. Of the big 3, DL and AA were usually the best. Both had posting of flights when I woke up the next morning. I must say, I have had DL flights post before I exited the plane. UA, as everyone knows, has been the pits, usually requiring 3+ days. Think Smisek.

But, then, I quit flying UA long ago for many other reasons. What gets me is AA. I have flights not posted for 4 days. Query: Has something changed, or am I an outlier or should I reduce expectations? It seems to me that AA used to be much better.

Any quick reply appreciated. Thanks
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Old May 16, 18, 7:54 pm
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Originally Posted by FullFare View Post
Don't need to drag this out, but some quick knowledgeable reply would help. Of the big 3, DL and AA were usually the best. Both had posting of flights when I woke up the next morning. I must say, I have had DL flights post before I exited the plane. UA, as everyone knows, has been the pits, usually requiring 3+ days. Think Smisek.

But, then, I quit flying UA long ago for many other reasons. What gets me is AA. I have flights not posted for 4 days. Query: Has something changed, or am I an outlier or should I reduce expectations? It seems to me that AA used to be much better.

Any quick reply appreciated. Thanks
i don't usually check so don't have recent data points but I did have an IRROP rebook into full fare Y on a special fare about 5 days ago and I was curious how it would post and 5 days later it hasn't posted yet.
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Old May 16, 18, 8:52 pm
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Originally Posted by lightbulbs View Post

did have an IRROP rebook into full fare Y on a special fare about 5 days ago and I was curious how it would post and 5 days later it hasn't posted yet.
Almost identical situation for me. The "special fare" was something in the "Q" range, but with a corporate discount. My rebook was full Y (thanks to a great ticket agent at an outlying airport manned by Envoy employees).
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Old May 16, 18, 10:38 pm
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Originally Posted by FullFare View Post
Don't need to drag this out, but some quick knowledgeable reply would help. Of the big 3, DL and AA were usually the best. Both had posting of flights when I woke up the next morning. I must say, I have had DL flights post before I exited the plane. UA, as everyone knows, has been the pits, usually requiring 3+ days. Think Smisek.

But, then, I quit flying UA long ago for many other reasons. What gets me is AA. I have flights not posted for 4 days. Query: Has something changed, or am I an outlier or should I reduce expectations? It seems to me that AA used to be much better.

Any quick reply appreciated. Thanks
My AA miles (on AA metal) have continued to post in 12-24 hours after travel. I've been on 5 flights in the past month, and all posted in less than 36 hours for sure (most at about 24 hours).
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Old May 16, 18, 10:47 pm
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Originally Posted by MARINFLL View Post
My AA miles (on AA metal) have continued to post in 12-24 hours after travel. I've been on 5 flights in the past month, and all posted in less than 36 hours for sure (most at about 24 hours).
This has also been my experience... generally posts next day after flight.

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Old May 17, 18, 8:28 am
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Originally Posted by MARINFLL View Post
My AA miles (on AA metal) have continued to post in 12-24 hours after travel. I've been on 5 flights in the past month, and all posted in less than 36 hours for sure (most at about 24 hours).
My flights last week all posted in less than 24 hours.
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Old May 17, 18, 8:30 am
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This has also been my experience... generally posts next day after flight.

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Same here with the exception of a change of some sort. Sometimes those take a day or two more.
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Old May 17, 18, 8:44 am
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IIROPS changes can delay posting
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Old May 28, 18, 7:41 am
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Flew SCLDFW overnight. Miles posted before touching down. DFWSCL miles took two days to post.
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Old May 28, 18, 10:39 am
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My flights last week all posted in less than 24 hours.
Same here. Although I was looking through the app earlier for a check-in amd noticed it says at the bottom, “Transactions may take up to 2 weeks to post.”
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Old May 28, 18, 4:58 pm
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Had a F flight LAX to AUS at 4:55 pm last tuesday. We got in early from HND and got on the earlier flight to AUS, were willing to fly Y but got in F thanks to some very great GAs. Still has not posted now 6 days later. The JL ticketed flights from HND have posted, but the LAX-AUS flight was AA booked and flown. Our recent experience suggests there is a slow down on crediting flights compared to last year.
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Old May 28, 18, 5:39 pm
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I have noticed that if I fly in the morning or early afternoon, miles post the next morning. If I fly later/evening, miles take a few days to post.
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Old May 28, 18, 5:44 pm
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Originally Posted by VaBeachGirl View Post
I have noticed that if I fly in the morning or early afternoon, miles post the next morning. If I fly later/evening, miles take a few days to post.
I think it is batch processed. And the batch has a cutoff. So the early flights are picked up by the nightly process and post the next morning. The evening ones end up being processed the next night.
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