AAdvantage Dining questions

Old Aug 12, 22, 11:33 pm
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Has anyone come across a place to eat at an airport (within security, say during a connection) that counts toward AA dining?
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Old Aug 13, 22, 4:57 am
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Originally Posted by kenk85
Has anyone come across a place to eat at an airport (within security, say during a connection) that counts toward AA dining?
I have not found one in airport but definitely wishful thinking.
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Old Aug 14, 22, 7:41 pm
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As a data point, I just got food from my local Thai place, and the email telling me I earned AA Dining miles came almost immediately after my transaction went through. So maybe they've fixed whatever problem they were having with the lengthy delays. YMMV, of course.
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Old Aug 14, 22, 11:35 pm
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Originally Posted by kenk85
Has anyone come across a place to eat at an airport (within security, say during a connection) that counts toward AA dining?
Not sure how many there are, but here in Omaha you have Kracky McGee's at the airport inside security. I've only eaten there once, and probably wouldn't again. Also, I doubt there are many connections to be made in Omaha.
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Old Aug 15, 22, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by kenk85
Has anyone come across a place to eat at an airport (within security, say during a connection) that counts toward AA dining?
Tortas Frontera, O'Hare Terminal 3, gate K4 - close to AA HK connector lounge. Must use online ordering via ChowNow order online, pick up, eat in club.
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Old Aug 15, 22, 3:39 pm
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Originally Posted by TheDudeAbides
Tortas Frontera, O'Hare Terminal 3, gate K4 - close to AA HK connector lounge. Must use online ordering via ChowNow order online, pick up, eat in club.
Is ChowNow further jacking up the jacked up airport prices? This has been the biggest turn off for me with this dining program which is the online ordering only which have a mark up plus the delivery charge. Worst then just buying points or something stupid to get LP instead.
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Old Sep 6, 22, 2:06 pm
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AAdvantage Dining has become far worse than Marriott Bonvoy in actually posting dines/stays.

I'm approaching a 40% rate of qualifying dines not being posted.

What a joke of a program.
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Old Sep 6, 22, 2:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Herb687
AAdvantage Dining has become far worse than Marriott Bonvoy in actually posting dines/stays.

I'm approaching a 40% rate of qualifying dines not being posted.

What a joke of a program.
Most of my dines post with no problem - though I've discovered that the ones that ALWAYS post use old-school Point-of-sale systems. In recent years (particularly with contactless card transitions), many restaurants have started using Toast or Square for processing. Those almost always require me to follow-up with AA dining, though less often with visa/mc than amex on those systems. Yes, I wish AA dining would remedy that, but it seems like a bit of a system limitation.
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Old Sep 6, 22, 11:16 pm
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Originally Posted by chrisny2
Most of my dines post with no problem - though I've discovered that the ones that ALWAYS post use old-school Point-of-sale systems. In recent years (particularly with contactless card transitions), many restaurants have started using Toast or Square for processing. Those almost always require me to follow-up with AA dining, though less often with visa/mc than amex on those systems. Yes, I wish AA dining would remedy that, but it seems like a bit of a system limitation.
I tend to use AMEX for restaurants (2X normal earning). I had a issue with one vendor that I frequent never posting my dines and I always had to manually request miles. Finally, one of the support people pointed out that the restaurant didnt actually list AMEX as one of the cards that they accept for AAdvantage Dining, even thought they accept it for payment! Switching to MC solved the problem. That might be something to double check if you have a similar up issue.
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Old Sep 7, 22, 9:53 am
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Originally Posted by Herb687
AAdvantage Dining has become far worse than Marriott Bonvoy in actually posting dines/stays.

I'm approaching a 40% rate of qualifying dines not being posted.

What a joke of a program.
I've had 27 of 29 post this year within 3-4 days automatically no problem. The other two were resolved quickly and interesting that those were both new restaurants.

AA Dining is a secondary earning platform but it's reliable for me. AA eShopping on the other hand....(different thread)

Not sure if there's a POS company that includes AA Dining but I'm seeing an increase in restaurants in multiple cities I frequent. Some restaurants though fall off their map just as quickly.
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Old Sep 7, 22, 10:41 am
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I've had 17 dining transactions all post without a problem this year (three times of which, I didn't know I was at a participating restaurant!). There aren't many places locally that participate, so, this is only a 2-3K LPs a year at most program but that's a lot better than the Shell/fuels rewards program!
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Old Sep 7, 22, 10:44 am
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Originally Posted by hbtr
I tend to use AMEX for restaurants (2X normal earning). I had a issue with one vendor that I frequent never posting my dines and I always had to manually request miles. Finally, one of the support people pointed out that the restaurant didnt actually list AMEX as one of the cards that they accept for AAdvantage Dining, even thought they accept it for payment! Switching to MC solved the problem. That might be something to double check if you have a similar up issue.
That's interesting. All of my missing dines this year were paid for with a MC. But I imagine the problem you describe could easily happen in the other direction too.
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Old Sep 7, 22, 3:54 pm
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Originally Posted by WhereAmIHeading
AA Dining is a secondary earning platform but it's reliable for me. AA eShopping on the other hand....(different thread)
My experience exactly. It's been a long time (as in years) since a dine failed to post automatically, but earning is limited to 1-10k miles annually - there just aren't many good restaurants that are in the program in my area. eShopping on the other hand is horrible with regard to reliability of posting. I'd say ~50% of my transactions show up as store visits (i.e. the system recognizes that I went through the portal) but don't recognize that a transaction was consummated. At this point, I don't even bother trying to chase the miles that don't post. If they post, they post. if not, oh well.
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Old Sep 7, 22, 4:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Herb687
I'm approaching a 40% rate of qualifying dines not being posted.
Is the issue that it recognizes your visit in the dining system but doesn't post to AA or that it never even gets recognized?

The former doesn't seem to be an issue for me. Curious as if it is the latter, I might need to dig in as I've been blissfully unaware.
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Old Sep 7, 22, 4:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Antarius
Is the issue that it recognizes your visit in the dining system but doesn't post to AA or that it never even gets recognized?

The former doesn't seem to be an issue for me. Curious as if it is the latter, I might need to dig in as I've been blissfully unaware.
The latter. A lot of qualifying dines aren't being picked up by Rewards Network in the first place.
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