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posting miles from China Eastern flights

Old Apr 5, 19, 8:33 pm
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posting miles from China Eastern flights

How long does it generally take for posting miles from China Eastern flights. My DL Skymiles number was on the boarding pass
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Old Apr 6, 19, 1:16 am
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My miles on a recent China Southern trip posted after about 8-10 days. However, two China Eastern trips from last fall never posted, and after a month, I had to fax in my MU boarding passes to Delta in get the miles credited. The Skymiles number was printed correctly on the MU boarding passes beginning with "DL", but the miles did not post.

All three trips were booked on Orbitz, and my ff number *was* entered on Orbitz correctly and to "DL". What I think is happening is that the two Chinese airlines try to credit to their own ff program, not the one I entered at booking.

Before I flew the last trip, I looked up my China Southern reservation on Garuda's website. (The web site allows you to enter a different airline's ticket number after it fails to find it as a Garuda flight using the reservation number.) My ff number was correct, but shown as being credited to China Southern's ff program. I changed that to "Delta Skymiles". Got a confirmation e-mail from Garuda Airlines informing me of the change and showing the corrected ff number and program. Delta Skymiles later posted correctly.

If your China Eastern flights do not post after a month, follow-up with Delta. Don't wait too long; you only have six months to claim missing Skymiles. It used to be a year.
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Old Apr 6, 19, 9:09 am
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My trip in March .... outbound took 7-8 days, return took 3-4 days.
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Old Apr 6, 19, 1:04 pm
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Most of the time (or around 10 or 12 flights) is 5 to 6 day's.
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Old Apr 6, 19, 1:46 pm
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My trip in February was 3 days outbound and inbound. I was pleasantly surprised. I also flew KL that trip, and that was only 2 days.
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Old Apr 6, 19, 3:09 pm
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Mine all posted within 2 days. Obviously, you never know.
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Old Apr 6, 19, 4:54 pm
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posting miles from China Eastern flights

Thanks for posting your experiences. My China Eastern outbound flights was April 1st and has yet to post and my return flights are today.
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Old Apr 6, 19, 10:02 pm
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Originally Posted by anbhc View Post
Thanks for posting your experiences. My China Eastern outbound flights was April 1st and has yet to post and my return flights are today.
Give it a few more days. Mine have all posted within a week, but I've had a friend who's had to call multiple times... Finally got posted about a month later.
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Old Apr 6, 19, 10:32 pm
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Mine have taken about a week or so to post in the last year or so. My latest flights were taken back in February; before that, November. The November one was actually ticketed by AF, and there were no issues there, either.
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Old Apr 7, 19, 10:37 pm
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Thanks all. Took exactly 7 days for the miles to post
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Old Jun 8, 19, 11:57 pm
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I don't see any provision in their mobile app (the English version) or their Web site to put in FF numbers from other Skyteam carriers. I don't want to leave miles orphaned with MU, but would rather send them to KE. Tell them at check-in, or is there a wiser way?
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Old Jun 9, 19, 5:54 am
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Originally Posted by zippy the pinhead View Post
I don't see any provision in their mobile app (the English version) or their Web site to put in FF numbers from other Skyteam carriers. I don't want to leave miles orphaned with MU, but would rather send them to KE. Tell them at check-in, or is there a wiser way?
i called them before the flight and had the number added. I then called again to make sure it was there.
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Old Jun 12, 19, 8:25 pm
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i called them before the flight and had the number added. I then called again to make sure it was there.
That is wise. Can it be handled after the fact, with a boarding pass? A family member will be on a group reservation, so we donít get the PNR until they check in for the flight.
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Old Jun 12, 19, 8:52 pm
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Originally Posted by zippy the pinhead View Post


That is wise. Can it be handled after the fact, with a boarding pass? A family member will be on a group reservation, so we donít get the PNR until they check in for the flight.
As long as name has already been submitted you can call without PNR. Just need flight number then.
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Old Jun 12, 19, 11:54 pm
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I just returned on a six leg trip on China Eastern using IFLY.com. on business class They only gave me an option to the china eastern FF # on the payment paid....the customer service just to enter your Delta Airline#, and 4 week later, no miles or MQD'd. Wrote Delta and they said there showed be an area to record it. There wasnt. Delta said they couldn't do anything. Any suggestions?
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