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dines posting to airline "faster" (multiple times a week)

Old Jan 28, 20, 4:44 am
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I dined at three different RN-participating restaurants this past weekend (Jan. 25-26). Used the same Visa at all three, to earn AA miles. Haven't heard anything from the first two yet, but from the third one, I received an immediate email (shortly after I gave my credit card for payment), thanking me for dining there and saying "You earned at least [nnn] AAdvantage miles."

(The email came from RN rather than the restaurant, that is.)
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Old Jan 28, 20, 3:31 pm
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Kathy, if you check your AA/ RN account, they should all be listed there tomorrow. It usually takes 3 days.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 5:07 am
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Originally Posted by Brendan View Post
Kathy, if you check your AA/ RN account, they should all be listed there tomorrow. It usually takes 3 days.


That wasn't really my point. My point was simply that the new rapid (almost instantaneous) emails only occur in some situations, but not in others; the why and wherefore are unknown. (Perhaps you misunderstood the context of my post; the preceding posts were all about the new, insta-email notifications.)
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Old Jan 29, 20, 9:35 pm
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Lately I've mostly been using an Amex card for DL dining, and no instant emails (though the dines show up fast as "pending" on the DL dining website).

The other day I accidentally used a Visa card that was about the same color as my Amex card and happened to be in front of it in my wallet, and as soon as I checked my email after getting back from the restaurant, I had an email from AS dining (where that Visa card was registered) thanking me for my dine and telling me how many miles I'd earned "at least" (ie, pre write-in tip).
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Old Jan 30, 20, 2:38 pm
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Kathy, I'm sorry I misunderstood your point.
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Old Feb 1, 20, 7:38 pm
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I have used Visa with UA and MasterCard with DL and both got instant emails. However, I just today used an AMEX with UA and there was no instant email. Hopefully the dine posts. I did take a photo of the receipt in case it doesn't.
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Old Feb 2, 20, 8:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Delta 764 View Post
I have used Visa with UA and MasterCard with DL and both got instant emails. However, I just today used an AMEX with UA and there was no instant email. Hopefully the dine posts. I did take a photo of the receipt in case it doesn't.
If you go back and read the whole (last half of this) thread, since the announcement about instant emails, you'll see that no one has yet reported getting an instant email on an Amex purchase at any RN site.

And you should save your receipts (or photos or scans of them) in all cases, anyway IMHO. We don't yet have enough experience with these instant emails to know whether they guarantee correct posting.
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Old May 28, 20, 12:56 pm
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There seems to be a few bugs with a restaurant that uses Toast Go devices. Initially, when that restaurant first started using them, the dines wouldn't post at all. In my most recent visit, the dine did post, but I did not get a real-time notification (I used my AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCard registered to SkyMiles Dining).

Does anyone else notice problems with member restaurants that use the Toast Go devices?
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Old May 28, 20, 2:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Delta 764 View Post
There seems to be a few bugs with a restaurant that uses Toast Go devices. Initially, when that restaurant first started using them, the dines wouldn't post at all. In my most recent visit, the dine did post, but I did not get a real-time notification (I used my AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCard registered to SkyMiles Dining).

Does anyone else notice problems with member restaurants that use the Toast Go devices?
Is there any way to tell from the receipt whether they use Toast Go?

A lot of restaurants these days (due to Covid-19) here in California take your card which you drop on a table, carry it off to a register across the room (too far to see what type it is), and then bring back the card and the receipt to the table, when you're getting take out (no dine in possible the last couple months).

I had one dine not post at a restaurant I frequent, but I have no clue what terminal they use because they are one of the ones with the terminal across a big room from where the pickup table is, and there terminal type is not identified by name on the receipt (I just checked).
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Old May 28, 20, 2:57 pm
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Originally Posted by sdsearch View Post
Is there any way to tell from the receipt whether they use Toast Go?

A lot of restaurants these days (due to Covid-19) here in California take your card which you drop on a table, carry it off to a register across the room (too far to see what type it is), and then bring back the card and the receipt to the table, when you're getting take out (no dine in possible the last couple months).

I had one dine not post at a restaurant I frequent, but I have no clue what terminal they use because they are one of the ones with the terminal across a big room from where the pickup table is, and there terminal type is not identified by name on the receipt (I just checked).
I saw the reader in person and had an emailed receipt.
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Old Jul 26, 20, 1:13 pm
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Real-time notifications now seem to be working for Amex. I used my WF Propel Amex linked to UA MileagePlus Dining and I got real-time notifications both via email and a push notification via MileagePlus X.
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Old Jul 27, 20, 9:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Delta 764 View Post
Real-time notifications now seem to be working for Amex. I used my WF Propel Amex linked to UA MileagePlus Dining and I got real-time notifications both via email and a push notification via MileagePlus X.
I've been getting emails for two or three months now with AS MileagePlan Dining using my Amex Gold card, but it's not 100% reliable. One restaurant I eat at weekly I got an email, then didn't get an email for a dine that didn't post (until automatically over a month later!), then didn't get an email for a dine that did post promptly, and then finally the week after that did get an email again. And that's not the only restaurant at which I'm hit & miss at getting emails, even when the dine is going to post in normal timing.

I've been using almost only Amex the past half year or more, so I don't have much in the way of comparisons as to whether it works more reliably with other cards now or not, since I don't know if the inconsistencies I've noticed are limited to specific restaurants or not.
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