2019 Roll Call: year in review

Old Dec 29, 19, 9:15 am
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2019 Roll Call: year in review

As I put this year into the Tupperware, all my Idine eats were AA as nothing needed a few miles to stay active this year:

28,702 AA miles.

With over a million lifetime Idine miles I always enjoy pointing out that this program is a shadow of what it once was, so moribund that maybe the Mod might want to consider marrying up all the Roll Call threads into one long tale of woe. Or, maybe not.

Good eating in 2019!
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Old Dec 30, 19, 2:25 pm
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Yup, moribund it is, I'm afraid.

For the first time in years, I'll not be top-earning with my three airlines; I use them to keep points alive if necessary, otherwise not worth the re-qual scramble. Marriott apparently awards maximum benefit based on one's elite status with them (6x), not RN transactions per year. Today, I got in my final IHG and Hilton purchases for continuing 8x on those.

I'm down to two joints that are remotely convenient which interest me, but don't go that often. If I stumble across a "surprise" award with fewer airline miles as a result, I'm okay with that.
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Old Dec 31, 19, 8:02 pm
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I earned VIP status in all my RN programs, and then focused on AS for the rest of the year. My AS total will be 11,600 or so for 2019 after all my dines post.
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Old Jan 1, 20, 7:07 pm
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How do you get an annual total out of the programs that are using the new website, such as AA?

I can do a date-specific search on the programs using the old website, such as AS, and it tells me the total for that date range there, but on the new website it shows me all dines within the past 2ish years automatically and no totals that I can see.
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Old Jan 2, 20, 11:46 am
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If my NYE lunch posts as 2019, I'll have made elite in Hilton dining after starting in November.

The program is a little moribund: seems like more restaurants leaving than joining. I'd probably attribute that to no mobile app (that seems to be the dominant channel for picking a place to eat now) more than anything else, along with a lot of newly opening restaurants using Square and such for integrated POS and payment processing.
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Old Jan 2, 20, 12:45 pm
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After signing in (on my phone) I simply hit the person icon that goes in to my account and shows year to date miles. As the miles to date didnít reset and now shows 26,740, it does make my initial post suspect, but likely close enough for government work.

Originally Posted by sdsearch View Post
How do you get an annual total out of the programs that are using the new website, such as AA?

I can do a date-specific search on the programs using the old website, such as AS, and it tells me the total for that date range there, but on the new website it shows me all dines within the past 2ish years automatically and no totals that I can see.
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Old Jan 2, 20, 9:57 pm
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Thanks, Jailer. That worked on the computer websites too. Based on that, my estimates (because I have a missing dine or two yet to follow up on in most of these programs):

DL about 8200
UA: about 5100
AA: about 1000
AS: about 5800

total: about 20.1k

One reason this year for the DL being the biggest: I have my Amex Gold card linked to DL, and it gives 4x MR points on dines (reliably with RN restaurants, even as other people online report some problems with random other restaurants), so when I'm not doing a promo-chasing spend with another card, that Amex Gold card tends to get most of my dines.

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