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Is there a missing mile amount that's too small for you to dispute?

Is there a missing mile amount that's too small for you to dispute?

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Old Jan 13, 10, 2:00 pm
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Is there a missing mile amount that's too small for you to dispute?

Looks like AA will not be posting my 50 miles from a one day Dollar car rental back in November. This is the second time (to my knowledge) they haven't credited my account with rental car miles. However, as it's a mere 50 miles, I'm not going to call them on it. I might if it was 100.

Does anyone here have a missing amonut they're willing to shrug off?
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Old Jan 13, 10, 2:50 pm
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I do, but it depends on the circumstances.

If I'm just short of an award I won't shrug off small amounts of missing miles.
Sometimes I'll batch a group of missing miles for a specific FFP. Each one on it's own may be too small to worry about but collectively they are worth chasing.
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Old Jan 13, 10, 2:59 pm
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AA seems to have real problems through their new shopping portal. But, fortunately, my missing miles are all for iTunes purchase, so I won't bother.

100, maybe, but probably more like 500 is the threshold for me.
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Old Jan 13, 10, 3:06 pm
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Normally I won't pursue anything under 300 miles (or equivalent value in points, which might be more than 300 in a program like Priority Club). However, if the miles/points were earned in a particular program to reset the expiration clock, are needed to generate qualifying partner activity for a bonus promotion, or I'm right on the cusp of a reward or elite status plateau that I wouldn't otherwise clear any time soon, you better believe I'm all over the program to make up the shortfall.

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Old Jan 13, 10, 3:18 pm
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Some Rental Car Companies are nortorious in sending the miles to FF programs

It is not the airlines faults if the rental car miles not showing up because the airlines only post what they receive from partners.

In our experiences, the rental car companies, particularly Budget, Dollar and the like, are notoriously in not sending the miles earned. About 1/2 of the times such miles are no shows. I have one Budget in-town office told me they received Memo NOT to process airline miles even customers requested to add the FF account in. He added my AA account on the rental but warned me it may not show up at all. It never shows up.

Hertz and Avis seem a lot better in posting the miles.
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Old Jan 13, 10, 3:43 pm
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In our experiences, the rental car companies, particularly Budget, Dollar and the like, are notoriously in not sending the miles earned. About 1/2 of the times such miles are no shows. I have one Budget in-town office told me they received Memo NOT to process airline miles even customers requested to add the FF account in. He added my AA account on the rental but warned me it may not show up at all. It never shows up.
The rental car companies now charge extra for miles. Even for AA they charge for a "tax". If I paid for miles, I would keep calling.
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Old Jan 13, 10, 4:11 pm
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I've shrugged off a 250 missing from a HA flight. If they were elite qualifying it would depend entirely what side of the qualification requirements I was on.
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Old Jan 13, 10, 5:11 pm
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Originally Posted by sosafan View Post
The rental car companies now charge extra for miles. Even for AA they charge for a "tax". If I paid for miles, I would keep calling.
The taxes are there since many years ago and is not airline specific.
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Old Jan 13, 10, 7:45 pm
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no amount is too small for me to chase after, as long as theres an 800# to call no problem

I know too many people that were short some miles for an award and they had in the end to buy 1000 miles from the Carrier even thou they were less then 100 miles short

thats why also any purchase no matter the amount will be done via my CC, they may be small but they do add up
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Old Jan 13, 10, 7:55 pm
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if it's not too much trouble, as in, if they have an online claim form, why not get what is owed to you?
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Fight for every mile... mile by mile!
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Old Jan 13, 10, 9:06 pm
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Does anyone here have a missing amonut they're willing to shrug off?
Yes, and it's certainly higher than $50.
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Old Jan 13, 10, 9:40 pm
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if it's not too much trouble, as in, if they have an online claim form, why not get what is owed to you?
Only flight miles of the airline itself have online claim form, at least this is the case of AA.

There is no online claim form for partner airlines flights, nor other partners such as hotels, rental cars, shopping mall etc etc
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Originally Posted by Happy View Post
Only flight miles of the airline itself have online claim form, at least this is the case of AA.

There is no online claim form for partner airlines flights, nor other partners such as hotels, rental cars, shopping mall etc etc
Interesting - I have filed partner claims with United and as long as it's an airline partner, it can be done online.
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Old Jan 14, 10, 1:13 am
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Originally Posted by CMK10 View Post
Looks like AA will not be posting my 50 miles from a one day Dollar car rental back in November. This is the second time (to my knowledge) they haven't credited my account with rental car miles. However, as it's a mere 50 miles, I'm not going to call them on it. I might if it was 100.

Does anyone here have a missing amonut they're willing to shrug off?

Yah, agreed to Happy,..taxes are always been there many years ago...
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