Just because UA
denied your initial mileage request does not mean that you are not eligible for UA
miles for your TG
flight. About 2 years ago I flew TG BKK
r/t. Upon checkin for my flight to CNX
I gave the Thai checkin staff my UA
Mileage Plus number and the miles posted within a few days to my UA
account. On the return I forgot to provide my UA MP
number so I did not get automatic credit for that segment. No problem, I thought, so I sent in my boarding pass plus eticket receipt and a letter requesting mileage credit. UA
denied my request, claiming an ineligible fare class. I tried again, informing them that I had gotten my miles for the first half of the trip. UA
sent me a letter requesting more documentation. I sent another request plus all the documents I had for the flight, and my request was again denied (I can't remember the exact reason). I finally gave up as it was just 500 miles.
Basically, I had the impression that UA MP
tries to come up with some lame excuses for not crediting miles on partner airlines. I had similar bad experiences with UA
claiming miles for flights on LH
. In all these cases I had to persist and send multiple letters claiming my miles and UA MP
So my advie is: try again. Don't give up so easily.
If nothing else works with UA
try another * alliance mileage program. You have nothing to loose.
I no longer fly UA
or credit my miles to MP
. There are better alternatives for me.
Hope that helps.