Has anyone ever been double credited for miles?

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  1. OneSweetWorld
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    My parents flew to India on Turkish, and I manually submitted the documentation on United.com to get UA miles for them. My mom's and dad's account both got the 16k miles, but then a week later my dad got a extra 4k for one of the legs. I am certainly not complaining, just wondering if this has ever happened to anyone before?
     
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    Random things happen from time to time.
     
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    It's happened to me quite a few times with SPG.
    Occasionally, they will notice and take the points back, but usually I'm happy that they made a mistake (never thought I'd say that!)
     
  4. OneSweetWorld
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    Oh SPG has given me a 30k credit card bonus twice. On a regular SPG AMEX, I ended up with 75k points after hitting the $15k spend in 6 months, not that I was complaining.
     
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    Back in 2000 or 2001 Air Canada credited me twice but it was because I was bumped to another flight and got another boarding card. I do not think this would happen today but back then it seemed that Aeroplan miles were awarded when the boarding card was printed. I have no idea if this was really the reason but it seemed logical to my uninformed mind at the time.
     
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    Agreed. Kinda like being rebooked in a full fare class and having the class of service bonus post to your account. My advice is to let the sleeping dog lie and see what happens. If the "bonus" ;) gets taken back with a "we recently discovered and error" or "we recently discovered a duplicate/incorrect posting to your account" type of letter, you have a no harm/no penalty situation but if if stays for about 6 months, I say "shhhhhhh" and enjoy ;)
     
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    I was recently credited with double miles for a segment. I did the right thing and let them know... figuring that if I complain about missing miles, I need to make note of double miles. I received a nice note back from them assuring me that as far as they were concerned I received the appropriate number of miles. What goes around comes around.
     
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    I've received miles in 2 programs for the same flight before, but never double miles into the same program.
     
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    Recently, and Air China cheapo fare credited as Y and gave me 750 miles even though I should only have gotten 250. So it got credited three times in a sense :)
     
  10. Misplaced Texan
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    Over the years I've had all sorts of strange things happen. I even once had a mileage F segment on US credit to UA like it was a paid F segment. Stuff happens in the crazy world of airline computer systems.
     
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    I got miles on a mileage ticket. SHHHHHHH
     

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