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US Airways Grand Slam Update – Miles Sweep 2

I woke up this morning and found that US Airways had credited an additional 7,000 miles to my account — this shows my second set of four hits in the Grand Slam have been fully credited.  I have a total of 11 hits sitting in my account now. Once one more hits, I’ll get another 5,000 miles and then with another 4 hits, I’ll get an additional 10,000 miles (which would bring my bonus miles to 25,000 miles).

The frustrating part is that I’ve earned 6 more hits, but they haven’t posted to my account yet.  Points.com has been the bane of my existence.  I’m just trying to change 10 US Airways miles to 4 Asia miles — (which took 2 weeks, 3 emails and two phone calls) — and turn those 4 Asia miles back into US Airway miles.  Now those Asia miles are trapped in Points.com limbo.  I’m making this swap just go get a hit, I don’t even know what airline uses Asia miles.  Once this process is over, I don’t think I’ll ever use Points.com again as they are just slow and not at all self service.

Later this week I’ll outline the other hits I’ve already earned (but not posted) and the other few that I’m finalizing now.  I have a feeling that I’m going to get screwed on some of these miles just because I’m new to the Grand Slam and didn’t get some of these things started early enough.  Next year I will know better and I’ll have things all queued up to start posting points a day or two.

Did you notice a point sweep this morning too?  Are you having issues with some of the partner points posting lately?  Did you spend 3 weeks fighting with Points.com just for a hit?

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