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Air-Hotel-Car Travel Package: How long to post UA miles?

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Has anyone redeemed MRP's for a Air-Hotel-Car travel package lately with miles going to their United Airlines (UA) FF account?

How long did the points take to post?
 

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they post quick

Marriott to airline miles have posted pretty quick for me in the past.

I have done Delta and America (btw, you can't do American anymore) and it's taken less than 24-hours.
 

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Another question regarding this type of package.

I have heard we can order the miles into FF account, and take the hotel certificate to use elsewhere. How is the hotel portion put on a 'delayed' basis for reservation in future?

Thank you.
 

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I have redeemed MRP's for FF miles with United several times with it taking less than 24 hours.
However (in the UK anyway), this is using the MR "Express" service, which I understand is chargeable if you are not MR Platinum Elite status.
I have never had any problem taking the hotel certificate to use elsewhere on a delayed basis for reservation in future, just by telling MR that is what I want to do.
 

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I have heard we can order the miles into FF account, and take the hotel certificate to use elsewhere. How is the hotel portion put on a 'delayed' basis for reservation in future?

Thank you.

The certificate remains in your account until you use it.
 

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I have heard we can order the miles into FF account, and take the hotel certificate to use elsewhere. How is the hotel portion put on a 'delayed' basis for reservation in future?

Thank you.

They are really two different pieces. They take the points all at once and give you a hotel stay certificate based on the length (five or seven days) and hotel category. They also then send the miles to your selected airline. Once that is done you make separate reservations for each. One for the flights with the airline, the other for the hotel with Marriott. Marriott doesn't know or care when your flights are and the airline doesn't care or even know when you hotel stays is booked for.
 

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Does the hotel certificate have an expiration date?

Hotel certif's expire one year after issuance, if things have not changed in the past year. I have never had a problem with extending the certificate, although a couple of years ago (2009?), I believe there was 'talk' of hotel certificates no longer being extendable but I was able to extend one after that date. Also, some folks have said that extending a certificate's exp date needs an actual reservation to 'attach' the certificate to - but again, I am unsure if this were really true.
 

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Hotel certif's expire one year after issuance, if things have not changed in the past year. I have never had a problem with extending the certificate, although a couple of years ago (2009?), I believe there was 'talk' of hotel certificates no longer being extendable but I was able to extend one after that date. Also, some folks have said that extending a certificate's exp date needs an actual reservation to 'attach' the certificate to - but again, I am unsure if this were really true.
The hotel certificates do expire in one year. They can still be extended if you call and ask before it expires. The extension will be for a year after you ask for the extension, not a year after the first certificate expires. You do not ever need to attach a certificate to a reservation in order to extend it. I have been told by two representatives that the certificates can be extended multiple times. I actually extended one a second time within the past year. I think there are a few agents who are not very knowledgeable about these rules since they do not see such requests very often.
 
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