The Michael W Travels family recently returned home from our Spring Break trip to Argentina and Uruguay a couple of days late.
I wrote about what happened in the post, AA Flight Cancelled, No Flight For 2 Days- Who Pays For Hotel?
Due to our flight being canceled, rather than arrive home on a Friday night, we didn’t get home until Sunday evening. (We should’ve been home around 3:00 PM, but our connecting flight was delayed due to mechanical issues…)
Besides getting a day to spend in St Louis, there was one other (minor) benefit that we received due to our flight delay.
We were originally flying home on an American Airlines award so our flights would not earn miles. When our STL-LGA flight got canceled, I was able to get us home on United Airlines.I logged into my United Airlines account a few days later and saw this under Recent MileagePlus activity.
Due to our AA flight cancellation, we were able to earn United miles on our two flights home. While the miles weren’t much, I guess it’s better than nothing.
For this major inconvenience, I earned 991 miles.
No, spending money for two nights of hotel stays wasn’t worth it for this little, unexpected bonus.