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Gift Registry and Gift Cards

The consensus is that United gift registry contributions will be reimbursed and gift card purchases will not. So
  1. Log into united.com
  2. Set up a gift registry for yourself
  3. Use the link in your gift registry web page to send an announcement to your email address. This better, faster, and more reliable than searching for your gift registry, especially if you have a common name. Even someone with an unusual surname like mre5765 has could not find his registry after creating it.
  4. Log out of united.com
  5. Follow the Make Contribution in your gift registry email
  6. Contribute using your Amex platinum card

There seems to be no downside to contributing in sub-200 dollar chunks since the gift registry creates a single pool of cash. However there are lots of reports of successful fee credits from a single $200 donation. Whether done as on $200 transaction or eight $25 transactions, the result is that one will have $200 in ones TravelBank.

Do I have to join the united.com Club ($25 annual fee) to use my TravelBank?

Apparently not.

Does spending TravelBank credit count towards PQD?

Unknown. Someone with experience please confirm.
Airline Taxes on Award Tickets
Please post recent experiences. However, given that the gift registry still works, why bother?
Economy Plus fees
There are recent reports of this working on a per ticket basis. No recent report of an Economy Plus annual subscription being reimbursed.

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Old Nov 10, 10, 10:22 am   #1
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
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$200 airline fee reimbursement reports: UA only.

I am a pretty loyal Amex Plat user, but I'm thinking of making the switch since Continental will no longer be a part of the point transfer or lounge programs. I was wondering though that if I stayed, could we use the $200 credit towards yearly lounge membership? I read all the material and it keeps saying "daily". Is that on purpose?
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Old Nov 10, 10, 10:28 am   #2
 
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... could we use the $200 credit towards yearly lounge membership?
According to the Amex Platinum/Centurion travel benefit website, it says that the $200 credit can apply to baggage fees, flight-change fees, in-flight food & beverages, and airport lounge day passes.

http://transformtravel.americanexpre...efits/Details/

So, I'm guessing it could be used, which is a great deal.
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Old Feb 26, 11, 4:02 pm   #3
 
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$200 airline fee reimbursement reports: UA/CO only.

Would it work on United to buy up a segment to E+, or to buy the Award Accelerator offers? i.e. all these "Travel Options" they seem to push?
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Old Mar 1, 11, 10:14 pm   #4
 
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Would it work on United to buy up a segment to E+, or to buy the Award Accelerator offers? i.e. all these "Travel Options" they seem to push?
That's a good question. I guess it depends if it posts as a separate charge from the ticket. I don't know since I've always declined UA's sales pitches (seems like at least 5 per ticket transaction!). If it gets rolled into one ticket charge, the system would have no way to distinguish the upsell portion.
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Old Mar 3, 11, 12:33 pm   #5
 
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Recent United Experiences

I just flew cross country on United and upgraded to first for miles and cash. As the tickets were dirt cheap I used 15K miles each way and there was a 50.00 charge as well. Both $ 50.00 dollar charges were creditted back by AMEX within 24 hours of checkin (when the charges were incurred). Hope this helps with any decisions people may have.
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Old Mar 3, 11, 10:59 pm   #6
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I upgraded for cash on UA on the day of flight. No $200 credit and the agent I called said that upgrades weren't eligible for reimbursement. I thought they were, and the above poster got it -- so how come I didn't?
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Old Mar 4, 11, 10:08 am   #7
 
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I upgraded for cash on UA on the day of flight. No $200 credit and the agent I called said that upgrades weren't eligible for reimbursement. I thought they were, and the above poster got it -- so how come I didn't?
What did the posted terms and conditions of the $200 offer say at the time you made the purchase?

THAT's what you hold them to, not some anecdotal reference on a message board. The terms are binding on BOTH parties, and disclosure is required (even if only by reference) if they want to change the terms.
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Old Mar 4, 11, 10:15 am   #8
 
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what about for a RCC membership?
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Old Mar 4, 11, 10:19 am   #9
 
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what about for a RCC membership?
I did get reimbursed for a PC spousal membership.
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Old Mar 19, 11, 3:53 pm   #10
 
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I bought an award ticket with United and it costed me 25.40. This amount was refunded in 2 days.

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Old Apr 9, 11, 11:36 pm   #11
 
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UA upgrade co-pay covered!

In the past month I did 2 Z -> NF mileage upgrades on UA that had copays of exactly $100 each.

Both times they were automatically reimbursed!

FYI, I checked-in online for one segment and at the airport counter for another to test both methods.
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Old Apr 13, 11, 11:42 am   #12
 
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$200 airline fee reimbursement reports: UA/CO only.

Anybody tried geting reimbursed for Continental.com gift certificates?
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Old Apr 14, 11, 9:04 pm   #13
 
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I'm not sure if this was already discussed, but figured I'd post anyway. It looks like the $200 airline fee credit is good for the fee they charge to use points for a specific airline. I recently used 100k points for CO and was charged $75 fee and $5 taxes. The $75 fee was reimbursed a few days later. I chose CO when I enrolled for the yearly credit.
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Old Apr 14, 11, 9:10 pm   #14
 
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I'm not sure if this was already discussed, but figured I'd post anyway. It looks like the $200 airline fee credit is good for the fee they charge to use points for a specific airline. I recently used 100k points for CO and was charged $75 fee and $5 taxes. The $75 fee was reimbursed a few days later. I chose CO when I enrolled for the yearly credit.
Isn't that what the Platinum credit is normally for (along with other charges of course...)? Change fee's, baggage, airline fees, etc.
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Old Apr 14, 11, 9:12 pm   #15
 
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I bought miles from UA and got credit from Amex. Anyway to get more then $200?
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