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Credits capped at a sum of $200 per calendar year, meaning you could do $200 on Dec 31st and $200 on Jan 1st in the extreme.

You will get a partial credit to bring you up to the $200 if a qualifying charge takes you past the limit.

You must select your airline or the benefit won't apply.

If you've selected once and don't wish to change airlines, no need to select again in future years.

The credit(s) may take several days to post. Give it a week before worrying.


eCerts

The new (as of mid-2013) Delta eGift certificates qualify.

Use the direct link to the eGift cert order page, or navigate via Delta.com>Shop>eGift Certificate.

Denominations over $50 will not generate the credit. Multiple $50 certs will.

No need to place separate orders using multiple carts/checkouts. By adding multiple certs to one order (e.g., 4 x $50), even though they are in the same cart, the certs will post as separate transactions and still generate a credit for each.

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Old Feb 15, 11, 5:39 pm   #1
 
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$200 airline fee reimbursement reports: DL only

I only fly delta domestically so I reg'ed with delta and use it for inflight meals, because of the $200 dollar credit I have been generous on my flights buying neighbors food/drinks etc.
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Old Mar 6, 11, 8:28 pm   #2
 
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Can I buy a sky club membership (for someone else) and get $200 in credit back?

What about international award ticket redemption fees for taxes, etc.? They seem to post as "Additional collection".

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Old Mar 8, 11, 3:34 pm   #3
 
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$200 pet fee was refunded by Amex without question or request.
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Old Mar 11, 11, 6:22 pm   #4
 
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Buy miles?

Can you use the $200 to buy miles? If so, then for $168 you would get 9K SkyMiles. (Have to buy in set increments so the next choice would be 12K miles for $224. This includes the current 50% bonus on buying miles.) Granted, this is not a screaming deal, but come the end of the year if you have credit to spend......

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Old Mar 12, 11, 3:36 am   #5
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Can you use the $200 to buy miles?
At most airlines, miles purchases, gifts or transfers are billed by points.com, not by the carrier. The charge must be submitted by the airline to be considered.
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Old Mar 12, 11, 6:34 am   #6
 
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At most airlines, miles purchases, gifts or transfers are billed by points.com, not by the carrier. The charge must be submitted by the airline to be considered.
DL's miles purchases are posted as DL, appearing like a ticket, not by a third party vendor. Not sure how AMEX's systems are set up in terms of detecting if the transaction is refundable. IIRC, the "ticket" type is in the miscellaneous category, similar to bag fees.
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Old Mar 12, 11, 8:23 am   #7
 
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taxes refunded

I am DL platinium. Booked couple of trips to Paris using DL points for my wife and I on tax card, tax comes in total $176. got credit back on the next statement. Wait for another month to cancel my trip to get the $176 back.
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Old Mar 12, 11, 9:14 am   #8
 
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Is the $150 dollar fee, I'm only an FO on Delta, considered a ticket charge or is it something else so that I could use the 200 towards changing a ticket
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Old Mar 17, 11, 9:05 pm   #9
 
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Has anyone tried to purchase a Delta Gift Certificate and got the Amex refund?
http://www.delta.com/help/contact_us...ates/index.jsp

This could be a work around for using the credit to purchase flights plus if you don't use the certificate you can get cash back for a 10% charge.
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Old Apr 4, 11, 12:40 pm   #10
 
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Not sure if this has been mentioned already...

I got 2 award tickets on DL to Europe with $200 in taxes($100 per). I was reimbursed under the $200 airline credit.
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Old Apr 7, 11, 8:19 am   #11
 
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Anyone have any luck getting reimbursed for buying Delta gift cards? If so, what increments were those bought in?
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Old Apr 12, 11, 1:53 pm   #12
 
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Which airlines besides AA have gift cards that would qualify for the reimbursement?
I haven't seen any successful besides Delta yet. There was the question around whether Delta gift cards worked, but I haven't seen a post to suggest either way. I wish Amex was more clear on what is reimbursable and what isn't. It feels more like a guessing game to take advantage of the benefit. I would say there seems to be a pattern of small purchases getting reimbursed (gift cards, cheap flights, etc.) So maybe Amex is clearing everything below a certain threshold. I wish I knew how their system was determining what gets credited and what doesn't. Frustrating....
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Old Apr 13, 11, 9:56 am   #13
 
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Wait, I didn't get it... Anyone tried to buy a Delta gift card and got reimbursed for it? If that is the case, what was the gift card amount?

Thank you!
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Old Apr 13, 11, 10:08 am   #14
 
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Wait, I didn't get it... Anyone tried to buy a Delta gift card and got reimbursed for it? If that is the case, what was the gift card amount?

Thank you!
I bought 400 $.50 cards and so far have 397 of them reimbursed.
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Old Apr 13, 11, 8:33 pm   #15
 
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I bought 400 $.50 cards and so far have 397 of them reimbursed.
Hey, thanks for the reply. You bought 400 .50 $ cards?? haha
I can't find where to buy gift cards the only thing i see is this:
https://www.delta.com/help/contact_u...x.jsp#purchase
and this is not redeemable online...

Thanks again
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