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......
Last edited by DLcoop1977; Mar 11, 11 at 7:50 pm..
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.
I can use my DL miles to fly on any DL flight any time, one-way or round-trip.
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.
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....