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Airline fee $250/$200/$100 reimbursement reports: AS only (2011-2019)

Old Sep 17, 2014, 10:49 am
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Reminder: you must enroll and select AS as your airline BEFORE making a reimbursable purchase. Click HERE to enroll.
As of June 2017 gift certificates are no longer reimbursed. Link to buy gift certicates

According to this thread in the Alaska forum the reimbursement of Alaska Club memberships is no longer a problem. To see how much of your annual credit you've used, log in to AmEx, select the card in question, choose "Membership->Benefits" off the menu bar, scroll down to see the travel credit benefit. (with thanks to Lumpylump76)

Tickets cancelled within 24 hours are refunded back to the card used for the purchase. Tickets for travel dates > 60 days out can be deposited to your wallet when cancelled (this has not been true for some time). Change fees may apply depending on your status. Change fees are waived for MVP Gold and MVP Gold 75k members according to this page: https://www.alaskaair.com/content/mi...ID:MileagePlan (expand "service benefits" towards the bottom of the page). The wallet funds will expire one year after the issue date of the original ticket.
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Airline fee $250/$200/$100 reimbursement reports: AS only (2011-2019)

Old Oct 11, 2015, 7:05 am
Join Date: Jul 2015
Programs: SPG Gold
Posts: 38
Does anyone have any experience/success getting reimbursed for the taxes and costs associated with transferring Alaska miles to another mileage plan member?
Are these transfers processed directly by Alaska? Thanks
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Old Oct 11, 2015, 12:21 pm
Join Date: Nov 2014
Programs: AS MVPG 75k, SPG Gold, Hilton Gold, Avis Perferred Plus
Posts: 50
Originally Posted by bherman
Update: Looks like the transaction posted as "ALASKA AIR GIFT CERTSEATTLE WA". The category is still "Travel - Airline" and the description is "AIRLINE FBO". I think FBO stands for "Fixed based operator" (based on a quick google search).

Given it's called out as a gift certificate in the transaction line, I'm not holding out a ton of hope. But if any credit posts, I'll be sure to let you all know!
Full $100 credit posted yesterday! Woo hoo!
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Old Oct 12, 2015, 6:13 pm
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Seattle
Programs: AS
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OK, I am going to jump back in and try another GC . The last one did not credit.
Hope this one works, sounds like it should.

Just checked AmEx account online and my GC from August just got credited to account !!!!(Already paid
bill) so, now I have credit in account. Fabulous!!

Last edited by pcoll; Oct 12, 2015 at 6:18 pm Reason: additional info
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Old Oct 13, 2015, 1:41 am
Join Date: Dec 2014
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i just checked my amex acct and 50 50 100 all credited! wohoo! from aug purchase..
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Old Oct 13, 2015, 10:10 am
Join Date: Apr 2013
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Mine posted Oct 11, two days after purchase. That's more like it!
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Old Oct 18, 2015, 4:32 pm
Join Date: Oct 2015
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AMEX $200 GC Reimbursement seems to be based on amount

Based on my experience of the past 2 weeks, the $200 reimbursement for gift certificates appears to be based on dollar amount. I bought four $50 certificates all at once for $200 and after 10 days no reimbursement. I then bought four more $50 certificates in separate transactions a few days apart and all were reimbursed in a few days.
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Old Oct 19, 2015, 1:57 pm
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Seattle
Programs: SPG Platinum, HHonors Diamond, DL Diamond Medallion
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I bought a 50 GC on 10/16, got reimbursed on 10/19.
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Old Oct 19, 2015, 4:31 pm
Join Date: May 2012
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All of mine since I got the AMex have been refunded now.

GD just tried on her card. However she is having problems - we've not got the confirmation email, nor has the person we sent the GC to got the numbers. We purchased it Friday. We just called them and they claim to have resent everything but still no emails. I see the purchase on her Amex card so it went through the whole process.

Is anyone else having problem purchasing the gift cards?
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Old Oct 20, 2015, 12:56 pm
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 23
Well on the 2nd resend the recipient got it though we have still not got our receipt.. I guess their system was having some problems. But they are very nice when you call and will resend the GC.
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Old Oct 29, 2015, 10:35 am
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: PHX
Programs: AS MVP, HH Diamond
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Purchased 1 x $200 10/16 - not credited (spousal miscommunication)

Purchased 1 x $100 10/22 - credited 10/28
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Old Nov 13, 2015, 12:33 pm
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: SEA (close to KPAE)
Programs: QFF NB, DJ Gold, A3 Gold, HHonors Gold, Marriott Silver, Carlson Silver, A|Club Gold
Posts: 482
Still alive. 2x $50 cards in the one hit, posted as transaction as "Gift Cert" but still refunded by Amex.

Win win!
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Old Nov 20, 2015, 12:41 pm
Join Date: Jul 2014
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How much time is it taking nowadays to get the credit ?, I bought 1 X $50 4 days ago but still no credit.
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Old Nov 28, 2015, 10:29 am
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Sorry for asking a basic question, but I was just approved for a Platinum upgrade yesterday. How exactly does the annual calendar cutoff work? I plan on getting GC's right away this year, but not sure how to use next year's $200? Thank you!
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Old Dec 7, 2015, 8:41 pm
Join Date: Dec 2014
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i bought a $100 gc that posted on 11/30 as a gift cert and still no credit so it might be ymmv.
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Old Dec 8, 2015, 1:56 pm
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 34
No credit yet

Purchased $100 x 1 gc on Dec 3. No credit yet.
But also purchased $44 x 1 gc for southwest on another card and that one doesn't post as a gc and also no credit yet. same date.

Anyone gotten credit lately?
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