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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 Jun 21, 2017, 4:17 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2012
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Since it looks like small ticket amounts are being reimbursed - can we try to determine the upper end for it?

From the posts above, there is atleast one post about $104 being reimbused:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/28178983-post472.html

Anyone went higher? Since Alaska has free cancellation/changes, one can always buy a ticket to park the money for the next year.


$70 fare change fee (moved my flight up a day) from 6/16 did not get reimbursed yet, not expecting it to at this point.


You should expect it to - Amex explicitly says that flight change fees are covered. https://www.americanexpress.com/us/c...redit/platinum
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Old Jun 27, 2017, 3:05 pm
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Originally Posted by nomii


You should expect it to - Amex explicitly says that flight change fees are covered. https://www.americanexpress.com/us/c...redit/platinum
It finally posted this morning - I guess I got a little too trigger happy with that, given that 4-5 days was all that the other reimbursements took pre-GC crackdowns.
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Old Jun 27, 2017, 4:20 pm
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Thanks for reporting that change fees is working.

To clarify, was this the $125 change fees only? Or did Amex reimburse any ticket value also (e.g. if you changed a $50 ticket to a $100 ticket and paid $50 upcharge).

If its amex reimbursing upcharges, then maybe we can use alaska free changes and change a $60 flight to a $260 flight and get reimbursed?
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Old Jun 29, 2017, 10:49 am
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Join Date: Oct 2015
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Originally Posted by nomii
Thanks for reporting that change fees is working.

To clarify, was this the $125 change fees only? Or did Amex reimburse any ticket value also (e.g. if you changed a $50 ticket to a $100 ticket and paid $50 upcharge).

If its amex reimbursing upcharges, then maybe we can use alaska free changes and change a $60 flight to a $260 flight and get reimbursed?
This was the fare difference on a change - I'm Gold, so no $125 fee. Just an upfare to fly out a day early.
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Old Jul 18, 2017, 5:05 pm
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Update: I had 106.xx and 92.xx one-way flights reimbursed this week.
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Old Jul 28, 2017, 1:35 pm
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I had $98.xx and $103.xx one-way flights reimbursed this week. Reimbursement posted 3 days after the purchase.
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Old Aug 8, 2017, 1:10 pm
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Too bad gift cards no longer work for AS.

In these two cases I got credit

1.
- Had $355 sitting in Alaska Wallet
- Bought a $395 ticket (using wallet $)
- $40 was charged to Amex card
- Couple days later $40 charge was credited to Reimbursement Charge.

2.
- Purchased an Alaska Award ticket with $18.10 in charges, was also reimbursed

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Old Aug 12, 2017, 3:27 pm
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Just had flight tickets reimbursed, separately ~$65 and ~$80.
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Old Aug 20, 2017, 2:12 am
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Originally Posted by rty05
Just had flight tickets reimbursed, separately ~$65 and ~$80.
Were these outright flights or did you combine them with some giftcards or wallet funds?
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Old Aug 20, 2017, 4:46 pm
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Originally Posted by ST_Hawaii
Were these outright flights or did you combine them with some giftcards or wallet funds?
I've had total flight costs reimbursed. No giftcard/wallet funds. My flights were < $100 each.
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Old Aug 20, 2017, 11:05 pm
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Originally Posted by OverThereTooMuch
I've had total flight costs reimbursed. No giftcard/wallet funds. My flights were < $100 each.
Good to know flight cost is getting reimbursed. I'd rather have gift cards myself since they can be used at any time and don't expire, but still good
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Old Sep 8, 2017, 4:01 pm
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Join Date: May 2015
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Originally Posted by OverThereTooMuch
I've had total flight costs reimbursed. No giftcard/wallet funds. My flights were < $100 each.
Were these automatically reimbursed, or did you have to call in and pretend the charges were something else? I had a one-way flight for $41.20 post to my account on 01/09/17, and I haven't seen any action so far.
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Old Sep 9, 2017, 4:13 pm
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So, basically, there's no definite answer as to what works?
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Old Sep 28, 2017, 7:50 am
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Use AmEx Plat on 9/11 to pay for fees on award tickets, all fee transactions were less than $70. As of 9/28, no credit has appeared. It looks pretty dead.
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Old Sep 28, 2017, 9:14 am
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I bought a couple of domestic award tickets on 9/20, and two credits appeared 9/24.

IIRC, there's a place to see progress towards the $200 credit limit, but I can't seem to find it--since it's not mentioned in the wiki, can someone remind me where to find that information?
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