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

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

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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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Old Nov 24, 18, 11:02 pm
  #886  
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: SFO/SEA
Programs: Amex Biz Cent, JPMC Palladium, SPG/Hyatt Plat, Marriott Silver, Hertz PC, Avis Chairmans Circle
Posts: 3,284
In case people are looking for options as close to the $100 threshold as possible, SEA-SFO comes up at 98.20 for main cabin (not the basic economy) on a number of weekdays and weekends in May 2019. I was successful at getting these credited against the annual fee credit with Biz Plat a few months back (am MVPG so just cancelled for wallet credit) and am about to do so again with Biz Cent for two separate dates to use up the $200. Will follow up here assuming all goes well.
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Old Nov 25, 18, 1:42 am
  #887  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NYC, LAX, Seattle, Dubai... or just on a plane
Programs: Skywards Platinum, AS MVP75K, Hilton Diamond, Marriott Titanium, IHG Spire
Posts: 2,305
I have $250 credit on the Aspire and SEA-LAX was credited at $85 a pop to put back in my wallet.
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Old Nov 26, 18, 9:44 am
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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Seattle, WA
Programs: DL, Alaska, SPG, Hyatt
Posts: 414
Both three short haul flights, just under $200 total, charges were pending on Amex plat but when cleared, <1 week received the credits. Will cancel and have funds go into wallet.
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Old Nov 26, 18, 11:48 am
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Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Kansas City
Programs: Delta
Posts: 23
Are you an MVP or higher?

Nice! Thanks for the suggestion.

Last edited by mia; Nov 26, 18 at 5:27 pm Reason: Combine consecutive replies.
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Old Nov 26, 18, 11:26 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Seattle, WA
Programs: DL, Alaska, SPG, Hyatt
Posts: 414
MVP Gold.
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Old Dec 5, 18, 9:46 am
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Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 7
Amex Gold. Purchased on two tickets ($63/$58) on 11/29 around 9:45 AM. Cancelled tickets on 11/30 around 9:30 AM. Due to the weekend, the charge and refund of the tickets showed up on 12/3. Airline credit reimbursement showed up 12/5 for $100.
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Old Dec 5, 18, 10:54 am
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Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: SEA
Programs: AS MVP
Posts: 131
Say I want to book a $130 flight, which wouldn't be covered by the airline fee reimbursement. Instead, I buy a $50 GC (which won't be covered), and apply that to the ticket. Now I owe $80 on the flight. I believe that if I put that on my Plat with AS selected, it should cover the fee, right? Am I missing anything that would cause this not to work?
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Old Dec 5, 18, 2:48 pm
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Join Date: Apr 2018
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Originally Posted by emag_eh7 View Post
Say I want to book a $130 flight, which wouldn't be covered by the airline fee reimbursement. Instead, I buy a $50 GC (which won't be covered), and apply that to the ticket. Now I owe $80 on the flight. I believe that if I put that on my Plat with AS selected, it should cover the fee, right? Am I missing anything that would cause this not to work?
Please be a data point and let us know.

Another option: is the $130 round-trip or one-way? If round trip, why not purchase two one-ways (and theoretically be under the $ threshold) for the credit?
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Old Dec 5, 18, 4:13 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: SEA
Programs: AS MVP
Posts: 131
Originally Posted by robchow View Post
Please be a data point and let us know.

Another option: is the $130 round-trip or one-way? If round trip, why not purchase two one-ways (and theoretically be under the $ threshold) for the credit?
I'll plan on testing it out in the next few days.

$130 is a one-way, if it was RT I would definitely just book two separate tickets. This will be good to know for the future anyway, I'll have at least 3 cards, possibly 4 with airline credit to use up next year.
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Old Dec 7, 18, 9:59 am
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Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: LAX/SFO
Programs: Hyatt Explorist, Hilton Diamond, Fortune Wings Club Gold
Posts: 98
Bought SEA-SFO for 98.20 for main cabin on 12/2. Canceled 23 hours later. Received 98.20 Amex fee credit on 12/4, 98.20 Alaska cancellation credit on 12/5.
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Old Dec 9, 18, 5:07 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Programs: AA EP, SPG Plat
Posts: 2,259
12/3 sub $100 tickets on separate cards and accounts. One account was been reimbursed on 12/7 while the other hasn't. The only difference was the AS airline selection was made just an hour beforehand..
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Old Dec 11, 18, 11:03 am
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Location: Snohomish, WA
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I purchased SEA-SFO for $98.20 as well on 12/7. Cancelled on 12/9 and deposited the funds to my wallet. Charge hit AmEx yesterday and I still haven't seen the statement credit.
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Old Dec 12, 18, 1:55 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2008
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Posts: 3,702
i havent seen a statement credit for tax on award ticket yet. charged on dec 6
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Old Dec 12, 18, 2:10 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: HNL
Programs: AS MVP, HH Diamond
Posts: 3,242
Originally Posted by pbd456 View Post
i havent seen a statement credit for tax on award ticket yet. charged on dec 6
On your benefits page, what does your 'meter' indicate for airline fee credits? This tends to show used sooner than the credit shows up.
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Old Dec 12, 18, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Ripper3785 View Post
On your benefits page, what does your 'meter' indicate for airline fee credits? This tends to show used sooner than the credit shows up.
Nice tip. The credit doesn't show on my statement yet but the benefits page shows it's applied.

Neil
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