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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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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 Sep 5, 2019, 3:54 pm
  #1126  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SEA
Programs: AS 100K, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 884
So are we going to assume this was just a temporary systems glitch and we can all go back to breathing a little easier? I sure wasn't ready for this to end yet. Too many airline fees to use.
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Old Sep 5, 2019, 5:25 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 79
Originally Posted by bruinfan90
I had a $19 Alaska Airlines seat selection charge post on Aug 26th. No movement on the meter and no credit yet ... One week later. For me, the auto-credit system isn't even working on items that clearly fall under the reimbursable categories list.
I had a flight change fee that didn't post. I private messaged, and at first the representative couldn't get it to post, He gave the specific phone # I needed, but before I could call he resubmitted, and it worked.

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Old Sep 5, 2019, 5:31 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: SFO/SJC
Programs: whatever comes with CCs
Posts: 1,083
Originally Posted by mcjnizzle
Purchased two one way flights using Amex Hilton Aspire card 8/28 on Alaska Airlines, each flight cost $83.30. The flights were purchased separately so i had two charges of $83.30 on my card. Amex reimbursed me twice at $83.30 on 8/31.
This is the only recent data point where tickets below $100 worked. I Had a purchase on 8/24 that didn't trigger the credit. Might have to try again with a flight < $50
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Old Sep 6, 2019, 10:09 am
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Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Upcountry Maui, HI
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Originally Posted by rune87
So are we going to assume this was just a temporary systems glitch and we can all go back to breathing a little easier?
Too soon to tell. We need more time and more data points. Could be a temporary glitch or a real change.

-David
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Old Sep 9, 2019, 9:44 am
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Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 8
Appears to have been a glitch

2 $98.30 airfares on 8/21 not reimbursed, $88.30 airfare on 9/5 reimbursed 9/8. Amex Bus Plat for all transactions.
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Old Sep 9, 2019, 4:03 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Seattle
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Dudearino. WELCOME to FLYERTALK!!! Love the name.
Thanks for posting your data on your AS transactions. You do not specify if you have status with AS. I assume this was for travel you actually wanted.

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Old Sep 9, 2019, 4:13 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2019
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Originally Posted by pcoll
Dudearino. WELCOME to FLYERTALK!!! Love the name.
Thanks for posting your data on your AS transactions. You do not specify if you have status with AS. I assume this was for travel you actually wanted.
I am MVP Gold so I usually just purchase airfare wait a couple days then cancel and load the money into my Alaska wallet. My wife has a couple of Aspire cards so I will test those credits out later this week and report back.
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Old Sep 9, 2019, 7:03 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Portland, OR.
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Sorry, I tried to find the answer within the thread so sorry for reposting.

Is the companion fare and/or taxes refunded by AMex. I"m a week out and not seeing anything...
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Old Sep 9, 2019, 10:46 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 8
Originally Posted by tfizzle
Sorry, I tried to find the answer within the thread so sorry for reposting.

Is the companion fare and/or taxes refunded by AMex. I"m a week out and not seeing anything...
Not officially, but from what I have seen any charge directly from Alaska under $100 should be reimbursed. There appeared to be a glitch at the end of August that charges aren't getting reimbursed. Usually only takes a couple days.
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Old Sep 10, 2019, 5:16 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2000
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Originally Posted by tfizzle
Sorry, I tried to find the answer within the thread so sorry for reposting.

Is the companion fare and/or taxes refunded by AMex. I"m a week out and not seeing anything...

I've never successfully gotten it reimbursed. I also haven't tried gaming it with partial payment using wallet or gift card funds.

-David
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Old Sep 11, 2019, 9:51 am
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: SFO/SJC
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tried $49 ticket on 9/2. No reimbursement has posted yet.
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Old Sep 11, 2019, 2:48 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2016
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Hilton Aspire: data point.

Sep 5: Bought 3 tickets for $83.30 x 3 = $249.90
Sep 6: Cancelled at around 23 hours mark.
Sep 8: Alaska refunded the amount.
Sep 10: Amex credit posted
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Old Sep 12, 2019, 3:10 am
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Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Seattle
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Originally Posted by mintcilantro
tried $49 ticket on 9/2. No reimbursement has posted yet.
Originally Posted by kumaranik
Sep 5: Bought 3 tickets for $83.30 x 3 = $249.90
Sep 6: Cancelled at around 23 hours mark.
Sep 8: Alaska refunded the amount.
Sep 10: Amex credit posted
What is the discrepancy here? What’s the trick?
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Old Sep 12, 2019, 1:36 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2013
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Originally Posted by NWplatinum
What is the discrepancy here? What’s the trick?
if mintcilantro can confirm, the credit probably posted by now.
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Old Sep 15, 2019, 3:00 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2017
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Originally Posted by mintcilantro
tried $49 ticket on 9/2. No reimbursement has posted yet.
Originally Posted by frudd38
if mintcilantro can confirm, the credit probably posted by now.
Originally Posted by kumaranik
Sep 5: Bought 3 tickets for $83.30 x 3 = $249.90
Sep 6: Cancelled at around 23 hours mark.
Sep 8: Alaska refunded the amount.
Sep 10: Amex credit posted
Originally Posted by NWplatinum
What is the discrepancy here? What’s the trick?
hmm. so based on recent DPs, could it be that theres a sweet spot for AS flight fares reimbursement? im seeing the best chances for credit is between $50 and $90. maybe true? or temp glitch? we talk about sub $100, but i think theres a sweet spot.

would like to see more "non-legit" expenses under $50 and over $90+ get credit.

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