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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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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 22, 2019, 11:28 am
  #1156  
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 23
Bought $96.30 flight in mid August. No movement from Amex.
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Old Sep 24, 2019, 6:43 am
  #1157  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Portland, OR.
Programs: AA PPro
Posts: 620
Sep 17 bot $48.30 fare from PAE to BOI
Sep 19 airline reimbursement
Sep 22 Amex airline fee credit
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Old Sep 24, 2019, 10:56 am
  #1158  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SEA
Programs: AS 100K, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 884
So I guess another question to add to this. How many of you are Golds/75Ks cancelling back into your wallets vs MVPs/Nons cancelling back to your cards? I'm wondering if Amex is getting the cancellation data as well. There has to be a pattern to this.
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Old Sep 24, 2019, 12:02 pm
  #1159  
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Programs: A3 *G, AA exePlat, AS MVP 75k Gold, JL sapphire, UA silver
Posts: 4,052
The travel credit meter is accessed via the benefits/travel after logging in, right?

so it has not triggered from award fee last week.
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Old Sep 24, 2019, 10:55 pm
  #1160  
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Programs: AS MVP Gold 75k, Hyatt Globalist, National Executive Elite
Posts: 272
If the small-fare trick is dead, you can still purchase a refundable fare w/ seat upgrade and the seat upgrade part should be reimbursed according to T&C. Then you can cancel the refundable fare and the full amount(fare+upgrade fee) will be returned to your credit card. See https://www.alaskaair.com/content/tr...preferred-plus
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Old Sep 25, 2019, 1:40 am
  #1161  
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: SFO/LAX/SAN/LAS/DFW/JFK/LGA/EWR/MIA
Posts: 1,073
Originally Posted by tfizzle
Sep 17 bot $48.30 fare from PAE to BOI
Sep 19 airline reimbursement
Sep 22 Amex airline fee credit
thank you for the DP. so strange that a DP from [MENTION=10060363]Dudearino[/MENTION] shows no credit for a $53 airfare on 9/13. i wonder whats going on here...
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Old Sep 25, 2019, 7:33 am
  #1162  
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: USA
Programs: SPG HH AA PLT AS MVPG
Posts: 142
I'm MVP/Gold, so I'm able to use my Alaska wallet. My last 4 purchases (which included two independent seat selection purchases), completed in the past 6 weeks, all failed to trigger a reimbursement.

I expect those seat selection purchases will be manually reimbursed to me after the 30-day waiting period, but Amex has clearly tightened their system so much that almost nothing is getting credited back. Some people/purchases seem to be slipping through, but my experiences indicate that those are exceptions.
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Old Sep 25, 2019, 3:33 pm
  #1163  
 
Join Date: May 2010
Programs: Hyatt Globalist, HH Diamond, Bonvoy Gold...
Posts: 56
Used AMEX Aspire

Sep 22: Bought 4 tickets for $48.30 x 4 = $193.20

No reimbursement still...
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Old Sep 25, 2019, 3:40 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Upcountry Maui, HI
Posts: 13,371
Originally Posted by VIT-B
Used AMEX Aspire

Sep 22: Bought 4 tickets for $48.30 x 4 = $193.20

No reimbursement still...

That's only 3 days ago. Give it some time, like at least a week or more and then please update us with your result.

To me it looks like there were big problems in August, but many people in September are seeing reimbursements, though some post here with exceptions to that. Hard to tell if a new pattern is emerging or not.

-David
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Old Sep 26, 2019, 2:27 pm
  #1165  
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: SFO
Posts: 32
Just to close out my post from a week back, my $83.30 AS ticket charge from 9/14 has still not received a credit, and at this point I don't expect it to. I'm going to experiment with some other charges in the coming days to see if I can make heads or tails.
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Old Sep 26, 2019, 4:59 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 995
Wow...oddly enough it seems like the people who cancelled the tickets within the 24 window and got refunds actually had a higher rate of success on getting the credit.
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Old Sep 27, 2019, 3:55 pm
  #1167  
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Upcountry Maui, HI
Posts: 13,371
Originally Posted by rtmf
Just to close out my post from a week back, my $83.30 AS ticket charge from 9/14 has still not received a credit, and at this point I don't expect it to. I'm going to experiment with some other charges in the coming days to see if I can make heads or tails.
Can you try with something under $50 and over $50 on different days?

-David
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Old Sep 27, 2019, 5:27 pm
  #1168  
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: SEA
Posts: 2,025
$53.30 Purchase 9/6 - Received Reimbursement on 9/10
$11.20 Purchase 9/8 - No Reimbursement
$17.32 Purchase 9/18 - No Reimbursement (yet)
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Old Sep 28, 2019, 3:36 pm
  #1169  
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 6
Great news:

$58.30 * 2 Purchase 9/25
Checked meter, says $83.40 available on biz plat 9/28
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Old Sep 28, 2019, 5:24 pm
  #1170  
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Menlo Park, CA, USA
Programs: UA 1MM 0P, AA, DL, *wood, Lifetime FPC Plat., IHG, HHD
Posts: 6,925
Does any inflight internet work for this? Is there a gogo plan one can buy that might work on other airlines?
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