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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. 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 Jan 12, 18, 1:51 am
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Join Date: Dec 2017
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Originally Posted by lyniguez View Post
not sure if this will work but booking SEA to YVR in May/June one way is 99.23 total

It needs to be under $99 or else it will round up.
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Old Jan 12, 18, 9:32 am
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Lax SFO one ways are 48.xx each. Book for 4 separate passengers and they should all post individually
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Old Jan 12, 18, 2:37 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2016
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finally was able to find 3 flights for 69, 69, 64 and total came out to under $200.

the actual flight amounts came out to 68.05, 68.05, 63.30 for a total of 199.40.
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Old Jan 13, 18, 2:08 pm
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Upgraded seats for 2 on a RT flight. Two separate charges for $58 on Amex PRG. Posted 1/9, a $58 and a $42 credit on 1/12.
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Old Jan 14, 18, 5:03 am
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Join Date: Dec 2017
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I called in and now AMEX claims to have manually put my credit for the Dec 31 charge but said it would take 48 hours for it to show up. I will believe it when I see it. Still waiting and terrible delay.
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Old Jan 14, 18, 9:05 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2017
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Unbelievably terrible I called in today and they said the manual reimbursement was denied so I have to have the do a manual resubmit again.

Each time I have to explain it again from scratch to a non supervisor agent, even though they claimed to have written notes and it takes ten minutes or more because every agent is confused.

Now it can take 5 calendar days - supposedly the credit was approved by the supervisor on the phone I spoke to live.



Last time I will ever buy anything on January 1 again from AMEX.

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Old Jan 15, 18, 3:51 am
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Join Date: Jul 2015
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Just to clarify, is it critical to wait 24 hours before canceling the ticket and transferring the funds to the wallet? Or can we immediately cancel the ticket after the purchase and move the funds over to the wallet?

If itís not being refunded to credit card does it matter?
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Old Jan 15, 18, 1:27 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2018
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Date points for Platinum American Express. Gold 75k member:

Jan 4 $1.35 tax
Jan 4 $41.30 tix
Jan 9 Airline reimbursement for both

Jan 8 $96.30 one way tix
Jan 12 Airline reimbursement

I plan to call and cancel the tix and ask the tix to be deposited to my wallet. Seems like it is working so far so I plan on doing for the AmEx Gold $100 as well. It's unclear whether cancelling online will allow for the auto deposit to the wallet so I figure it's easier to call.
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Old Jan 15, 18, 1:37 pm
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Join Date: May 2012
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Originally Posted by FlyerGuy10 View Post
Just to clarify, is it critical to wait 24 hours before canceling the ticket and transferring the funds to the wallet? Or can we immediately cancel the ticket after the purchase and move the funds over to the wallet?

If it’s not being refunded to credit card does it matter?
I haven't seen the option to cancel and deposit to the wallet until after the 24-hour refund period has expired, but I haven't looked very hard. It's easy enough to wait out the refund period and cancel the second morning after the day of purchase.

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Old Jan 15, 18, 5:22 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2015
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I was actually thinking about booking one of those Alaska airfare deals at $59 (including taxes and fees) for a quick weekend get away. So I won't be cancelling the booking. Round trip so $59 x 2.

Dumb question:
I have a PRG, so only $100 of credit. If I do two separate bookings at $59 each, will the first booking get fully reimbursed and the second booking get $41 of reimbursement, where I pay the rest of the $18 out of pocket?
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Old Jan 15, 18, 9:49 pm
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Originally Posted by churnbie View Post
I was actually thinking about booking one of those Alaska airfare deals at $59 (including taxes and fees) for a quick weekend get away. So I won't be cancelling the booking. Round trip so $59 x 2.

Dumb question:
I have a PRG, so only $100 of credit. If I do two separate bookings at $59 each, will the first booking get fully reimbursed and the second booking get $41 of reimbursement, where I pay the rest of the $18 out of pocket?
Yes. Assuming, of course, that the ineligible expense type is allowed. Cheers.
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Old Jan 17, 18, 2:39 am
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Originally Posted by WrightHI View Post
I haven't seen the option to cancel and deposit to the wallet until after the 24-hour refund period has expired, but I haven't looked very hard. It's easy enough to wait out the refund period and cancel the second morning after the day of purchase.
As I understand it, within 24 hours of booking you are allowed to cancel an Alaska Air flight without penalty, so the payment is automatically refunded to the card used to pay for it. After 24 hours but less than 60 days before the booking, you can cancel and are given three options for the refund, one of which is to deposit the money to your Alaska Air "wallet". Such funds need to be used within a year of the original booking date. You don't see these options until you begin the cancellation process.
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Old Jan 18, 18, 2:51 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2016
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Originally Posted by lyniguez View Post
finally was able to find 3 flights for 69, 69, 64 and total came out to under $200.

the actual flight amounts came out to 68.05, 68.05, 63.30 for a total of 199.40.
reimbursements for all 3 came through yesterday
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Old Jan 19, 18, 11:05 am
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Join Date: Jan 2018
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Originally Posted by seattlefreqflyer View Post
Date points for Platinum American Express. Gold 75k member:

Jan 4 $1.35 tax
Jan 4 $41.30 tix
Jan 9 Airline reimbursement for both

Jan 8 $96.30 one way tix
Jan 12 Airline reimbursement

I plan to call and cancel the tix and ask the tix to be deposited to my wallet. Seems like it is working so far so I plan on doing for the AmEx Gold $100 as well. It's unclear whether cancelling online will allow for the auto deposit to the wallet so I figure it's easier to call.
I received reimbursements for additional flights and was able to cancel online easily. This seems to work! Not as great as the gift cards since those didn't expire and the wallet needs to be used in 1 year, but definitely a usable work around. Thanks to whoever figured this out!
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Old Jan 19, 18, 2:58 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2017
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Apologies in advance as I am trying to grasp the concept of so many things here and could use some help. Just approved for the Amex Aspire card that includes $250 airline fee reimbursement. I am also an Alaska Signature Visa Cardholder who has a buy one get one voucher that I was about to book with my Aspire (7xBonus pts) for a one way from OGG to DAL that will cost $457 including the companion fare. If I set up AS as my airline of choice with Amex how would I be able to work this to my advantage for this flight using the method mentioned that seems to be working? I am new to AS so I have no idea how my wallet works, but if I was to book a few flights under $99 and cancel them 24 hours later how do I have all of those funds credited to my wallet if they are all not booked under my name? Please help I am so lost here but would like to have as much of the $250 credit on my Amex go towards this $457 flight I am about to book.

Also follow up question regarding my wallet. If I book a few flights and then cancel them and elect for a credit certificate, am I allowed to deposit those certificates into my husband's "my wallet" or do they have to go into my wallet since I booked the flights?

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