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Airline fee $250/$200/$100 reimbursement reports: AS only

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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 Apr 27, 18, 10:13 am
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Any recent DPs on in-flight food ordered via the app?
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Old Apr 27, 18, 12:51 pm
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One more successful AmEx Platinum reimbursement:

* Two $48.20 tickets (SFO-LAX) purchased 4/23
* Two $48.20 reimbursement credits posted 4/26
* Two flights canceled and credit issued to My Wallet 4/26

this is almost easier than the old GC method. If they really do get rid of the > 60-day change fee waiver, well, I'm sure we can all come up with something.
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Old Apr 27, 18, 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by tullera View Post
... I'm sure we can all come up with something.
I believe another approach was used late last year. See HERE.
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Old Apr 29, 18, 11:26 am
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Originally Posted by be_rettSEA View Post
Yes. It should be reimbursed.
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Sorry could not find an answer for this using search but is premium seat selection eligible for a credit?
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Just to be clear....are you saying that upgrading to premium class after buying a ticket should be reimbursed?

I already bought two tickets to Lihue for July on Alaska Airlines, but saw that I could upgrade to premium class for $99 per ticket.

Officially, “upgrades” are not reimbursable as per the travel credit rules, but I did see one dp on Dan’s Deals saying that this may work??
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Old Apr 29, 18, 8:01 pm
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Food on board purchase $23.50 reimbursed.

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Old May 1, 18, 6:54 pm
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Purchased airfare of $113.30 was NOT reimbursed.

Didn't expect to be. Just a data point for the thread.
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Old May 5, 18, 12:54 am
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April 29 purchase LAX-LAS X 2 $49.20 ea
April 29 purchase LAS-LAX X 2 $49.20 ea

May 3 reimbursed for all. $196.80

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Old May 5, 18, 1:07 am
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I got re imbursed for my premium seat 3 days after purchase
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Old May 5, 18, 6:37 pm
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Checked my American Express online account today. Interesting reimbursement experience. I had previously used $126.49 of my $200 credit earlier in the year, leaving me with $73.51 reimbursement balance on my Amex Platinum for the rest of the year.

April 30: Purchased a ticket that was priced at a little over $180. After applying all of my existing Alaska Air discount codes, the total came to $100.40. I fully expected to NOT have any of this reimbursed by Amex. By the morning of May 2, the full $100.40 posted as normal.
May 2: Purchased a ticket in the amount of $53.33. I DID expect to have this charge reimbursed, which would leave me with a reimbursement balance of $20.18 for the rest of the year.
May 4: Received an Amex Airline Fee Reimbursement in the amount of $73.51. I have now used my full $200 for the year. This was unexpected, but it is appreciated.
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Old May 8, 18, 1:20 am
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made the purchase of some AS tickets and canceled the next day. probably because i canceled too soon, the pending charge was never permanent. they just disappeared after pending for a few days. weird comparing with all the other DPs. no reimbursement of course. gonna try again and ask to switch to AA if still not working

never mind, i spoke too early. for a moment the transactions were gone, but are now posted. i expect the credits soon, and will report back if they don't hit.

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Old May 8, 18, 8:35 am
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Originally Posted by neversaynever View Post
made the purchase of some AS tickets and canceled the next day. probably because i canceled too soon, the pending charge was never permanent. they just disappeared after pending for a few days. weird comparing with all the other DPs. no reimbursement of course. gonna try again and ask to switch to AA if still not working
Mine were pending for 3 or 4 days, then another 2 or 3 days before the reimbursement posted, THEN I was able to cancel.
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Old May 8, 18, 10:37 am
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Originally Posted by tatterdema View Post
Mine were pending for 3 or 4 days, then another 2 or 3 days before the reimbursement posted, THEN I was able to cancel.
did you cancel into the travel bank? I was trying to stay within 24 hours to get full refund.
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Old May 8, 18, 11:26 am
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Originally Posted by neversaynever View Post
did you cancel into the travel bank? I was trying to stay within 24 hours to get full refund.
Read above. You cannot get a full refund of something you never paid for. There is no way a charge can go through, and reimbursement made in 24 hours from start to finish, at least as far as I am aware.

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Old May 8, 18, 8:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Finagler View Post
Checked my American Express online account today. Interesting reimbursement experience. I had previously used $126.49 of my $200 credit earlier in the year, leaving me with $73.51 reimbursement balance on my Amex Platinum for the rest of the year.

April 30: Purchased a ticket that was priced at a little over $180. After applying all of my existing Alaska Air discount codes, the total came to $100.40. I fully expected to NOT have any of this reimbursed by Amex. By the morning of May 2, the full $100.40 posted as normal.
May 2: Purchased a ticket in the amount of $53.33. I DID expect to have this charge reimbursed, which would leave me with a reimbursement balance of $20.18 for the rest of the year.
May 4: Received an Amex Airline Fee Reimbursement in the amount of $73.51. I have now used my full $200 for the year. This was unexpected, but it is appreciated.
I am confused . I thought only one discount code per purchase. Unless poster is referring to Wallet Funds? Perhaps AS has changed rules for applying DC?
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Old May 8, 18, 9:18 pm
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I got re imbursed for my premium seat 3 days after purchase
Was this an upgrade to premium?
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