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Airline fee $200/$100 reimbursement reports: DL only [2011 - 2015]

Airline fee $200/$100 reimbursement reports: DL only [2011 - 2015]

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  • In the Amex Membership Rewards family, both the Consumer and Business versions of the Platinum and Centurion cards qualify for a $200 airline credit. The Premier Rewards Gold (PRG) card is eligible for a $100 airline credit.
  • You must click here to select Delta as your enrolled airline before you make a reimbursable purchase, else the benefit won't apply. The feature is activated immediately upon airline designation.
  • If you've selected DL in the past and don't wish to change airlines, there's no need to select again; current selection rolls into future years until modified.
  • Reported reimbursed incidental charges have included baggage and other service fees, award and change fees (incl standby, SDC), taxes, in-flight purchases (not WiFi), lounge access fees, EC upgrade (seat assignment) fees, priority boarding fees, Delta mileage booster fees, and DL eGift Cards/eCerts (see section below). Charges not posted by Delta (e.g., partners) are not eligible. Note that the Global Entry fee reimbursement is a separate benefit in addition to the $200 Delta incidentals reimbursement.The T&Cs state the eligible charges, but YMMV, so don't call and ask.
  • The credit is per account, not per card. If the main account has authorized users with additional cards, eligible charges may still be made on those cards, but they'll count jointly towards the same account limit.
  • Credits are capped per calendar year, meaning you could tap the full amount on Dec 31st and again on Jan 1st in the extreme. Transaction date, not posting date, determines the year.
  • You will get a partial credit to bring your total annual reimbursements to the limit exactly if a qualifying charge takes you past the limit.
  • Credit posting delays range from several business days (typical) to several weeks (seen in Oct 2015). The T&Cs state that it could take up to four weeks, so wait at least that long before worrying, and certainly don't contact Amex prematurely. After four weeks, if you've read this Wiki carefully and posted here seeking assistance but the credit still has not arrived, consider chatting with Amex online. Politely mention the "Delta extras" you thought would be reimbursed within four weeks and they'll handle it.

eGift Card (eCert) details

  • Delta eGift Cards (eCerts) qualify for reimbursement. The name on the eCerts doesn't matter and need not match your card, but you must purchase using an eligible Amex card and meet the other criteria detailed in this Wiki.
  • Denominations over $50 will not generate the credit. Multiple $50 eCerts will. The smallest denomination available is $50.
  • To order, use this direct link to the eGift cert order page, or navigate via Delta.com>Shop>eGift Certificate.
  • No need to place separate orders using multiple carts/checkouts. By adding multiple certs to one order (e.g., 4 x $50), even though they are in the same cart, the certs will post as separate transactions and still generate a credit for each.
  • eCert purchases may initially authorize (show pending) as ticket purchases before posting to (finalize on) your statement. Multiple-eCert orders may authorize the combined value as a single pending ticket purchase. Don't worry. They will later post as separate eCert charges in the qualifying amounts.
  • eCerts are generated instantly, but the codes are not valid for use until 72 hours after purchase, so don't order expecting to use them in a pinch.
  • A maximum of three eCerts may be redeemed per online transaction. Splitting a round-trip into two one-ways will allow you to use additional eCerts.


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Old Dec 21, 13, 1:01 pm
  #406  
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: ATL
Programs: DL PM, SPG Plat
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Anyone know how many $50 certs can be used per ticket? I've read T&C but am curious about any personal experiences.
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Old Dec 22, 13, 7:26 am
  #407  
 
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Originally Posted by FederalFlyer
Anyone know how many $50 certs can be used per ticket? I've read T&C but am curious about any personal experiences.
3 per ticket. You can put more certs on delta.com/redeem but it would let you only chose 3 on the next step. These certs never expire though.

Another point is - depends on the ticket rules, if two one ways almost cost the same as a roundtrip, you could potentially use more certs in a trip.
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Old Dec 22, 13, 5:50 pm
  #408  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Detroit area
Programs: Delta Skymiles, United MileagePlus
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No reimbursement Delta $50 voucher

I bought 1 $50 delta gift card at https://www.delta.com/egift/eGiftPur...D_eGift_Launch on 12/06/2013 and still have not been reimbursed. :\ Is this the same place you guys are buying them?
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Old Dec 23, 13, 1:18 am
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Join Date: Dec 2013
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can someone confirm the above post or post a link for delta GC purchase? I want to make sure I'm using the correct link before putting 200 on my card.

Thanks!
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Old Dec 23, 13, 11:01 am
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Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Lexington, KY USA
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Bought 4 yesterday...will see next week how they are handled.
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Old Dec 23, 13, 11:26 am
  #411  
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
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Can anyone provide a link that they used to purchase delta tickets. A few of us are new to the forum and would like to do this before our time runs out.

Greatly Appreciated!
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Old Dec 23, 13, 7:17 pm
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https://www.delta.com/egift/eGiftPur...D_eGift_Launch

Is the appropriate link.
delta.com>Shop>eGift Certificate

Bought four and reimbursed for all of them in 3 days.

-dsruff
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Old Dec 24, 13, 6:24 am
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Join Date: Sep 2011
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Originally Posted by shadylane318 View Post
Can anyone provide a link that they used to purchase delta tickets. A few of us are new to the forum and would like to do this before our time runs out.

Greatly Appreciated!
There's a link 3 posts above yours. I received my credit yesterday for a GC I purchased a couple days ago.
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Old Dec 24, 13, 7:14 am
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Join Date: Aug 2013
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I did a 50$ test a few days ago and am seeing the charge as "Travel - Airline". Assuming this will not be reimbursed? Any others seeing this as well?
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Old Dec 24, 13, 8:40 am
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I am unable to purchase the egift cards with my Platinum Amex.

At first the website claimed my billing address was outside the US. Finally I just manually re-entered it as a new address and got this message:

"We're sorry. Payment authorization has failed. You will need to select a new form of payment"

Perhaps they have blocked out all Amex Platinum cards for these purchases?
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Old Dec 24, 13, 3:34 pm
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Join Date: May 2003
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Programs: DL DM (MM), SPG Gold, Marriott Silver, Hilton Gold, IHG Plat, LH Never Ever Again!
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On Board Food...Covered by the $200 credit?

Literally, the cart is rolling down the aisle and I have $75 not yet credited on my AMEX Plat. Does food bought on board Delta flights come under the reimbursable expense?

A quick answer means snacks for my row and the row in front of me.

Thanks to all!


Found the answer (thank you gogo): Enroll and select a qualifying airline to receive up to $200 in statement credits annually for incidental airline fees charged by the airline to your Card. Eligible charges include* baggage fees, flight-change fees, in-flight food and beverage purchases, and airport lounge day passes.

Last edited by woody125; Dec 24, 13 at 3:38 pm Reason: Found it!
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Old Dec 26, 13, 12:07 pm
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Join Date: Apr 2005
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Originally Posted by woody125 View Post
Literally, the cart is rolling down the aisle and I have $75 not yet credited on my AMEX Plat. Does food bought on board Delta flights come under the reimbursable expense?

A quick answer means snacks for my row and the row in front of me.
How very nice of you - how did the Santa Claus of the air event go?
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Old Dec 26, 13, 7:54 pm
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Originally Posted by GrizShel View Post
I am unable to purchase the egift cards with my Platinum Amex.

At first the website claimed my billing address was outside the US. Finally I just manually re-entered it as a new address and got this message:

"We're sorry. Payment authorization has failed. You will need to select a new form of payment"

Perhaps they have blocked out all Amex Platinum cards for these purchases?
No, I get these error messages occasionally. Try again later.
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Old Dec 26, 13, 10:52 pm
  #419  
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: ATL
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The credits for my last 3x $50 GCs posted today.
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Old Dec 27, 13, 5:51 am
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Join Date: Apr 2005
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Originally Posted by SansSerif View Post
No, I get these error messages occasionally. Try again later.
I did so, and while I got the same weird message that my address was not in the US when it was, after I arbitrarily made a minor change in my address, it did go through the 2nd time (unlike my last effort).
Another strange thing was there was an extra word (someone else's surname) displaying on the screen within my address, but this word disappeared when I went to edit it.

On another note - anyone have some recent experience with award ticket purchase fees and taxes? Did you get reimbursed automatically or did you call to get this done? Or did they say not eligible anymore?
(I saw some successes on this front in the thread, but they are dated now.)
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