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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 Nov 5, 15, 12:42 pm
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Originally Posted by BringBackTWA View Post
Another data point: Was successfully reimbursed by AMEX days after the charges posted for two $50 DL eCerts purchased by an AU on my PRG card using the helpful info on the wiki above.

The only thing on the wiki I didn't follow was waiting a day for good measure after selecting Delta as my airline on the card cause I'm really living life on the edge . The eCerts were probably bought 10 minutes after I selected DL.

Just wanted to share my experience. Thanks to all the posters here!
Thanks!

I just updated the Wiki to incorporate some of the latest information from the past few weeks. If anyone spots an inaccuracy or something missing, please let me know. It should be at a point where virtually everything is covered. Enjoy!
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Old Nov 9, 15, 3:59 pm
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Originally Posted by mooper View Post
Thanks!

I just updated the Wiki to incorporate some of the latest information from the past few weeks. If anyone spots an inaccuracy or something missing, please let me know. It should be at a point where virtually everything is covered. Enjoy!
I tried doing 2 $50 eCerts on my PRG last tuesday (11/3). They posted (and finalized) as ticket purchases and I haven't been given a credit. Any ideas?
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Old Nov 9, 15, 9:49 pm
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Originally Posted by vaughnmg View Post
I tried doing 2 $50 eCerts on my PRG last tuesday (11/3). They posted (and finalized) as ticket purchases and I haven't been given a credit. Any ideas?
Welcome to FT!

Did you check out the Wiki? You should allow much more time for the credit to post, but you have a bigger problem - the PRG doesn't qualify for the $200/year credit. Per the T&Cs, only Platinum and Centurion cards do.
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Old Nov 9, 15, 9:56 pm
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FYI, I haven't had the Platinum in a couple years, but I had a PRG. I called to ask about upgrade offers and they offered me 50,000 bonus MR + a $75 statement credit if I would spend $10K in 5 months. I took it. Because the $200 credit is on a calendar year basis, you can get a $200 credit in December and another in January - $400 total. So all told, the $450 fee less $75 credit less $400 in Delta eGifts gives me a net cost of -$25 for the 50,000 MR and all the perks of this card for a year. Not bad!
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Old Nov 9, 15, 9:58 pm
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Originally Posted by mooper View Post
... PRG doesn't qualify for the $200/year credit.
PRG qualifies for a $100 version of the same benefit. Identical in every detail, aside the amount.

Announced here:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...-1-2015-a.html
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Old Nov 9, 15, 10:06 pm
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
PRG qualifies for a $100 version of the same benefit. Identical in every detail, aside the amount.

Announced here:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...-1-2015-a.html
Thanks, mia. Somehow I missed that. I'll add a note to the Wiki on that and the $200 qualifiers when I get a chance.
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Old Nov 9, 15, 10:15 pm
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I should be watching this earlier.
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Old Nov 10, 15, 12:13 am
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Originally Posted by mooper View Post
Welcome to FT!

Did you check out the Wiki? You should allow much more time for the credit to post, but you have a bigger problem - the PRG doesn't qualify for the $200/year credit. Per the T&Cs, only Platinum and Centurion cards do.
That's what I did. 2x $50 ecerts = $100 for the PRG
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Old Nov 10, 15, 11:15 am
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Single $100 purchase on 10/16, manually reimbursed via chat for some airline charges I paid for on 11/1.

Two separate $50 purchases on 11/6, no reimbursement so far.
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Old Nov 12, 15, 4:13 am
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I received a targeted offer in May for a AMEX Business Platinum--AF waived first year and 100K MR points for 10K spend in 3 months. I decided to go for it and dropped my Personal Platinum card--didn't need to Plats (w/ 2 AFs) and my Personal Plat renewed in June--perfect timing . Before canceling the Personal Plat, I bought 4 Delta $50 eCerts to use the Airline Fee Reimbursement benefit.

Fast forward to last week, decided on returning to the east coast for the Thanksgiving holiday and found a reasonable fair--$299.20. Never used eCerts before on a ticket purchase--had no problems applying 3 of the 4 I purchased to max out the credit allowed and billed the rest to my Business Plat card. To my surprise, AMEX applied an Airline Fee Reimbursement credit to the full amount of my ticket, $149.20... effectively making it free. Didn't expect it, but not going to complain as I would only have purchased more eCerts at the EOY if I had any of remaining $200 Fee Reimbursement to make use of then.

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Old Nov 12, 15, 10:31 am
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Originally Posted by herzmeh View Post
Two separate $50 purchases on 11/6, no reimbursement so far.
Has it posted now? If not, carefully check since January 1st 2015 and add up all reimbursements posted this year. Sometimes people don't realize that minor charges have been reimbursed. Your annual total will need to be under $100 for Gold or under $200 for Platinum or Centurion, else you're tapped until next year.
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Old Nov 13, 15, 1:50 pm
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Originally Posted by mooper View Post
Has it posted now? If not, carefully check since January 1st 2015 and add up all reimbursements posted this year. Sometimes people don't realize that minor charges have been reimbursed. Your annual total will need to be under $100 for Gold or under $200 for Platinum or Centurion, else you're tapped until next year.
All good, now I'm all tapped out for 2015.
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Old Nov 19, 15, 1:01 pm
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EC Upgrades on Delta

I am lifetime silver and sometimes use my $200 credit to pay for confirmed EC upgrades. I noticed that Delta no longer offers the upgrade options for existing reservations on their website now that they have added C+ fare to reservations options. Does this mean that we can no longer receive the Amex credit for the upgrades? I also can't figure out how to determine the cost to upgrade an existing reservation.
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Old Nov 23, 15, 4:10 pm
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Can you sell delta egift certificates? If I have one sent to one person, can another person use it?
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Old Nov 23, 15, 11:59 pm
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Originally Posted by jfriend33 View Post
Can you sell delta egift certificates? If I have one sent to one person, can another person use it?
No, per the T&Cs, you may not sell them. At least not if you get caught.

Yes, someone other than the original recipient can use it. As noted in the Wiki, the name you assign doesn't matter.
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