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Airline fee $200/$100 reimbursement reports: B6 only (JetBlue)

Airline fee $200/$100 reimbursement reports: B6 only (JetBlue)

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Reminder: you must enroll and select B6 as your airline BEFORE making a reimbursable purchase. Click HERE.

Gift cards appear to not be reimbursed (posts 1-12 basically) - Gift cards are no longer available for purchase.

Extra Legroom purchase appears to be reimbursed. Has to be done in a separate transaction (post 84, 96)
Cancellation fees appear to be reimbursed.
Tickets booked with JetBlue points can have the taxes/fees reimbursed.
It also appears that an actual paid ticket (vs. award/points ticket) may be reimbursed. Various data points seem to fluctuate depending upon what the dollar amount of the ticket is. (Post 93)
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Old Jul 30, 19, 3:30 pm
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7/26 Bought one way ticket for around $93.
7/28 Posted
7/29 Meter moved and fee reimbursement posted
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Old Aug 5, 19, 10:39 am
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I booked two tickets last week. One was $94.30 (reimbursed), the other one was about $150 + $ 58 Travel Bank funds (not reimbursed).
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Old Aug 10, 19, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Yllanes View Post
I booked two tickets last week. One was $94.30 (reimbursed), the other one was about $150 + $ 58 Travel Bank funds (not reimbursed).
I came across some article the other day stating that for B6 to work, the price has to be less than $150.
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Old Aug 10, 19, 6:46 pm
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8/02 asked online CSR to change selection to B6
8/04 Bought one way ticket for around ~$64.
8/06 Posted
8/08 Meter moved and fee reimbursement posted (showed as posted on 8/07)
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Old Aug 10, 19, 11:38 pm
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I recently realized that I was never reimbursed for my purchase of Even More Space seats from quite a few months back. Used Amex chat and the rep did it for me. But this is something that should have happened instantly because this is explicitly what this reimbursement is meant for.
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Old Aug 16, 19, 7:46 am
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8/14: Bought 1 way flight for $103.98
8/15: Cancelled flight at 23.5 hrs for full refund
8/16: $103.98 posted to AMEX account.
8/17: $100 airline credit received
8/17: $103.98 refund received

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Old Aug 19, 19, 12:33 pm
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Originally Posted by friedablass View Post
I recently realized that I was never reimbursed for my purchase of Even More Space seats from quite a few months back. Used Amex chat and the rep did it for me. But this is something that should have happened instantly because this is explicitly what this reimbursement is meant for.
I just pulled this text from the Amex site:
  1. This benefit doesn't offer credit toward airline tickets, mileage points purchases or mileage points transfer fees, gift cards, upgrades, duty–free purchases, or award tickets.
So I think this technically should not have been reimbursed, but apparently it was. My dilemma is that I have three seats to upgrade which will go over $100 so I doubt they will reimburse it on my platinum card. I assume all three will be billed together as $120 and not $40 x 3?
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Old Aug 21, 19, 9:18 am
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Originally Posted by SideShowBob View Post
I just pulled this text from the Amex site:
  1. This benefit doesn't offer credit toward airline tickets, mileage points purchases or mileage points transfer fees, gift cards, upgrades, duty–free purchases, or award tickets.
So I think this technically should not have been reimbursed, but apparently it was. My dilemma is that I have three seats to upgrade which will go over $100 so I doubt they will reimburse it on my platinum card. I assume all three will be billed together as $120 and not $40 x 3?
Even more space seats are not exactly considered "upgrades" - it's not a business or first class seat, it just has more legroom like Economy Plus on other airlines. I definitely automatically got reimbursed for paying for these seats in the past just like I got reimbursed automatically for paying for Economy Plus on United or other airlines. Read through this thread and you will see data points of people getting automatic reimbursement for EMS seats, I'm unsure why my purchase didn't trigger it though.

My seats didn't get billed together, I paid for 3 and they were charged individually.
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Old Aug 21, 19, 11:04 am
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Originally Posted by jags86 View Post
8/14: Bought 1 way flight for $103.98
8/15: Cancelled flight at 23.5 hrs for full refund
8/16: $103.98 posted to AMEX account.
8/17: $100 airline credit received
8/17: $103.98 refund received

Just curious, what is the net gain here? Thanks
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Old Aug 22, 19, 11:06 am
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All my JetBlue more space charges were credited on Amex platinum up to $200.
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Old Aug 25, 19, 8:32 pm
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Originally Posted by GeneGene View Post
Just curious, what is the net gain here? Thanks
The idea is that you get a free JetBlue credit to use for an itinerary that you actually want. The low price, one-way booking and cancellation is a means to get that.
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Old Aug 25, 19, 8:39 pm
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Originally Posted by jags86 View Post
8/14: Bought 1 way flight for $103.98
8/15: Cancelled flight at 23.5 hrs for full refund
8/16: $103.98 posted to AMEX account.
8/17: $100 airline credit received
8/17: $103.98 refund received

Decent chance this gets clawed back by Amex.
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Old Sep 3, 19, 1:58 pm
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Originally Posted by dhuey View Post


The idea is that you get a free JetBlue credit to use for an itinerary that you actually want. The low price, one-way booking and cancellation is a means to get that.
I think they actually get a refund, not a credit, since its within the 24 hour DOT window.
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Old Sep 3, 19, 2:01 pm
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Originally Posted by akr1970akr View Post
I think they actually get a refund, not a credit, since its within the 24 hour DOT window.
I'm not at all sure, but my understanding is that it doesn't work to cancel within 24 hours because that's insufficient time for the airline to post the charge and get the Amex statement credit. It ends up being a pending charge that never posts. Perhaps I'll be corrected if mistaken.

ETA: To clarify, I mean cancel within 24 hours and seek a refund (as opposed to a credit) doesn't work, if I understand correctly. A credit can work because that's still a charge from Amex's perspective.

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Old Sep 3, 19, 2:30 pm
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Originally Posted by dhuey View Post
I'm not at all sure, but my understanding is that it doesn't work to cancel within 24 hours because that's insufficient time for the airline to post the charge and get the Amex statement credit. It ends up being a pending charge that never posts. Perhaps I'll be corrected if mistaken.

ETA: To clarify, I mean cancel within 24 hours and seek a refund (as opposed to a credit) doesn't work, if I understand correctly. A credit can work because that's still a charge from Amex's perspective.
That's fair. I guess it depends on the mechanics of how everything posts. Most of the time when I have cancellations etc. the original charge isn't removed - they just put in an offset / refund some days later. But I'm not sure if B6 would do this the same way all the time.

There are some low fares on B6 consistently out of my local launchpad and I'm wondering if I should switch my airline selection next year.
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