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Airline fee $200/$100 reimbursement reports: WN/FL (Southwest) only

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Reminder: you must enroll and select WN (Southwest) as your airline BEFORE making a reimbursable purchase. Click HERE to enroll.

(WN is the IATA code for Southwest Airlines. FL was the IATA code for AirTran Airways.)

To purchase click here: https://www.southwest.com/gift-card/create-card.html
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Old May 20, 16, 1:39 pm
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After you enroll FL/WN on the MR website, how long do you have to wait to purchase these gift cards for this to work properly?
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Old May 21, 16, 9:53 pm
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Datapoint.
Registered southwest to my amex on May 16th:
Purchased two $100 gift certs on May 17th.
Credited $200 on May 19th.

Thanks all for the info in this forum.
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Old May 22, 16, 1:11 pm
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Registered Southwest to my AMEX on May 19th ~7:00PM, purchased 2x$100 gift cards on SW in a single transaction immediately. Credited on my statement May 21st.

BTW what does WN and FL mean?
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Old May 22, 16, 4:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Lancerguy View Post
BTW what does WN and FL mean?
WN is the IATA code used by Southwest Airlines

FL is the IATA code use by AirTran

IATA is the International Air Transport Association. Older airlines tend to have intuitive codes (AA = American Airlines, BA= British Airways, DL = Delta Airlines, UA = United Airlines.) Newer airlines had to pick from what was not already used. SW = Air Namibia.
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Old May 25, 16, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Lancerguy View Post
Registered Southwest to my AMEX on May 19th ~7:00PM, purchased 2x$100 gift cards on SW in a single transaction immediately. Credited on my statement May 21st.

BTW what does WN and FL mean?
Same here, same experience.

Registered and purchased all on the same day within an hour of each action.

I got the credit 3 days later.
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Old May 27, 16, 5:26 pm
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Registered SW on my Amex May 19. Purchased $100 gift card on my PRG May 24, reimbursement came in May 27.
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Old May 27, 16, 8:13 pm
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Thanks for the info, much appreciated!

Originally Posted by mia View Post
WN is the IATA code used by Southwest Airlines

FL is the IATA code use by AirTran

IATA is the International Air Transport Association. Older airlines tend to have intuitive codes (AA = American Airlines, BA= British Airways, DL = Delta Airlines, UA = United Airlines.) Newer airlines had to pick from what was not already used. SW = Air Namibia.
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Old Jun 1, 16, 5:11 pm
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First time poster here is my data point

Registered SWA on May 28th
Purchased 2 $100 gift cards in one transaction on May 29th
Reimbursed on June 1st.
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Old Jun 1, 16, 5:53 pm
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Just purchased 2 swa gift cards will update on status
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Old Jun 2, 16, 12:16 pm
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Purchased one WN $200 GC a few weeks ago, got statement credit a few days after that for $200.
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Old Jun 14, 16, 10:12 pm
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Purchased 2x$100 Southwest GC in a single transaction Jun 10. Reimbursement posted Jun 13.
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Old Jun 16, 16, 1:00 pm
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Purchased $100 Southwest GC using AMEX Premier Rewards Gold on 6/13. Reimbursement posted 6/15.

Also, I originally selected AA as my airline in April. I called in and asked AMEX to change to Southwest, and they did with no hassle. I did explain that I originally thought I'd have luggage fees for planned intl AA flights, but luggage was free so I didn't need to use for AA.
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Old Jun 21, 16, 10:06 am
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planning on applying for the mercedes benz platinum. i tried to do a search for mercedes on this thread but couldn't find anything. anyone have experience getting credit for southwest gc purchases on their mb amex plantinum? thanks.
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Old Jun 21, 16, 10:15 am
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...experience getting credit for southwest gc purchases on their mb amex plantinum? thanks.
Exactly the same as with any other variant of the Platinum Card. The co-branding changes nothing.
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Old Jun 21, 16, 10:16 am
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Exactly the same as with any other variant of the Platinum Card. The co-branding changes nothing.
great, thanks!
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