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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 Dec 8, 16, 8:13 am
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Do your statements show two $100 transactions or one $200 transaction?

Originally Posted by Skeve Tim View Post
...should I contact Amex?
What would you say? Gift cards are explicitly excluded from reimbursement.
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Old Dec 8, 16, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by Skeve Tim View Post
I made 2x$100 Southwest gift card purchases on mine and 2x$100 on my wife's about 2 weeks ago and still no refund... Did I screw something up or should I contact Amex?
Do not call Amex about a loophole. This is why we can't have nice things.

Did you set up southwest as your airline of choice BEFORE you purchased the gift cards?
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Old Dec 8, 16, 10:54 am
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PRG datapoint:

12/4: Set airline to WN
12/4: (~5 minutes later) Purchased 1 $64 e-gift card and 1 $36 e-gift card
12/4: Used $64 e-gift card + CSR for plane ticket
12/6: Gift card charges posted
12/8: Airline credits posted
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Old Dec 8, 16, 12:54 pm
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AMEX PLAT DP:
11/24: Applied for card - accepted
12/5: Set airline to WN
12/5: Purchased $100 e-gift card (1 hour later), purchased $50 e-gift card (1 hour 5 minutes later)
12/7: Gift card charges posted
12/8: Airline credits posted
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Old Dec 9, 16, 9:16 am
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Originally Posted by themoleculoman View Post
AMEX PLAT DP:
11/24: Applied for card - accepted
12/5: Set airline to WN
12/5: Purchased $100 e-gift card (1 hour later), purchased $50 e-gift card (1 hour 5 minutes later)
12/7: Gift card charges posted
12/8: Airline credits posted
New to this discussion...

What is "WN" and how does that relate to Southwest gift card purchase?

Thanks
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Old Dec 9, 16, 9:28 am
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Originally Posted by Ftusa View Post
What is "WN" and how does that relate to Southwest gift card purchase?
WN is the IATA code used by Southwest Airlines. See THIS post from December 5.
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Old Dec 9, 16, 11:50 am
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
WN is the IATA code used by Southwest Airlines. See THIS post from December 5.
And FL is Florida 🤣
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Old Dec 10, 16, 12:22 pm
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12/5: Set airline to WN
12/5: Immediately purchased $100 e-gift card
12/6: Gift card charges showed as pending
12/7: Charge posted

No credit as of today 12/12.

Any suggestions? Should I try again with a smaller amount?
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Old Dec 11, 16, 12:14 pm
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DP success

Dec 5: changed airline from UA to WN via phone (denied via chat), week after opened the card

Dec 6: bought 2x$100 SW EGC back to back (a mistake actually, meant to break them apart by a day)

Dec 8: transactions posted as SW AIR DALLAS TX

Dec 10: both reimbursed
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Old Dec 11, 16, 4:33 pm
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Originally Posted by prosdog View Post
12/5: Set airline to WN
12/5: Immediately purchased $100 e-gift card
12/6: Gift card charges showed as pending
12/7: Charge posted

No credit as of today 12/12.
Yesterday, 10:22 am was 12/10/16 when you posted this.

Give it a few more days, and reset your calendar, today's the 11th, Monday is the 12th.
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Old Dec 12, 16, 9:37 am
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Hi all - just wanted to throw another DP.

Applied on 11/23 via 100k leak.
Tried UA GR $200 on 12/03, $200 charge posted 12/05, waited til 12/09 w/o credit., doesn't look like it coded correctly to trigger reimbursement (via Plat's benefits tab, still shows $200 credit for 2016).

On 12/09, via chat, changed Carrier to WN. 12/10 purchased 2 SWA $100 GC via link in wiki. Charges posted as of 12/12 (dated 12/10/16). Will report back this week if 2x100 gets refunded. Thanks for this thread - very useful.

LATE EDIT 12/25/16: Travel Credit POSTED on 12/12. It's still alive! Definitely recommend doing the charges as two separate $100 tx's.

Last edited by outasflyguy; Dec 24, 16 at 9:39 pm Reason: Card used was AmEx Plat.
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Old Dec 13, 16, 8:59 am
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DP: (Amex Plat - Leaked November application)

$25 SW GC posted on 12/7. No reimbursement.

$50 SW GC posted on 12/10. $50 credit posted 12/12.

Last edited by travelin_lite; Dec 13, 16 at 10:47 am Reason: Clarification
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Old Dec 13, 16, 9:15 am
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DP:

Amex Plat newbie (not leaked link; targeted invite) trial $15 Early Bird posted and reimbursed so I bought $185 email gift card on 12/9; posted on 12/10 and reimbursement posted on 12/12.
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Old Dec 14, 16, 9:55 am
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Another DP:
Activated perk 12/12
Bought one $100 GC on 12/12
Posted 12/13, no reimbursement yet, but will update tomorrow.

EDIT: Finally took after I gave up, posted on the 20th.

Last edited by Niff441; Dec 23, 16 at 11:25 am
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Old Dec 15, 16, 12:57 pm
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12/11: posted $100 SW GC
12/15: no credit as of yet. Will keep updated.
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