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Airline fee $250/$200/$100 reimbursement reports: WN (2011-2019)

Old Sep 17, 2014, 10:45 am
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Reminder: you must enroll and select Southwest as your airline BEFORE making a reimbursable purchase.
Some have suggested the need to wait several hours or even a day before making the purchase, but there are also several DPs that worked without waiting that long.

(BTW, you will often hear people refer to Southwest as WN. WN is the IATA code for Southwest Airlines. SW is the IATA code for Air Namibia.)

Caution: As of late July 2019, reports are that direct gift card purchases are no longer being reimbursed.
To purchase click here: https://www.southwest.com/gift-card/create-card.html Caution: Do NOT login to your Southwest Rapid Rewards account when making the purchase.

What does appear to work is buying flight tickets less than $100, OR using gift cards to get the charged amount down to less than $100.

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Airline fee $250/$200/$100 reimbursement reports: WN (2011-2019)

Old Jan 8, 2019, 2:46 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: DEN
Posts: 728
Originally Posted by njs281
AMEX PLat.
1x$200 GC purchased 1/2
posted 1/3
credited 1/7
+1. Exact same for me.
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Old Jan 8, 2019, 4:28 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: TX, USA
Programs: Bonvoy Plat, Hilton Diamond, IHG SA
Posts: 140
Amex Gold
$100 GC purchased 12/28/2018
credited 12/31/2018
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Old Jan 9, 2019, 1:18 am
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Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 85
Originally Posted by mpw81
+1. Exact same for me.
ditto 1/3 with $200, 1/7 reimbursed
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Old Jan 9, 2019, 8:41 am
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: PDX
Posts: 469
Amex platinum. $200 GC purchased 1/4/19, credited 1/8/19.
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Old Jan 9, 2019, 9:16 am
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Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 75
Hilton Aspire

1 x $250 gc
purchase posted 1/4
credit posted 1/9
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Old Jan 9, 2019, 9:43 am
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 5
American Express Platinum

Oops! This form has the following errors
  • We were unable to process your request right now. Please try again or if you continue to have difficulties, please contact a Southwest Airlines Customer Service Representative at 1-800-I-FLY-SWA (1-800-435-9792) (SW104105)
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Old Jan 9, 2019, 8:24 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 48
3 for 3!

Personal Plat
$200 GC
1/4: purchase posted
1/8: reimbursement posted

Biz Plat
$200 GC
1/4: purchase posted
1/8: reimbursement posted

Hilton Aspire
$150 GC
$100 GC
1/4: purchases posted
1/8: reimbursements posted
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Old Jan 9, 2019, 11:30 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: LAX/SFO
Programs: Hyatt Explorist, Hilton Diamond, Marriott Gold, Fortune Wings Club Gold
Posts: 371
Biz Plat
$200 GC
1/4: purchase posted
1/8: reimbursement posted

I feel like I'm a copy of incaroads
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Old Jan 10, 2019, 1:13 am
  #1509  
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 88
Originally Posted by Disconnected
Oops! This form has the following errors
  • We were unable to process your request right now. Please try again or if you continue to have difficulties, please contact a Southwest Airlines Customer Service Representative at 1-800-I-FLY-SWA (1-800-435-9792) (SW104105)
I think this error occurs from time to time. It should fix itself in a day or two.
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Old Jan 10, 2019, 7:04 am
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Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 28
Amex Gold Card

Jan 9 Credit AMEX AIRLINE FEE REIMBURSEMENT -$100.00

Jan 5 SOUTHWEST AIRLINES DALLAS TX $100.00
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Old Jan 10, 2019, 9:15 am
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Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 400
AMEX Platinum

Jan 1: bought two $100 GCs (20 minutes apart)
Jan 4: reimbursement posted
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Old Jan 10, 2019, 10:45 am
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Join Date: May 2002
Location: PDX
Programs: AA LT Plat, Bonvoy LTTit
Posts: 295
200 gift card

bought 1/4
credited 1/9
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Old Jan 10, 2019, 11:09 am
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Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Nashville, TN
Programs: Hyatt Globalist, noted Travel Free Agent
Posts: 460
Personal Plat - $200 GC: bought 1/5, reimbursed 1/9
and
Business Plat - $200 GC: bought 1/5, reimbursed 1/9
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Old Jan 10, 2019, 3:28 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2018
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I'm probably not reading my statements correctly but do we keep the MR points for the GC even though we get credited?
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Old Jan 10, 2019, 3:31 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2007
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Posts: 6,198
Originally Posted by dreamspeed
I'm probably not reading my statements correctly but do we keep the MR points for the GC even though we get credited?
Yes, you earn 5x MR points for a purchase made directly from an airline.
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