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

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

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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.

Always read the last few pages to get up-to-date DPs.





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Old Jan 16, 19, 4:34 am
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Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 40
12/23 - $100 gift card purchased
12/25 - $100 credit
12/27 - $150 gift card purchased
12/29 - $150 credit.

I think I'll try the full $250 this year after seeing so many people post successes with it.
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Old Jan 16, 19, 11:17 am
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Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 16
Another data point: (AMEX PLAT BUSINESS)

1/1 $200 SW card purchased
1/5 annual fee due - called to cancel card - no credit issued yet; Card cancelled immediately
1/7 SW credit showed up

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Old Jan 16, 19, 12:22 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 23
AMEX PRG

1/7 $100 SW Card Purchases
1/10 Credit posted to account
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Old Jan 16, 19, 1:30 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 24
Originally Posted by OATS09 View Post
12/23 - $100 gift card purchased
12/25 - $100 credit
12/27 - $150 gift card purchased
12/29 - $150 credit.

I think I'll try the full $250 this year after seeing so many people post successes with it.
I agree, seems like there's no reason to split them up. $250 gift cards have been reimbursed by several people here.
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Old Jan 16, 19, 10:44 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 28
Hilton Aspire Card

1/10 - $250 gift card purchased
1/11 - $250 charge posted
1/13 - $250 credit posted
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Old Jan 17, 19, 3:05 pm
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rko
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: CA, USA
Posts: 7
What does everyone SW gift card charge show up as in their AMEX account?

I bought a $200 gift card on 1/13/19 and the credit still has not showed up. My charge is showing up as SOUTHWEST AIRLINES DALLAS TX. When i click on the charge to see the details there is a ticket # too. Anyone elses like this?
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Old Jan 17, 19, 3:08 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Programs: AMEX Platinum, HHonors Gold
Posts: 186
Originally Posted by rko View Post
What does everyone SW gift card charge show up as in their AMEX account?

I bought a $200 gift card on 1/13/19 and the credit still has not showed up. My charge is showing up as SOUTHWEST AIRLINES DALLAS TX. When i click on the charge to see the details there is a ticket # too. Anyone elses like this?
Mine looks the same, also purchased the same day. No credit as of yet.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 3:12 pm
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rko
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: CA, USA
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Originally Posted by Mediahound View Post
Mine looks the same, also purchased the same day. No credit as of yet.
Fingers crossed we both get ours soon lol.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 3:15 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Programs: AMEX Platinum, HHonors Gold
Posts: 186
Originally Posted by rko View Post
Fingers crossed we both get ours soon lol.
Indeed. It can apparently sometimes take 6 days or so although usually quicker. Even if we don't receive the credit though, at least it's not a total loss since we still have the SW giftcard.

Last year, I recall them crediting it much faster though, like within 2 days.
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Old Jan 18, 19, 8:46 am
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Programs: AMEX Platinum, HHonors Gold
Posts: 186
Originally Posted by rko View Post
Fingers crossed we both get ours soon lol.
Mine was credited yesterday. So summary:

AMEX Platimum
Purchased $200 eGiftcard via the link at the top of this thread on 1/13.
$200 airline fee credited by AMEX on 1/17.
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Old Jan 18, 19, 9:53 am
  #1556  
rko
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: CA, USA
Posts: 7
Originally Posted by Mediahound View Post
Mine was credited yesterday. So summary:

AMEX Platimum
Purchased $200 eGiftcard via the link at the top of this thread on 1/13.
$200 airline fee credited by AMEX on 1/17.
Congrats! Exact same over here. Credit was just posted on 1/1/19.
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Old Jan 18, 19, 12:41 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: BOS/PVD/BDL
Programs: PC Plat, SPG Gold, Marriott Gold,HHonors Diamond, Avis PC, Hertz PC, National Exec Elite
Posts: 725
Purchased $200 GC on 1/3 and reimbursed on 1/7
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Old Jan 19, 19, 10:46 am
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Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 47
1/14 purchased 1x $250 Southwest GC on Hilton Aspire
1/14 purchased 1x $200 AA GC on Schwab Platinum
1/14 purchased 1x $200 AA GC on regular Platinum
​​​​​​​1/18 credit posted for all 3
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Old Jan 19, 19, 11:13 am
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Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 7
1/15 Purchased $250 Southwest GC on Aspire
1/18 Benefits page says the $250 airline credit has been used for the year.
1/19 $250 credit posted
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Old Jan 19, 19, 5:23 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SFO
Programs: SPG
Posts: 123
Amex Consumer Platinum card (spouse's card)
1/10: Purchased 2 $100 SW GCs in separate transactions
1/13: 2 $100 statement credits
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