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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 Feb 7, 19, 3:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Javier1704 View Post
Just so you all know, we've been discussing delays on AA thread as well. Some people who purchased AA GCs on 1/31 (including me) haven't seen any reimbursement yet.
In my case, the delay isn't the concern. It's the fact that a smaller EGC purchase the day after the $75 purchase, has already been reimbursed. And the larger amount still is nowhere to be seen, not even on my airline credit tracker.
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Old Feb 7, 19, 10:23 pm
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Aspire
1/31 Purchased $250 WN gift card
As of 2/7 no credit and not showing on tracker
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Old Feb 9, 19, 12:13 am
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Old Feb 9, 19, 2:54 am
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Originally Posted by kapooncha View Post
Wonder if this is a problem. Jan 31 $75 EGC purchased. Feb 1 $25 EGC purchased. $25 has now been reimbursed.

But nothing on the $75 charge, and it's not even showing in my remaining air credit tracker. Hmmmm....
To further update this, I had a very tiny purchase with SW that was made just a few days ago, and it already hit my air credit tracker. The $75 purchase still has not hit, while two others (smaller amounts) made before after the $75 charge have been credited.

So something is wrong here.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 3:47 am
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1/31 $70 egc (Plat) and $50 egc (Aspire). No reimbursement yet, and not deducted from the tracker.

There are now 4 DPs (kapooncha, Drprozac, griff228, and me) who are awaiting reimbursement for purchases made on 1/31. It's highly unlikely that this is a coincidence.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 4:17 am
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Originally Posted by paradox View Post
1/31 $70 egc (Plat) and $50 egc (Aspire). No reimbursement yet, and not deducted from the tracker.

There are now 4 DPs (kapooncha, Drprozac, griff228, and me) who are awaiting reimbursement for purchases made on 1/31. It's highly unlikely that this is a coincidence.
If there was any doubt at all, there are also several data points on the AA reimbursement thread with 1/31 purchases not being credited.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 7:24 am
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Another DP from 1/31

I also purchased a $100 gift card (on Amex Gold) on 1/31 and have yet to be reimbursed. Since then, a smaller purchase ($5.60) has already been reimbursed.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 7:40 am
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I also purchased a $100 gift card (on Amex Gold) on 1/31 and have yet to be reimbursed. Since then, a smaller purchase ($5.60) has already been reimbursed.
Well it's settled then, 1/31/19, the day that shall live on in infamy.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 1:16 pm
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I can also confirm 2 $100 and 1$250 WN gift cards posted on 1/31 not reimbursed yet. Somehow it had to be that date!
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Old Feb 10, 19, 3:01 pm
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Another data point highlighting the Jan 31 glitch. Cards purchases before and after that date have had no issues
With as American express platinum card (previous mercedes benz)

I bought a $50 SW GC on Jan 27 (Credit given on Jan 29th)
I bought a $150 SW GC with the rest of the credit on Jan 31st and still no credit

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Old Feb 11, 19, 1:06 pm
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01/31 - still waiting

I purchased $50 on 01/31 using my gold card. It is now 02/11 and there is still no credit. Has anyone called AmEx yet to see what is going on? I am getting concerned...

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Old Feb 11, 19, 2:31 pm
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Originally Posted by MommyX2 View Post
I purchased $50 on 01/31 using my gold card. It is now 02/11 and there is still no credit. Has anyone called AmEx yet to see what is going on? I am getting concerned...
What was the $50 purchase?
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Old Feb 11, 19, 2:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Tanic View Post
What was the $50 purchase?
$50 GC.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 2:41 pm
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Originally Posted by MommyX2 View Post
$50 GC.
I would not draw AmEX attention to this. GCs are not a qualifying purchase.

Probably best to move on from the Jan 31 problem and make another GC purchase.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 11:55 am
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So is this only a 1/31 problem, or a problem going forward with gift cards?

No posts regarding February anything here.

Well, I guess I'll test it out and buy a small denomination gift card and report back in a few days!

Agree no one should be calling AMEX to draw attention. I feel like it's already bad IT that they can't figure it out right now...
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