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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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Old Dec 11, 19, 10:56 am   -   Wikipost
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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 28, 19, 9:23 pm
  #1666  
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 21
Business Platinum x 2
$200 GC x 2
2/23 Posted
2/25 Reimbursed
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Old Feb 28, 19, 11:42 pm
  #1667  
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Mountain View, CA (near SJC and SFO)
Programs: IHG Platinum, and no status whatsoever on the airlines (!)
Posts: 454
Aspire: $250 on Feb 22, no reimbursement 6 days later. Probably should have been a bit more conservative... :\
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Old Mar 2, 19, 3:21 pm
  #1668  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: IND
Programs: AAdvantage Executive Platinum, HHonors Diamond, National Executive
Posts: 1,296
Aspire
$250 GC x 1
2/27 Purchased
2/28 Posted
3/1 Reimbursed
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Old Mar 2, 19, 10:18 pm
  #1669  
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: SFO/LAX/SAN/LAS/JFK/LGA/EWR
Posts: 586
Originally Posted by ThatAdamGuy View Post
Aspire: $250 on Feb 22, no reimbursement 6 days later. Probably should have been a bit more conservative... :\
negative. plenty examples that aspire 250 works. see below for example w/ exact same dates. something must be up. sorry to hear about your issues.

Originally Posted by mydogsarebad View Post
Aspire #1 . Purchased $250 on 02/22, reimbursed 2/25

Aspire #2 (wife). Purchased $250 on 02/22, reimbursed 2/25

PRG (changed via chat from AA to SW on 2/21). Purchased $100 on 02/22, reimbursed 2/25
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Old Mar 3, 19, 11:32 am
  #1670  
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 1
WN continues to work

- Upgraded a family memberís card on 2/25,
- enrolled in WN 2/25,
- purchased $150 eGC on 2/26 and $100 eGC on 2/27
- Transactions posted on 3/1, credit reimbursement on 3/1

On 2/27 I applied for the card myself, enrolled in WN and bought a $250 eGC, on 3/1 transaction posted and reimbursement reflected.
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Old Mar 3, 19, 10:23 pm
  #1671  
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: PA
Posts: 7
Amex Gold Personal
Changed airline to WN via chat on 2/21.
2/26 - Purchased $100 eGiftCard
3/1- Benefits meter empty "You have used all of your $100 fee credit for this year"
3/2- reimbursed
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Old Mar 4, 19, 12:29 pm
  #1672  
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: LA
Posts: 44
still working for me, bought a $200 egc a few days ago and got $200 credit today
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Old Mar 4, 19, 3:22 pm
  #1673  
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: FAT
Posts: 78
Biz Plat
2/25 $200 purchased
3/1 $200 reimbursed
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Old Mar 4, 19, 7:48 pm
  #1674  
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 21
Two $100 WN Gift Cards

Amex Plat:
$100 GC, purchased 2/24, credit shows posted as of 2/26; however, it was after 2/26 before it showed up in my account.
$100 GC, purchased 2/28, credit shows posted as of 3/3
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Old Mar 4, 19, 8:50 pm
  #1675  
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 21
Biz Plat x 2
2/27 $200 purchased
3/1 $200 reimbursed

2/28 $200 purchased
3/3 $200 reimbursed
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Old Mar 5, 19, 11:27 am
  #1676  
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 118
Originally Posted by ThatAdamGuy View Post
Aspire: $250 on Feb 22, no reimbursement 6 days later. Probably should have been a bit more conservative... :\
Purchased $250 Mar 1, credited $250 Mar 5 (but transaction date shows Mar 4).
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Old Mar 5, 19, 1:27 pm
  #1677  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 2
Amex Aspire
2/27 $125 purchased
3/2 $125 reimbursed (shows up as 3/1)
3/2 $125 purchased
3/5 $125 reimbursed (shows up as 3/4)
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Old Mar 6, 19, 4:19 pm
  #1678  
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 261
On the SW website using Amex Plat Business:
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)

Tried 3x with no luck.
Called Amex to see if anything was wrong with account. They said no but 3 charges are in pending status.
Called back SW CS, told me to call corporate who told me to call tomorrow.

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Old Mar 7, 19, 9:11 am
  #1679  
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 19
Amex Gold
3/4 $100 purchased
3/6 $100 reimbursed
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Old Mar 7, 19, 9:43 am
  #1680  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 239
Aspire:
3/4: $250 purchased
3/6: reimbursed

Plat Personal:
3/4: $200 purchased
3/6: reimbursed
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