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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 2, 14, 6:52 pm
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I bought $100 egiftcard tonight. will update when I get paid.
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Old Jan 3, 14, 8:10 am
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Bought a $200 gift card on 12/30. Statement credit for $120 today. When I searched back through the year, I found an $80 credit that posted in February so all good. Nice that they give you the credit, even when you aren't thinking about it!
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Old Jan 4, 14, 3:42 pm
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Originally Posted by medichill View Post
Bought a $200 gift card on 12/30. Statement credit for $120 today. When I searched back through the year, I found an $80 credit that posted in February so all good. Nice that they give you the credit, even when you aren't thinking about it!
Same here, bought $200 worth of gift cards (1 transaction) on 12/30... but no statement credit yet. Searched my transactions but didn't have any travel credit.
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Old Jan 5, 14, 2:05 pm
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My $100 egiftcard that was purchased on 1/2 was credited on 1/4.

I purchased another one today and will update when it gets refunded.

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Old Jan 5, 14, 2:15 pm
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$200 WN gift card purchased 1/1 reimbursed 1/4.
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Old Jan 5, 14, 2:56 pm
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(2) $100 e-gift cards
Purchased 1/1
Credit posted 1/4
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Old Jan 5, 14, 7:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Astrophsx View Post
(2) $100 e-gift cards
Purchased 1/1
Credit posted 1/4
Same as above, except I had a single $200 gift card.
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Old Jan 6, 14, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by lsbuffs View Post
$200 WN gift card purchased 1/1 reimbursed 1/4.
Ditto for both me and my wife's accounts.
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Old Jan 6, 14, 10:03 pm
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Just bought a $200 egift today and received it already via email. (1/6/2013).

Will report back if/when my credit posts.

I have business platinum charge card.
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Old Jan 6, 14, 10:44 pm
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$200 GC purchased on 1/1 and credited on 1/4. Easy peasy
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Old Jan 7, 14, 7:35 am
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1/3 - Changed my airline choice online and received confirmation email from Amex a few minutes later.
1/3 - Purchased two $100 gcs which showed as one $200 transaction pending.
1/6 - Airline fee reimbursement credited
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Old Jan 9, 14, 6:58 pm
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Second $100 egift card purchased on 1/5 was refunded on 1/8
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Old Jan 9, 14, 7:21 pm
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No sweat at all with one $200 egift card. Charged 1/5, $200 credit showed up on 1/8
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Old Jan 10, 14, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by foofiter View Post
Just bought a $200 egift today and received it already via email. (1/6/2013).

Will report back if/when my credit posts.

I have business platinum charge card.
Credit posted on 1/9/2014 for the full $200.
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Old Jan 13, 14, 8:27 am
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Bought two $100 GCs on Jan 7, reimbursed Jan 11
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