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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 Jan 14, 14, 4:01 pm
  #196  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
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$200 GC

Bought one $200 GC on Jan 10, and got credited for $200 on Jan 14.
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Old Jan 15, 14, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Moshpitius View Post
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.
I'm so stupid. I hadn't enrolled my card. Enrolled it for SWA then bought a couple more gift cards and I received credit 2 days later.
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Old Jan 15, 14, 3:03 pm
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Purchased 2 $100 GC and was credited 3 days later.
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Old Jan 17, 14, 11:01 pm
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Data point

Purchased $60, $60, $80 gift cards, separate transactions on 1/10/14, reimbursed 1/13/2014
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Old Jan 20, 14, 4:43 am
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Purchase Review

Purchased two separate $100 e-gc on 1/15, credited full amount 1/19.
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Old Jan 20, 14, 5:18 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2012
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Just another data point for the good:

2x $100 gift cards purchased 1/14 (separate transactions); reimbursed 1/20.

A little longer than some reports, but no big deal.
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Old Jan 27, 14, 12:16 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2014
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My recent experience:
1/22/14: Purchased one $200 GC
1/25/14: Reimbursed $200

Hope everyone gets the same great result.
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Old Jan 30, 14, 8:01 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2010
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Purchased $200GC on 1/26.
Credited 1/28.

Easy peasy. TY Amex
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Old Feb 5, 14, 2:56 pm
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1 $200 GC purchased & reimbursed, Feb 2014.
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Old Feb 6, 14, 2:09 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2011
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Originally Posted by travel light View Post
1 $200 GC purchased & reimbursed, Feb 2014.
+1

I used this link.
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Old Feb 25, 14, 6:36 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2014
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Purchased 1 $200 gc on 2/22. Still waiting with crossed fingers for it to get refunded.

UPDATE: 2/27- reimbursement posted to my account. Success!

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Old Feb 25, 14, 6:47 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2006
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$205 GC purchased <sometime this month>, $200 refunded <a few days later>.

(... why are we posting these? Is it not a guaranteed benefit?)
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Old Feb 25, 14, 7:43 pm
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Originally Posted by kennycrudup View Post
(... why are we posting these? Is it not a guaranteed benefit?)
In point of fact, gift card are explicitly excluded. We post to reassure ourselves that it nonetheless still works.
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Old Feb 26, 14, 12:14 am
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
In point of fact, gift card are explicitly excluded. We post to reassure ourselves that it nonetheless still works.
Indeed -- we ought not be surprised if it suddenly stops working for WN and all of the other airlines.
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Old Mar 5, 14, 9:52 am
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Join Date: Dec 2013
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Purchased two $100 Southwest GC's on Feb 27. Received Amex full credit on 3/4. Thanks, Amex!
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