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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 Oct 7, 14, 12:53 am
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two GC at once for SW?

Anyone tried 2 GC of $100 at once with SW or should I have two transaction?
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Old Oct 7, 14, 1:12 pm
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Received card September 24

Selected Southwest on September 27

Purchased $100 SW gift card on October 1

Received $100 AMEX Airline Fee Reimbursement on October 6

Will buy another today
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Old Oct 7, 14, 7:20 pm
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Originally Posted by judicious View Post
Anyone tried 2 GC of $100 at once with SW or should I have two transaction?
I did mine 2X $100 on the same transaction.
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Old Oct 8, 14, 1:01 pm
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I got my card on 10/4 and activated it on 10/5, and selected SW on 10/6.

I bought one on 10/7 and again today 10/8 both $100 for SW GC, let's see if I get reimbursed.
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Old Oct 9, 14, 8:39 am
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Sorry I have a newbie question. Some have said they selected WN/FL. Some have said they selected SW. Are they the same?

Also, when purchasing GC from SW, are you supposed to buy them on SW's website?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Oct 9, 14, 8:08 pm
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Originally Posted by realdiablo View Post
... Some have said they selected WN/FL. Some have said they selected SW. Are they the same?
Welcome to FlyerTalk.

Southwest Airlines' IATA code is "WN". (The code "SW" refers to Air Namibia.)

Southwest also owns AirTran Airways. Their IATA code is "FL"
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Old Oct 9, 14, 11:13 pm
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Welcome to FlyerTalk.

Southwest Airlines' IATA code is "WN". (The code "SW" refers to Air Namibia.)

Southwest also owns AirTran Airways. Their IATA code is "FL"
Thank you, I appreciate it.

Am I supposed to buy the Southwest giftcard straight from Southwest's website? Thanks.
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Old Oct 10, 14, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by realdiablo View Post
Thank you, I appreciate it.

Am I supposed to buy the Southwest giftcard straight from Southwest's website? Thanks.
Yes.
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Old Oct 12, 14, 10:33 am
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Thanks all. Was worried there for a few days that I messed up a step.

Adding another data point. Selected Southwest as carrier, purchased Southwest giftcard online a few days later. Received credit 5 days after purchase.
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Old Oct 12, 14, 4:21 pm
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Originally Posted by judicious View Post
I got my card on 10/4 and activated it on 10/5, and selected SW on 10/6.

I bought one on 10/7 and again today 10/8 both $100 for SW GC, let's see if I get reimbursed.
It's been 5 days and no reimbursement yet. Going to wait until tomorrow to see.
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Old Oct 13, 14, 7:53 am
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Originally Posted by judicious View Post
It's been 5 days and no reimbursement yet. Going to wait until tomorrow to see.
5 days but only 2 business days. What day did the charges post?
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Old Oct 13, 14, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by SquarePeg View Post
5 days but only 2 business days. What day did the charges post?
It said it was a travel charge from Dallas. I'll wait a bit more.
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Old Oct 13, 14, 9:05 am
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Originally Posted by judicious View Post
It said it was a travel charge from Dallas. I'll wait a bit more.
Nevermind, I got one reimbursement today.
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Old Oct 15, 14, 1:08 am
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Originally Posted by judicious View Post
I got my card on 10/4 and activated it on 10/5, and selected SW on 10/6.

I bought one on 10/7 and again today 10/8 both $100 for SW GC, let's see if I get reimbursed.
CONFIRMED!
I got my reimbursement on 10/13 and 10/14. Both $100 transactions were reimbursed.
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Old Oct 27, 14, 9:47 pm
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Just got reimbursement for GC purchases made on 10/13 and 10/15
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