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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 Dec 15, 16, 1:19 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 119
Anyone else having trouble checking their SW GC balance?

Nevermind:

http://travelwithgrant.boardingarea....re-is-the-fix/
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Old Dec 15, 16, 7:59 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 194
Bought 1 x$100 gift card on my platinum and my wife's.

Purchased: Dec 11
Posted: Dec 12
Credit posted: Dec 14.
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Old Dec 16, 16, 2:15 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 3
Why do I need to select WN as the airline if Southwest is listed on the drop-down menu as one of the selections for airlines? Please help! I already selected southwest.
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Old Dec 16, 16, 6:24 pm
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Join Date: Jul 1999
Posts: 185
Biz Plat DP

12/7 Received card
12/8 Selected WN as my airline
12/10 $75 GC purchased (my first time, so I thought I'd start small)
12/12 Purchase posted, credit posted
12/13 $75 and $50 GCs purchased
12/15 Purchases posted
12/16 Credits posted
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Old Dec 16, 16, 8:57 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 24
Originally Posted by foodfun911 View Post
Why do I need to select WN as the airline if Southwest is listed on the drop-down menu as one of the selections for airlines? Please help! I already selected southwest.
WN is Southwest. You're good.

People type WN because it's shorter.
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Old Dec 18, 16, 10:50 am
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Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 53
Originally Posted by corpgator View Post
Bought 1 x$100 gift card on my platinum and my wife's.

Purchased: Dec 11
Posted: Dec 12
Credit posted: Dec 14.
12/18 still nothing.

Might try $50/75 instead
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Old Dec 19, 16, 8:23 am
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Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: BOS, PVD, HYA
Programs: MR, TYP, AA, B6, DL, WN, HH, MB, 2V
Posts: 648
Originally Posted by hiima View Post
And FL is Florida 🤣
I see what you did there..
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Old Dec 19, 16, 5:03 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 24
Plat 100K Thanksgiving link DP:

12/13 Selected WN
12/14 Purchased $100
12/15 Posted
12/17 Reimbursed
12/19 Just noticed, so $100 purchased.
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Old Dec 19, 16, 10:20 pm
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 82
Originally Posted by foodfun911 View Post
Why do I need to select WN as the airline if Southwest is listed on the drop-down menu as one of the selections for airlines? Please help! I already selected southwest.
WN is lingo for "Southwest." Carry on as you were please.
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Old Dec 21, 16, 12:12 am
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Join Date: Aug 2015
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Originally Posted by Clayfu View Post
12/18 still nothing.

Might try $50/75 instead
still nothing on 12/20 after posting on 12/12. Purchased a $75 right now to try.
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Old Dec 21, 16, 9:50 am
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Join Date: Dec 2016
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Originally Posted by Clayfu View Post
still nothing on 12/20 after posting on 12/12. Purchased a $75 right now to try.
$75 shouldn't be a problem. I had that amount reimbursed last week.

You selected SW as your airline before you purchased the gift cards, right?
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Old Dec 21, 16, 1:46 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 69
Amex Plat

12/17 Reimbursed
12/15 Purchased $100 SW
12/09 Reimbursed
12/07 Purchased $100 SW
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Old Dec 23, 16, 12:26 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 6
Anybody able to successfully get the credit for gift cards from 12/18? I only see 1 negative data point here.

thanks
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Old Dec 24, 16, 1:59 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 70
Amex Plat

12/21 Purchased $100 and $50 SW Gift Cards; Posted
12/23 Reimbursed; Credited
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Old Dec 24, 16, 11:59 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2015
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Originally Posted by travelin_lite View Post
$75 shouldn't be a problem. I had that amount reimbursed last week.

You selected SW as your airline before you purchased the gift cards, right?
yep

$75 reimbursed on 12/23, posted 12/21.

Gonna do another $75 then $50
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