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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 7, 17, 10:54 am
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Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Los Angeles California
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Bought 3 different GC worth $151 on 1/4 and all 3 credits showed up 1/7.
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Old Jan 7, 17, 11:25 am
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PRG
Purchased $50 GC - charge post 1/4 - credit post 1/6

Schwab PLAT
Purchased $100 GC - charge post 1/4 - credit post 1/6
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Old Jan 7, 17, 11:39 am
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Platinum

1/4 Bought a $200 EGC in a single transaction
1/5 Transaction posted
1/7 $200 statement credit posted
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Old Jan 7, 17, 12:19 pm
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1/3 Bought a $200 Gift card in single transaction
1/6 Purchase posted
1/7 $200 Statement Credit posted
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Old Jan 7, 17, 7:33 pm
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Old Jan 7, 17, 8:42 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2015
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All on Schwab Platinum, all purchases posted 1/5, all reimbursements post date of 1/6:

$5.60 fee, posted as DTCOM - DALLAS, TX doing business as Southwest Airlines
$5.60 fee, posted as DTCOM - DALLAS, TX doing business as Southwest Airlines
$22.08 international flight fee, posted as ECWDS - DALLAS, TX, doing business as Southwest Airlines
$58.31 international flight fee, posted as ECWDS - DALLAS, TX, doing business as Southwest Airlines
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Old Jan 7, 17, 9:26 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2017
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Originally Posted by travelin_lite View Post
Give it time - look at all of the other DPs here. Did you select the airline well in advance of purchasing the GCs?

Here's my first DP of the year:

1/1 - $75 GC purchased, pending
1/3 - Purchase posts with 1/1 date
1/3 - $75 travel credit received (after midnight on 1/4)
Nope. I selected airline like 10 minutes before. Will it still eventually post?
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Old Jan 7, 17, 9:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Docta View Post
Nope. I selected airline like 10 minutes before. Will it still eventually post?
I selected the airline almost immediately before buying the GCs too and was reimbursed, so I'm not sure that's the reason.
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Old Jan 8, 17, 10:26 am
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Bought $200 GC on 1/4 and got reimbursed on 1/6
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Old Jan 8, 17, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by SouthFayetteFan View Post
PRG
Purchased $50 GC - charge post 1/4 - credit post 1/6

Schwab PLAT
Purchased $100 GC - charge post 1/4 - credit post 1/6
Did $50 and $100 again on my PRG and Plat on 1/5 and credits posted 1/7.
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Old Jan 8, 17, 11:49 am
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Join Date: Aug 2015
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purchased $200 gift card on the 5th, and statement credited today, 1/8!
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Old Jan 8, 17, 12:03 pm
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Old Jan 8, 17, 5:34 pm
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Bought $200 gift card on Jan 4. Credit showed up on Jan 8 (backdated to Jan 7)

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Old Jan 8, 17, 6:52 pm
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1/5 - $200 EGC
1/7 - Charge Posted
1/8 - Credited
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Old Jan 8, 17, 6:55 pm
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