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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 8, 17, 9:13 pm
  #841  
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
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1/5 - $200 GC purchased w/ Plat, $100 GC purchased w/ Gold
1/7 - Charge Posted
1/8 - Both accounts credited
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Old Jan 8, 17, 9:21 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2017
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Am I the only one that still has not received credit? Bought on the 1st. Posted a few days later. Still no reimbursement. Inexplicable.
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Old Jan 8, 17, 11:16 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2015
Programs: HH Dia, Marriott Titanium
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From my online statement:

JAN 6 AMEX Airline Fee Reimbursement-$200.00
JAN 4 SW AIR DALLAS TX $200.00

Also, not that I wanted to, but how would I change my airline for 2017, it was already selected as WN for 2017 (who I selected for 2016)
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Old Jan 9, 17, 8:01 am
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Join Date: Mar 2006
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1/5 - $200 GC purchased w/ Platinum
1/7 - Charge Posted
1/9 - Account credited

Shows this way online:
JAN 7 AMEX Airline Fee Reimbursement -$200.00
JAN 5 SW AIR DALLAS TX $200.00
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Old Jan 9, 17, 10:43 am
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Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: BOS, PVD, HYA
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Round 2! All purchased on AmEx PRG, all purchases 1/6, all credits posted 1/8

$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
$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
$5.60 fee, posted as DTCOM - DALLAS, TX doing business as Southwest Airlines
$72.00 ticket DEN-BOS, DTCOM - DALLAS, TX doing business as Southwest Airlines

That DEN-BOS ticket was broken up: full price $118.95. Paid $72.95 on the PRG, paid with Southwest travel voucher for the rest. Received the $72 (remaining credit).
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Old Jan 9, 17, 10:47 am
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Originally Posted by Docta View Post
Am I the only one that still has not received credit? Bought on the 1st. Posted a few days later. Still no reimbursement. Inexplicable.
It appears to be so
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Old Jan 9, 17, 11:58 am
  #847  
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
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Originally Posted by D_C_B View Post
I also did not receive two gift cards (2x$100) I purchased for myself last night. I neglected to write down the order numbers also (assuming I would get an email receipt) so not sure how to resolve this with SW now.
Sorry for the delayed update but in case anyone was still interested, I eventually got my gift cards and the credits from AmEx also.
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Old Jan 9, 17, 12:05 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 179
Purchased GC & EBCI using Amex PRG:

Jan7 AMEX Airline Fee Reimbursement -$85.00
Jan7 AMEX Airline Fee Reimbursement -$15.00
Jan5 SW AIR - DALLAS, TX $15.00
Jan5 SW AIR - DALLAS, TX $85.00
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Old Jan 9, 17, 1:26 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2012
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Purchased $100 SW gift card with my PRG card on 1/4 and on 1/6, I received $100 credit.
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Old Jan 9, 17, 3:45 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2017
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I changed airline from UA to SW on 1/2


then right away purchase $20 e-gift card to try


post on 1/4, but still no credit show up


Do I buy too quick right away changing airline selection, need to wait for some period to purchase after changing airline? or my purchase too small , should change larger amount?


thanks
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Old Jan 9, 17, 4:35 pm
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shouldn't be too small.... if anything 20 looks better than 200. I'd give it a few more days.
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Old Jan 9, 17, 9:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Docta View Post
Am I the only one that still has not received credit? Bought on the 1st. Posted a few days later. Still no reimbursement. Inexplicable.
I'm in your same exact boat:

1/1: Bought $100 WN eGC on my PRG
1/4: Charge posted
As of 1/9: No reimbursement...

I selected Southwest as my airline about 10 mins before charging the GC to my PRG.
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Old Jan 9, 17, 10:22 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2004
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My 100 refund posted.
Posted on 5th and refunded on 7th.
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Old Jan 10, 17, 8:14 am
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Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Programs: Hyatt, SPG, Hilton, Choice, WN, AA, BA, UA, HA, Avis
Posts: 1,161
Switched from AA to WN on 1/6

Bought $100GC on PRG on 1/7

Reimbursed 1/9
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Old Jan 10, 17, 1:21 pm
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1/7 - Switched from UA to WN
1/7 - $200 GC purchased w/ Plat, $100 GC purchased w/ Gold within a few minutes of switching
1/9 - credits not yet posted
1/10 - Both account credits can now be seen showing 1/9 as credit post date.
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