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Airline fee $250/$200/$100 reimbursement reports: WN/FL (Southwest) only

Airline fee $250/$200/$100 reimbursement reports: WN/FL (Southwest) only

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Reminder: you must enroll and select WN (Southwest) as your airline BEFORE making a reimbursable purchase. Click HERE to enroll and the wait several hours or even a day before making the purchase. (WN is the IATA code for Southwest Airlines. SW is the IATA code for Air Namibia. FL was the IATA code for AirTran Airways.) 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.

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Old Jan 6, 19, 10:35 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2012
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I followed all the directions as I do every year with my Gold and Platinum cards. Made sure Southwest Airlines is selected and ordered a $100 Southwest Airlines gift card. The charge cleared on December 29th, and now there's no sign of any statement credits. I don't know what went wrong this time?!
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Old Jan 7, 19, 12:04 am
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Originally Posted by yOyOYoo View Post
I followed all the directions as I do every year with my Gold and Platinum cards. Made sure Southwest Airlines is selected and ordered a $100 Southwest Airlines gift card. The charge cleared on December 29th, and now there's no sign of any statement credits. I don't know what went wrong this time?!
What did your charges look like after they posted?
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Old Jan 7, 19, 1:36 am
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My mom applied for a Gold Card a few days after Christmas, it arrived on December 31, so I helped her double dip on the credit.

Purchased a $100 GC on 12/31, posted on 1/2, credit issued on 1/5.
Purchased a $100 GC on 1/1 (at 1:00 am lol), posted on 1/3, credit issued on 1/6.

I purchased a $100 GC with my Gold on 1/1 (at 1 am also), posted on 1/3, credit issued on 1/7. Also did a $200 GC with my Platinum a few minutes later, posted on 1/2, credit issued 1/7.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 10:02 am
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2 $100 GCs purchased. Posted on 1/2, credit 1/6. Did this for both personal and business Plats.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 11:13 am
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1 100$ GC and 66$ flight change fee both on 4th Jan credit posted is exactly the same (Travel - airline) with Hilton Aspire no change in travel credits, yet.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 11:43 am
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Posted 01/07 after purchase 01/01.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 11:57 am
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Originally Posted by pointsgaloreandmore View Post
What did your charges look like after they posted?
Southwest Airlines - DALLAS, TX
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Old Jan 7, 19, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by yOyOYoo View Post
Southwest Airlines - DALLAS, TX
Strange. Maybe call customer service, and be coy about how that was a GC purchase. "I had some charges related to a SW flight." (True but a bit misleading.)
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Old Jan 7, 19, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by daw4888 View Post
Wait a few more days.
UPDATE 1/4 Credit went through. Thanks everyone!
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Old Jan 7, 19, 2:01 pm
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American Express Platinum Card

Purchase Date: January 7, 2019 (Today)
Gift Card Amount: 1 x $200.00 eGiftcard
Credit Received: January 11, 2019 (Posted Date: January 10, 2019)

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Old Jan 7, 19, 3:32 pm
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AMEX Business Plat

I bought a $200 GC on 12/31 and still haven't gotten the credit.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 6:23 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: SF Bay Area
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Originally Posted by zpbsfg View Post
I'm looking to close my Platinum card but was hoping to double dip on the Southwest reimbursements. Purchased 2x$100 Southwest GCs that posted on 1/1 -- no credit yet. My 30-day cancellation period for the annual fee is tomorrow. Any chance the credits would past after account closing? Separately, I wonder how strict Amex is on the 30-day grace period for refunding the annual fee?
I was in the same boat as you -- last day to close my Platinum while still getting the AF refunded was 1/6. On that day in the morning, my credits ($200 WNGC & $50 Saks) both did not credit yet, though the meter showed I had used all the airline credits for 2019. I proceeded with cancelling the card, and luckily both credits posted a few hours later, despite having the account closed already.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 9:12 pm
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Originally Posted by njs281 View Post
Well at least my tracker is now showing that I used the whole benefit even though the credit hasn't posted yet.
AMEX PLat.
1x$200 GC purchased 1/2
posted 1/3
credited 1/7
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Old Jan 8, 19, 12:16 pm
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Amex Plat.
2 x $100 GC purchased 1/3/19
posted 1/3/19
credited 1/8/19
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Old Jan 8, 19, 1:12 pm
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AMEX Business Plat

I bought a $200 GC on 12/31 and still haven't gotten the credit.
... mine still hasn't posted.
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