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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.

(WN is the IATA code for Southwest Airlines. FL was the IATA code for AirTran Airways.)

To purchase click here: https://www.southwest.com/gift-card/create-card.html
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Old Dec 27, 17, 12:43 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2017
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12/27 credit received, but posted 12/26 weird.

Originally Posted by NewbieChurner View Post
12/23/2017 changed airline to SW
12/23/2017 bought 100$ gift card

12/26/2017 still waiting. If I don't hear tomorrow I will buy another $100 gift card.
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Old Dec 27, 17, 6:23 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2015
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12/19 $200 e-gift card posted
12/21 credit
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Old Dec 28, 17, 9:47 am
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Join Date: Oct 2015
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Does anybody know how soon the transaction posts? I've made a purchase on my Platinum for Southwest on 12/27 evening (it shows as 12/28 on AMEX website). Hopefully it will count towards 2017 quota.
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Old Dec 28, 17, 10:39 am
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: LGB
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Amex Plat DP:
12/23/17 - Added WN on benefits page
12/25/17 - Purchased 2x $100 GC
12/27/17 - Charge posted to account
12/27/17 - $200 credit issued

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Old Dec 28, 17, 2:31 pm
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Join Date: May 2017
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Originally Posted by notalent View Post
I'm the same as WeiCheng Hsu.

PRG
12/12 Selected SW as airline
12/12 Purchased 100 e-gift card
Nothing yet, it usually has posted by now...
It looks like not waiting 48 hours between selecting and purchasing caused me to miss this--it's 12/28 and still no credit posted.

I don't want to contact the chat line for help--so I guess I'll have to eat the $100 charge to SW and try again to get the credit?
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Old Dec 29, 17, 12:09 am
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Join Date: Dec 2017
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I am a relatively new Amex Platinum cardholder and hadn't thought about the fact that the $200 airline incidental credit was calendar year based, so I haven't had the sense of urgency to try and take care of this before the end of the year...

So this evening, 12/28 @ 11PM Pacific Standard, I went into my Amex account and chose Southwest Airlines as my airline selection. Based on what I am reading, it sounds like I should wait for the airline selection to be processed. I think I read 48 hours, but I am not sure I have the luxury of waiting for 48 hours at this point.

My plan is to purchase a $200.00 gift card in about 24-36 hours (sometime during the middle of the day on 12/30), and hope that I will see a credit in the early part of January for the 2017 calendar year credit.

Any suggestions on a change to my approach to increase the odds of success? I am open and game to try anything (I am obviously running out of time)...
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Old Dec 29, 17, 8:05 am
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: DEN/ORD
Programs: Kimpton IC, SW CP
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12/22 Applied for card
12/26 Card Arrived
12/26 Selected SW as airline (mid day-ish)
12/26 Purchased 1x $200 email GC on SW website (8-9pm)
12/28 Credit Posted

I'd call that a pretty efficient couple of days for Amex considering there was a weekend and a holiday in there.
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Old Dec 29, 17, 10:46 am
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Join Date: Dec 2017
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Any experience whether e-giftcards are processed any faster (or the same) as physical gift cards sent by mail?

I'd like the option of giving these as gifts in the future, but if experience says that e-giftcards are processed quicker (especially with 2017 days quickly dwindling away), I will go with e-giftcards!
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Old Dec 29, 17, 11:23 am
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Join Date: Dec 2017
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Originally Posted by Slybone View Post
Does anyone know, if I make the purchase today or tomorrow and the charge posts this year, but the credit posts after Jan 1, what yr does the airline credit count for?

Thanks!
I am assuming that the transaction is based on purchase date... In fact, given the fact that this is 12/29 and I haven't pulled the trigger yet, I am counting on it!

Update: I ended up pulling the trigger a few minutes after I posted this message (at around 10:30am). Will report back my results!

Update 2: Shoot, my assumption that the benefit is based on the transaction date of the purchase may not be true. I just went into my Amex account online, and the exact text says "Credit Available through Dec 2017", which (if taken literally) means that you need to have the credit issued to you by December 2017, otherwise it is considered a 2018 credit. I am hopeful since many have reported getting their credit in two days, though I am concerned because if it's two business days, I am probably not going to see this credit in 2017.

Crossing my fingers...

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Old Dec 30, 17, 1:36 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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12/26 Picked SW ~4:30PM
12/27 Bought E-Gift ~8AM
12/29 Credit Posted

Definitely cut this one close...in for the triple dip!
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Old Jan 1, 18, 10:15 am
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Join Date: Dec 2017
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OK... Here is my update...

12/28 @11:00PM - Selected SW as my airline (1st time selection, not a change)
12/29 @10:30AM - Purchased eGiftcards
12/31@11:59PM - Logged into my account and confirmed that NO CREDIT APPLIED for 2017
1/1 @8:00AM - Credit Applied and Post was effective 12/31
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Old Jan 1, 18, 2:12 pm
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Originally Posted by MikeekiM View Post
OK... Here is my update...

12/28 @11:00PM - Selected SW as my airline (1st time selection, not a change)
12/29 @10:30AM - Purchased eGiftcards
12/31@11:59PM - Logged into my account and confirmed that NO CREDIT APPLIED for 2017
1/1 @8:00AM - Credit Applied and Post was effective 12/31
You cut it close; congratulations.
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Old Jan 2, 18, 8:29 am
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Join Date: Oct 2016
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Can anyone please tell me how I can tell if I got my credit on time for 2017?

I was approved for the card 12/29, selected Southwest as the airline, waited until the next day for gift cards since this post suggested doing that.

Here's what my online statement looks like:
Jan 01 AMEX AIRLINE FEE REIMBURSEMENT -$100.00
Jan 01 AMEX AIRLINE FEE REIMBURSEMENT -$100.00
Dec 30 SOUTHWEST AIRLINES DALLAS TX $100.00
Dec 30 SOUTHWEST AIRLINES DALLAS TX $100.00

On the benefits page, in the section for the credit, it looks like this :




Would that graph normally show a declining amount as it used? If my credits were used in 2018, would this chart say $0 today or at some point when it updates? Sorry, this card is new for me and these didn't post in time for the graph to update for 2017 if it does actually update.
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Old Jan 2, 18, 9:20 am
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You should be fine for another $200 this year.
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Old Jan 2, 18, 10:55 am
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Join Date: Dec 2017
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Based on what your statement shows, and what the website shows (that you have $200 in credits available through Dec 2018), I agree that you should be good to go...

It assumes that the website balance graphic is updated in near realtime and that it is accurately reflecting your 2018 remaining balance. I have found that sometimes these charts are not realtime reflections and are only updated on some regular schedule (like a nightly scheduled job).

I hope that this is accurate because it means that the credit is based on the transaction date and not the credit date (just for future reference).
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