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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.

(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 Feb 1, 18, 7:21 am
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Join Date: Apr 2016
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Originally Posted by Soccerjoshj07 View Post
Bought a $200 gift card on the late evening of 1/18. It's 1/23 now and haven't seen anything. At what point do I contact them?
Originally Posted by SpeedyDelivery View Post
Give it another day or two. I purchased 1/17 and the credit didn't show up until this morning.
Originally Posted by Soccerjoshj07 View Post
I'll report back in a couple days thanks for the reply!
I ended up chatting with them and was told to chat back again 2 weeks after the initial purchase for them to manual credit it. The 2 weeks passed and I chatted back and they said it should be manually added within 5 business days. Thanks again for the help, not sure why the issues on my end. Had no problems with Delta but very excited that this was still relatively smooth.
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Old Feb 2, 18, 1:10 am
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Bought $150 Southwest eGift card on 1/26, reimbursed on 1/29.
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Old Feb 3, 18, 8:59 pm
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Amex Biz Plat $200 Fee Reimbursement DP

1/26, purchased WN $200 GC

1/28, GC posted

1/30, $200 Fee Reimbursement credit posted
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Old Feb 7, 18, 12:26 am
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1/31 8:41PM, set Amex credit to SWA
1/31 8:50PM purchased $200 SW GC

The payment has cleared for a while now, but I'm still not getting any credit. Did I purchase the GC too soon after switching?

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Old Feb 7, 18, 12:29 am
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Originally Posted by Soccerjoshj07 View Post
I ended up chatting with them and was told to chat back again 2 weeks after the initial purchase for them to manual credit it. The 2 weeks passed and I chatted back and they said it should be manually added within 5 business days. Thanks again for the help, not sure why the issues on my end. Had no problems with Delta but very excited that this was still relatively smooth.
Which airline GC did you purchase from and what info did AMEX ask for during the chat?
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Old Feb 7, 18, 8:13 am
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Originally Posted by jmk2589 View Post
Which airline GC did you purchase from and what info did AMEX ask for during the chat?
Bought the $200 in one gift card directly from Southwest. I had made sure the right airline was selected and Amex confirmed that. I don't think the order matters as with a different Amex Plat I actually purchased the 4 delta gift cards before remembering I had United selected and had to change it quick. It just matters if you have it selected correctly when it posts I do believe.

Amex asked the transaction date and the amount. They also asked what the incidental charge was for, and they gave a few examples like flight change, baggage, etc. It is southwest so bag fees are harder to believe so I just said pet charges. There was no receipt or anything needed I had the credit in 2 business days. Hope this helps!
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Old Feb 7, 18, 8:15 am
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Originally Posted by jmk2589 View Post
1/31 8:41PM, set Amex credit to SWA
1/31 8:50PM purchased $200 SW GC

The payment has cleared for a while now, but I'm still not getting any credit. Did I purchase the GC too soon after switching?
Chat to Amex on 2/14 (2 weeks after transaction) and they will work with you to manually get it added. See my previous posts for reference:
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29366289-post1156.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29389848-post1161.html
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Old Feb 7, 18, 9:08 am
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Thanks so much for the detailed response!
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Old Feb 8, 18, 6:20 am
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Is there data points for Southwest GC reimbursements from AMEX Hilton Aspire?

Hi. I apologize in advance if I should have posted this elsewhere. I just activated my new AMEX Hilton Aspire card and also set the airline incidentals reimbursement to Southwest.

Is it possible to just purchase $250 gift card with Southwest and expect a reimbursement? Or should do this in smaller denominations? Anybody tried this yet?

Thanks.
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Old Feb 8, 18, 7:51 am
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Originally Posted by smartini View Post
... Anybody tried this yet?
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Yes, scroll back to January 30
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Old Feb 10, 18, 10:58 am
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Platinum Card Data Point

January: left/confirmed WN as my airline of choice
7 Feb: purchased a $200 eGC
10 Feb: reimbursed, posted as 9 Feb
Another successful year.
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Old Feb 13, 18, 12:56 pm
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I purchased one $250 gift card online with my AMEX Hilton Aspire card. It was reimbursed about 3 days later. So it works with Southwest.
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Old Feb 13, 18, 2:09 pm
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I just got hit with the $195 AF on my Amex PRG. I’ve called twice with no luck on retention offers so I will most likely cancel. However, I want to use up my existing MR points as well as use my $100 airline credit (was thinking of purchasing $100 Southwest GC). As long as I cancel within 30 days after the AF hit (Feb. 9) will the AF be taken off my account (even though I’ve used the airline credit)?
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Old Feb 16, 18, 6:38 pm
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One $200 Southwest GC, bought and reimbursed in February, on my Amex Plat.

Southwest was already my selection from previous years.
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Old Feb 17, 18, 12:08 am
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my experience with the Amex airline fee reimbursement

I bought a $100 Southwest gift card on Feb 7, and was reimbursed on Feb 9.
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