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

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

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Old Nov 19, 19, 12:24 pm   -   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 May 15, 13, 2:09 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2008
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A WN $200 gift card purchase and a pair of separate $100 gc purchases on an AMEX personal platinum and a business platinum posted within several days of purchase.
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Old May 30, 13, 12:03 pm
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Join Date: May 2013
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Got 4 100$ SW gift cards on 2 different platinum all reimbursed within a couple of days
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Old May 30, 13, 12:12 pm
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This is only for AMEX platinum right? I have PRG
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Old May 30, 13, 12:54 pm
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Originally Posted by cronin85 View Post
This is only for AMEX platinum right? I have PRG
That is correct! Only Plat has that benefit and that is why it carries a $450 fees.
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Old Aug 2, 13, 5:01 pm
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recent fees

Anyone use this recently, and have luck with reimbursement?

thanks
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Old Aug 6, 13, 5:34 pm
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Originally Posted by vic2010 View Post
Anyone use this recently, and have luck with reimbursement?

thanks
Same question. Strange that the thread is quiet since May. Although silence could be a sign that things are still good ;-)
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Old Aug 10, 13, 4:42 pm
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I went ahead and made purchase of a $200 gift card on an AMEX business platinum, I signed up for WN as preferred airline and made purchase same day. Charge posted on 07/06/2013, and credit posted on 07/08/2013.
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Old Aug 17, 13, 12:29 am
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2 separate $100 e-gifts, back in about 4 days.
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Old Aug 17, 13, 12:51 am
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Had a $100 and $50 gift card for WN clear a few days later.
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Old Aug 23, 13, 7:00 am
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For the WN certs are you just buying them from WN's website?
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Old Aug 27, 13, 2:21 am
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Originally Posted by LakeCentralFlyer View Post
For the WN certs are you just buying them from WN's website?

I would also like to know, since I'm considering designating WN as my carrier...
$50 work? $100?
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Old Aug 30, 13, 3:32 pm
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Bought $100 GC from southwest.com 8/24. Reimbursed 8/29.
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Old Sep 1, 13, 8:29 pm
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Originally Posted by panek View Post
Bought $100 GC from southwest.com 8/24. Reimbursed 8/29.
Thanks - I put in an order or 1x $100 GC Today... lets see how it goes. I'm flying soon, so want to be able to use the card/credit for some in flight stuff, etc... too bad WN won't accept the gift card fro in flight purchases. I wonder why.
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Old Oct 6, 13, 10:11 am
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Originally Posted by LakeCentralFlyer View Post
For the WN certs are you just buying them from WN's website?
Yes, directly on their website.
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Old Nov 6, 13, 8:03 am
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Bought two $100 e-gift cards from the website on Nov 2nd, got reimbursed Nov 5th
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