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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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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.

Caution: As of late July 2019, reports are that direct gift card purchases are no longer being reimbursed. 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.



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Old Jul 9, 19, 6:58 pm
  #1981  
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
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Originally Posted by BlakeK77 View Post
Don't you only have 24 hours to cancel and get a refund?
b/c the charge is likely still pending (not yet posted) within 24 hrs, but go ahead & test to see if that works
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Old Jul 10, 19, 10:33 am
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Originally Posted by BlakeK77 View Post
What if you use split for a $10 Gift card and $88 on the amex and cancel for a refund back to the amex right away would that work for the credit? So would get the refund and the amex credit trigged on the split payment purchase under $100?
This won't work. Since if you cancel, the charge never posts to your CC, it only shows pending and eventually disappears, but AMEX will not credit anything that doesn't post. So you can try, but 99.9% confident it won't post and therefore you won't get any credit.
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Old Jul 10, 19, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by akr1970akr View Post
I'm not sure how it works on Amex per se, but on Citi/Mastercard statements I generally see all the flight details per traveler, and then their fare (or taxes if a points redemption). Same is true for me on for other banks and Visa. Sometimes if I'm using travel bank / credits for the tax part (or vouchers for airfares) I won't have anything on a card at all, which means I'm not going to have any card based travel insurance in place.
I don't think it is dependent on the card issuer, I think it's more how the airline does it. I usually purchase 2 tickets at a time and most of the time it posts as two separate transactions. However, this WN ticket showed it pending as only one charge. That's all I'm asking, is if SW will split out the charges into two transactions or leave it as one. I guess I'll find out in a couple days.
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Old Jul 10, 19, 4:15 pm
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Originally Posted by edkwan88 View Post
This won't work. Since if you cancel, the charge never posts to your CC, it only shows pending and eventually disappears, but AMEX will not credit anything that doesn't post. So you can try, but 99.9% confident it won't post and therefore you won't get any credit.
Similar charges (cancelled within minutes) did post and got refunded in the past, but they were from JetBlue and paid with Barclays MC.
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Old Jul 10, 19, 7:14 pm
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Amex Platinum success:
Bought $100 gc on 6/25, a second $100 gc on 6/26. No reimbursement.

Bought a ticket that was $166.98. Split payment w/ AMEX & one $100 gc then bought a return flight in a separate transaction that was $186.98. I used the other $100 gc, balance on Amex.

Today I was credited $66.98 and $86.98.
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Old Jul 10, 19, 9:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Dee737 View Post

Bought a ticket that was $166.98. Split payment w/ AMEX & one $100 gc then bought a return flight in a separate transaction that was $186.98...
Hope you needed to take those flights regardless of the credit outcome.
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Old Jul 10, 19, 10:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Dee737 View Post
Amex Platinum success:
Bought $100 gc on 6/25, a second $100 gc on 6/26. No reimbursement.

Bought a ticket that was $166.98. Split payment w/ AMEX & one $100 gc then bought a return flight in a separate transaction that was $186.98. I used the other $100 gc, balance on Amex.

Today I was credited $66.98 and $86.98.
Originally Posted by MaxVO View Post
Hope you needed to take those flights regardless of the credit outcome.
if needed to postpone / cancel, will have til about this day next july
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Old Jul 11, 19, 8:42 am
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did any folks do a refundable taxes & fees, get reimbursed, cancel & keep the stmt cr? Q is whether the cr will stick?

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Old Jul 11, 19, 8:47 am
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Originally Posted by Dee737 View Post
Amex Platinum success:
Bought $100 gc on 6/25, a second $100 gc on 6/26. No reimbursement.

Bought a ticket that was $166.98. Split payment w/ AMEX & one $100 gc then bought a return flight in a separate transaction that was $186.98. I used the other $100 gc, balance on Amex.

Today I was credited $66.98 and $86.98.
How long after making the purchase were the transactions reimbursed to your account?
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Old Jul 11, 19, 9:56 am
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Originally Posted by hack646 View Post
How long after making the purchase were the transactions reimbursed to your account?
I bought the tickets on 7/7, reimbursed on 7/9
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Old Jul 11, 19, 10:15 am
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Originally Posted by IndigoEyes View Post
Just attempted a WN purchase using partial GC, travel funds, and Hilton Aspire Amex as follows. Will report back in a couple of days.

Fare for One Way ticket: 160.98
Southwest LUV Voucher: -100.00
Residual GC Amount (originally purchased by HA Amex and not reimbursed) : -13.02
Amount charged to HA Amex: -47.96

If things go as planned I should expect a reimbursement of $47.96, correct?
Update: It worked! 2 days later the needled moved for $47.96, as expected.

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Old Jul 11, 19, 10:24 am
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Originally Posted by IndigoEyes View Post
Update: It worked! 2 days later the needled moved for $47.96, as expected.
seems that a charge for booking <$100 works whether with split pay or not

Last edited by danhouston; Jul 11, 19 at 11:28 am
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Old Jul 11, 19, 10:58 am
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Didnít work yet :(

Iíll give it some time. But based on other folks and their comments- my GC posted 7/5. Itís now 7/11 and no credit posted.
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Old Jul 11, 19, 11:49 am
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Originally Posted by Bburke84 View Post
Iíll give it some time. But based on other folks and their comments- my GC posted 7/5. Itís now 7/11 and no credit posted.
will likely be a long wait or won't come...

lol, my charge posted on 6/27 didn't move a needle
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Old Jul 11, 19, 1:55 pm
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Does anyone know if this will work for upgrades from C+ to First? Officially no, but I'm curious about the reality
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