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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 20, 19, 9:13 am
  #2026  
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Programs: UA 1K, AA Plat, Hilton Diamond
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Originally Posted by thebat View Post
I'm surprised you didn't get it. You seem to fit all, the criteria for reimbursement. Maybe a couple more days?
Well, I guess I was being a drama queen. Checked the benefit for meter this morning and it dropped by the amount of the charge. All should be good.
Classic advice when it comes to CCs: shut up and give it a few days...
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Old Jul 20, 19, 5:57 pm
  #2027  
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
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DP: GC + Amex split payment (Hilton Aspire)

7/16 - Bought $16 GC and purchased $110 ticket ($94 charged to Amex)
7/18 - Charge posted and saw airline credit meter deducted
7/20 - Charge reimbursed. GC portion never reimbursed
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Old Jul 21, 19, 3:32 pm
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Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 20
Airfare less than $100

Purchased 2 one-way flights separately at $59 each and did not apply any gift cards. Both were reimbursed the following day.
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Old Jul 22, 19, 9:56 am
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Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 29
Data point:

Purchased a $141 one-way ($45 gift card + $96 AMEX) on July 20. So far, no sign of reimbursement.

It seems really clear that AMEX knows it's a ticket. On my online AMEX statement, I'm seeing information included like:

Passenger Name: *****
Date of Departure: *****
Ticket Number: ********
Document Type: PASSENGER TICKET
Itinerary (there's even a fancy graphic showing my segments)

For others who got reimbursed, did your AMEX charge include this much detail? Not holding my breath on this one..
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Old Jul 22, 19, 9:58 am
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Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Pittsburgh
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Originally Posted by greattypo View Post
Data point:

Purchased a $141 one-way ($45 gift card + $96 AMEX) on July 20. So far, no sign of reimbursement.

It seems really clear that AMEX knows it's a ticket. On my online AMEX statement, I'm seeing information included like:

Passenger Name: *****
Date of Departure: *****
Ticket Number: ********
Document Type: PASSENGER TICKET
Itinerary (there's even a fancy graphic showing my segments)

For others who got reimbursed, did your AMEX charge include this much detail? Not holding my breath on this one..
Yes, I was reimbursed on a similar scenario where it clearly shows as a ticket. It's been two days (its July 22, and you put your charge through on July 20). Just be patient, it can take another day or two.
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Old Jul 22, 19, 10:43 am
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Join Date: Aug 2015
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Originally Posted by greattypo View Post
Data point:

Purchased a $141 one-way ($45 gift card + $96 AMEX) on July 20. So far, no sign of reimbursement.

It seems really clear that AMEX knows it's a ticket. On my online AMEX statement, I'm seeing information included like:

Passenger Name: *****
Date of Departure: *****
Ticket Number: ********
Document Type: PASSENGER TICKET
Itinerary (there's even a fancy graphic showing my segments)

For others who got reimbursed, did your AMEX charge include this much detail? Not holding my breath on this one..
not to be blunt, one needed to give more time before chkg; btw, 20th was also a wknd
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Old Jul 22, 19, 11:20 am
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Join Date: Mar 2018
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Originally Posted by greattypo View Post
Data point:

Purchased a $141 one-way ($45 gift card + $96 AMEX) on July 20. So far, no sign of reimbursement.

It seems really clear that AMEX knows it's a ticket. On my online AMEX statement, I'm seeing information included like:

Passenger Name: *****
Date of Departure: *****
Ticket Number: ********
Document Type: PASSENGER TICKET
Itinerary (there's even a fancy graphic showing my segments)

For others who got reimbursed, did your AMEX charge include this much detail? Not holding my breath on this one..
I just went thru this above, and it cleared fine. Give it a few days.
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Old Jul 22, 19, 11:37 am
  #2033  
 
Join Date: May 2002
Programs: WN F9 UA AA IHG HH MR
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Another fee that generates reimbursement is the $5.60 security fees on reward tickets.
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Old Jul 22, 19, 2:13 pm
  #2034  
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 34
$75 GC NOT reimbursed...statement closed already..has always worked before...I think this is dead.

Does Delta work anymore?
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Old Jul 22, 19, 2:38 pm
  #2035  
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Originally Posted by mmoncrieff View Post
Purchased 2 one-way flights separately at $59 each and did not apply any gift cards. Both were reimbursed the following day.
Where are you guys finding these sub $100 flights? lol
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Old Jul 22, 19, 3:08 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2008
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Originally Posted by chalucky View Post
Does Delta work anymore?
Have you taken like 10 minutes to actually review the very thread you are posting in?

The answer you seek is pretty well documented in this thread at this point.

Regards
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Old Jul 22, 19, 3:37 pm
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Originally Posted by idkmybffjill View Post
Where are you guys finding these sub $100 flights? lol
Houston to dallas
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Old Jul 22, 19, 7:01 pm
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Originally Posted by idkmybffjill View Post
Where are you guys finding these sub $100 flights? lol
JAX - FLL
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Old Jul 23, 19, 2:14 am
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A lot of intra-CA flights are under $60
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Old Jul 23, 19, 8:28 am
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Join Date: Sep 2015
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Everything is stupid with Amex, if they want to take away the gift card loophole, thatís fine. But at least let us redeem those airlines credit on any airlines and not lock us in to a single airline every year. Good to know that we are still able to use it on one way ticket with SW, too bad it wonít work with other airlines. Glad I got all my credits on both of my cards earlier this year. But def, 90% sure Iíll cancel my plat next year.

End rant
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