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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 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 Oct 9, 19, 7:45 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2017
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Originally Posted by tcATL View Post
Posted as separate transactions of $99 on 10/3.
Reimbursement credit posted on 10/4.
Originally Posted by Vay View Post
Purchase two one way tickets for a total of 211.96. Posted as individual transactions for 105.98. Got credit for both.
Originally Posted by jc719 View Post
Yes, about 2 weeks ago. Bought 2X one-way for $148 each. $50 SWGC + $98 Amex (Hilton Aspire) charge. $98 was reimbursed for each.
Originally Posted by GeneGene View Post
$98.98 flight
Charge posted on 10/4
Credit posted on 10/7
Schwab Platinum Card
these are all very nice solid DPs. very consistent when the final charge amount is close to $100. but has anyone seen super low amounts get credit? something closer to $50 and under? curious whats the lowest we have seen.
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Old Oct 11, 19, 3:14 am
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Originally Posted by GundamWing01 View Post
these are all very nice solid DPs. very consistent when the final charge amount is close to $100. but has anyone seen super low amounts get credit? something closer to $50 and under? curious whats the lowest we have seen.
Interested in the lowest amount seen as well
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Old Oct 11, 19, 8:56 am
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I just got a $20 early check-in fee reimbursed and a $5.60 tax fee on an award flight reimbursed.
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Old Oct 11, 19, 6:56 pm
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Hi everyone -- longtime lurker, second post to the forum. Hopefully this DP helps some folks out there:

AmEx Gold

Selected Southwest as my airline when I signed up for AmEx Gold over the summer (new to AmEx).

10/07 - Purchased round-trip flight for $97.96.
10/08 - Charge goes from pending to posted. Flight information is attached to the posted charge (i.e., destination, SW reference number, SW ticket number, etc.).
10/09 - The airline fee credit "meter" (on the Benefits page) moves for the first time, showing I have $2.04 left.
10/10 - Credit of $97.96 posts to my account.

Cheers!
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Old Oct 12, 19, 12:12 am
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Originally Posted by Drewm33 View Post
I just got a $20 early check-in fee reimbursed and a $5.60 tax fee on an award flight reimbursed.
thank you for the DP. but im pretty sure those are legitimate incidental fees so those should be reimbursed for any amount. otherwise, you can call.

Originally Posted by frankfrank View Post
Hi everyone -- longtime lurker, second post to the forum. Hopefully this DP helps some folks out there:

AmEx Gold

Selected Southwest as my airline when I signed up for AmEx Gold over the summer (new to AmEx).

10/07 - Purchased round-trip flight for $97.96.
10/08 - Charge goes from pending to posted. Flight information is attached to the posted charge (i.e., destination, SW reference number, SW ticket number, etc.).
10/09 - The airline fee credit "meter" (on the Benefits page) moves for the first time, showing I have $2.04 left.
10/10 - Credit of $97.96 posts to my account.

Cheers!
thank you for the DP. great to see very consistent outcomes.
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Old Oct 12, 19, 8:55 am
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DP

Hi all. Long time first time.

DP for biz platinum

10/8: WN WGA one way fare purchased for 103.98. Ticket information shows up in the transaction detail.
10/9: Transaction posted to my account
10/11: Meter moves
10/12: Credit posts to Amex Airline Fee Reimbursement

Thanks all
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Old Oct 13, 19, 12:49 am
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Originally Posted by Raylan View Post
Hi all. Long time first time.

DP for biz platinum

10/8: WN WGA one way fare purchased for 103.98. Ticket information shows up in the transaction detail.
10/9: Transaction posted to my account
10/11: Meter moves
10/12: Credit posts to Amex Airline Fee Reimbursement

Thanks all
Wow so > $100 charges are getting reimbursed? This is new.
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Old Oct 13, 19, 8:02 am
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Originally Posted by idkmybffjill View Post
Wow so > $100 charges are getting reimbursed? This is new.
Everything on this front is moving and changing rapidly. I'd be very careful assuming that one data point makes a trend.

Regards
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Old Oct 13, 19, 10:18 am
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Originally Posted by idkmybffjill View Post
Wow so > $100 charges are getting reimbursed? This is new.
Plenty of DPs in this thread...cutoff seems to be somewhere around ~$105. Though, we don't know what is exactly. To be safe most are keeping it well below that amount..
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Old Oct 13, 19, 11:17 am
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Originally Posted by gmt4 View Post
Plenty of DPs in this thread...cutoff seems to be somewhere around ~$105. Though, we don't know what is exactly. To be safe most are keeping it well below that amount..
Yep. I've seen as high as 105 on this thread, so I felt pretty safe going with 104.
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Old Oct 14, 19, 3:05 pm
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Airfare of 103.98 reimbursed within 48hrs
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Last edited by culdeus; Oct 14, 19 at 3:06 pm Reason: math was bad, fare was 103.98 not 104.98
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Old Oct 15, 19, 10:57 am
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10/11 Bought two tickets for $108.98 each totaling $217.96
10/14 Meter moved on Amex Plat indicating I had used the full $200
10/15 Credits posted
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Old Oct 15, 19, 5:24 pm
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Maybe a dumb question, but if I book a cheap flight to trigger the credit, can I cancel the flight within 24 hours to get a refund and still get the credit - to essentially cash it out?
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Old Oct 15, 19, 5:38 pm
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Originally Posted by t325 View Post
Maybe a dumb question, but if I book a cheap flight to trigger the credit, can I cancel the flight within 24 hours to get a refund and still get the credit - to essentially cash it out?
I believe previous posts indicate that you won’t get reimbursement.
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Old Oct 15, 19, 5:45 pm
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Originally Posted by t325 View Post
Maybe a dumb question, but if I book a cheap flight to trigger the credit, can I cancel the flight within 24 hours to get a refund and still get the credit - to essentially cash it out?
Charge has to post to Amex first. Cancel the ticket within 24 and it will never post to Amex. Once posted you could cancel the WN ticket and get WN credit. You can't cancel and get cash back either way if thats what you're after.
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