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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 Oct 27, 15, 12:07 pm
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Amex Business Plat, 1x $200 gift card purchased 10/19, reimbursed $200 on 10/26.
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Old Oct 29, 15, 4:02 am
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I apologize if I missed this somewhere -- is there a waiting period necessary between setting your airline and making a purchase? I just set my airline and would make my purchase now -- do I need to wait a day or two after setting it?
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Old Oct 29, 15, 9:12 am
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Originally Posted by Parachute07 View Post
I apologize if I missed this somewhere -- is there a waiting period necessary between setting your airline and making a purchase? I just set my airline and would make my purchase now -- do I need to wait a day or two after setting it?
No need to wait if you set the airline with Amex, you are good to go.
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Old Oct 30, 15, 2:49 am
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Originally Posted by TripLhappiness View Post
No need to wait if you set the airline with Amex, you are good to go.
Thank you very much!
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Old Oct 30, 15, 5:12 am
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Sorry for the ultimate newb question, but what is WN/FL? I set southwest as my airline on my rewards link, and went to the southwest gift card page. Still can't find out anything that says WN/FL.. I've even searched, probably not hard enough.. LOL thanks for the help in advance!
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Old Oct 30, 15, 5:57 am
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Originally Posted by antweezey View Post
WN/FL?
WN is the IATA code for Southwest Airlines
FL is the IATA code for AirTran, which Southwest acquired.
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Old Oct 30, 15, 6:22 am
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Welcome to Flyertalk



WN is the IATA code for Southwest Airlines
FL is the IATA code for AirTran, which Southwest acquired.
Thank you so much!
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Old Oct 30, 15, 7:15 am
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Just purchased an $80 and $120 gift card (8/30) to pay for fees on an upcoming trip. Will let you guys know if I get reimbursed. Just opened my AMEX plat a week and a half ago, and got the annual fee waived for being military. Hope this works, thanks for all the awesome info you guys provide!
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Old Oct 30, 15, 1:40 pm
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Purchased $95 SW GC on 10/20 via SW.com and posted on 10/29 backdated to 10/27.
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Old Nov 2, 15, 3:51 pm
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Gold AMEX - 4 x Early Bird fees totaling $50 purchased on 10/26, auto credited on 11/1.
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Old Nov 5, 15, 6:04 am
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$119 and $80 GC posted 10/30, reimbursed on 11/4!
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Old Nov 5, 15, 6:19 pm
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PRG - bought a $100 GC on 10/30 and was credited back on 11/4
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Old Nov 6, 15, 3:33 pm
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Purchased $100 + 2.95 shipping 11/06 on PRG will report back. Thanks to this thread, I actually pulled the trigger. I thought it already got nerfed.
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Old Nov 9, 15, 11:02 pm
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Maybe this forum should limit the reimbursement reports to ones that fail.

Regardless, another $100 x 2 x 2 gift cards for my Plat and my wife's Plat cards on WN, and credits in the same amounts.
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Old Nov 10, 15, 6:42 am
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Originally Posted by dhuey View Post
Maybe this forum should limit the reimbursement reports to ones that fail.

Regardless, another $100 x 2 x 2 gift cards for my Plat and my wife's Plat cards on WN, and credits in the same amounts.
I like the fact that I can look at this thread and confirm that it's still working before I purchase gc's. With your suggested change, if there are no recent reports of failures and no one is reporting successes then you are forced to assume that all is well, I would rather know that it was still working as of X date.
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