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Zorak May 8, 19 1:23 pm

It seems worth reiterating that add/collect under $200 appears to trigger the credit too, including any remaining amount when you pay only part of a ticket using a gift card.

This doesn't help those who are already in possession of a pile of $50 GCs, but may be useful to strategize for the future, for those who are going to spend on DL anyway.

HawaiiO May 8, 19 2:05 pm

What is meant by add/collect under $200?

Tks!


Originally Posted by Zorak (Post 31080349)
It seems worth reiterating that add/collect under $200 appears to trigger the credit too, including any remaining amount when you pay only part of a ticket using a gift card.

This doesn't help those who are already in possession of a pile of $50 GCs, but may be useful to strategize for the future, for those who are going to spend on DL anyway.


JTOP May 8, 19 2:11 pm

Sorry- I did not understand the LAX-LAX is a gift card purchase. If that's the case, then I'll try to change to DL w/AMEX and see how it goes. Thanks for your assistance.

Zorak May 8, 19 2:39 pm


Originally Posted by HawaiiO (Post 31080512)
What is meant by add/collect under $200?

Broadly speaking, any change to a ticket that results in an additional amount needing to be collected due to higher fare and/or change fee.

Notably, if you use a gift card to pay for part of a ticket, it seems to get processed in such a way that any remainder is treated as a/c, and if you pay that remainder with your Plat card... there are a few data points in the thread of amounts below $200 being reimbursed.

EasternTraveler May 8, 19 4:21 pm


Originally Posted by Zorak (Post 31080628)
Broadly speaking, any change to a ticket that results in an additional amount needing to be collected due to higher fare and/or change fee.

Notably, if you use a gift card to pay for part of a ticket, it seems to get processed in such a way that any remainder is treated as a/c, and if you pay that remainder with your Plat card... there are a few data points in the thread of amounts below $200 being reimbursed.

Interesting

qofmiwok May 9, 19 11:25 pm

Given the gift card trick may be disappearing, what spend actually DOES count? There just aren't that many auxilliary charges, especially because I fly first class a lot so with no bag fees. Also, I noticed AmEx is asking my AU for their primary airline, even though i have already supplied one. Does the AU get to choose a different one than the primary?

gooselee May 9, 19 11:32 pm


Originally Posted by qofmiwok (Post 31085552)
Given the gift card trick may be disappearing, what spend actually DOES count? There just aren't that many auxilliary charges, especially because I fly first class a lot so with no bag fees. Also, I noticed AmEx is asking my AU for their primary airline, even though i have already supplied one. Does the AU get to choose a different one than the primary?

Why is it a given that the GC trick is going away?

Credit can be used for SC passes, excess baggage fees (if you check more than the FC allowance), change fees, in flight food/drink if not in FC, and many other items as listed in T&C (plus many others not listed).

stc May 11, 19 2:43 pm


Originally Posted by mia (Post 31079295)
koreanair720 reported purchase on May 3, reimbursement on May 6. Is that not recent?

Also, purchased 3x50 late on 5/8, charged on 5/9, credited 5/10.

banche May 12, 19 7:30 pm

$50 e-certs purchased on 05/01. Reimbursed showed up 05/03.
2*$50 e-certs purchased on 05/05. Reimbursed showed up 05/06.
$50 e-certs purchased on 05/08. Reimbursed showed up 05/09.

David Simon May 13, 19 3:35 pm

4 x $50 purchased last week in single order. Reimbursement showed up a few days later.

kgkg May 14, 19 11:14 pm

Are the tax and fees on a Delta award ticket reimbursable? Thank you!

gooselee May 14, 19 11:47 pm


Originally Posted by kgkg (Post 31102543)
Are the tax and fees on a Delta award ticket reimbursable? Thank you!

Technically, no.

In practice, yes.

kgkg May 15, 19 10:00 am


Originally Posted by gooselee (Post 31102589)
Technically, no.

In practice, yes.

Thank you!

roxymigs May 17, 19 12:23 pm

Thanks to everyone for the info!

I purchased 4x$50 gc from Delta on my Amex Plat in separate transactions on 5/13. Posted on 5/14. All $200 reimbursed on 5/16.
I was able to use the gc on 5/14. I called Delta and applied all 4 to a single plane ticket.

TheVig May 18, 19 7:16 am

Purchased 1x$50 on 5/15. Posted on 5/16. Reimbursed on 5/17.


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