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Oz Morando Oct 23, 19 9:18 am

Is there a rule of thumb for what that max should be before it doesn't trigger the airline credit? still have 250 on my Aspire and looking to use before the end of the year.
Looking for OW ticket that's about 300-350 in price.
I have a $50 GC.

I've tried looking through the thread, and unfortunately couldn't find something that was specific to my situation.

Zorak Oct 23, 19 9:33 am


Originally Posted by Oz Morando (Post 31658619)
Is there a rule of thumb for what that max should be before it doesn't trigger the airline credit? still have 250 on my Aspire and looking to use before the end of the year.
Looking for OW ticket that's about 300-350 in price.
I have a $50 GC.

I've tried looking through the thread, and unfortunately couldn't find something that was specific to my situation.

I think most of the success reports have been under $200 and maybe one just above $200, IIRC. I also vaguely remember not getting reimbursed (not that I was expecting to) for something like $400+ in additional collection, so *large* amounts probably do not work. There's a lack of data in between though...

JohnnyTran Oct 23, 19 11:26 am


Originally Posted by Zorak (Post 31658673)
I think most of the success reports have been under $200 and maybe one just above $200, IIRC. I also vaguely remember not getting reimbursed (not that I was expecting to) for something like $400+ in additional collection, so *large* amounts probably do not work. There's a lack of data in between though...

I think the max is $250. Back in July I bought a $297 ticket and used a $50 GC. My Plat was charged $247 as an additional collection, and I was reimbursed the $200 for fee credit.

Gig103 Oct 23, 19 1:13 pm

Has anyone tried to use a credit from their Delta Wallet, combined with the additional collection? If so, can you choose how much of a voucher to use or must it be in full before it prompts for an Amex to pay the balance?

kjc313 Oct 24, 19 8:01 am

Will buying a 100 dollar gift card from Delta sky clubs be reimbursed?

mia Oct 24, 19 8:24 am


Originally Posted by kjc313 (Post 31661828)
Will buying a 100 dollar gift card from Delta sky clubs be reimbursed?

No, because the Skyclubs do not actually sell giftcards. They display a rack of physical cards that you would pay for and activate online.

PancakeGames Oct 24, 19 9:56 am

I have used this strategy to apply $455 total on two separate Hilton Aspire cards to airfare. However, I recently purchased a $379 Comfort+ fare and used a $100 Delta GC. My remaining $45 credit was not applied to the $279 balance.

Zorak Oct 24, 19 10:31 am


Originally Posted by PancakeGames (Post 31662170)
I have used this strategy to apply $455 total on two separate Hilton Aspire cards to airfare.

Just to be clear, you split $455 across the two cards, and both sides of the transaction received the credit?

PancakeGames Oct 24, 19 10:43 am


Originally Posted by Zorak (Post 31662283)
Just to be clear, you split $455 across the two cards, and both sides of the transaction received the credit?

Household has two Hilton Aspire cards, $250 airline fee credit each / $500 total

Three previous small one way airfare transactions have all worked

I had $45 in credit left on one of the cards

Zorak Oct 24, 19 10:54 am


Originally Posted by PancakeGames (Post 31662317)
Household has two Hilton Aspire cards, $250 airline fee credit each / $500 total

Three previous small one way airfare transactions have all worked

I had $45 in credit left on one of the cards

Ah, I thought you meant you split across two cards on a single ticket, which has been speculated about but I don't think anyone has confirmed working (and I'm skeptical that *both* cards in such a scenario would receive the credit... but open minded :))

Creditisking Oct 24, 19 3:20 pm

Is the gift card plus pay with card dead? I purchased a round trip ticket on 10/18 for $278.60 with $50 gift card so the total charged to Hilton Aspire was $228.60. the meter I have left of $220 has not moved and I have not revecied the credit, 10/24. It is showing up as "additional collection" in the details. Even tho I purchased the ticket on 10/18 it shows it was completed on 10/20. Is there a certain time frame I should wait or did I do something wrong?

flybye1567 Oct 24, 19 6:51 pm


Originally Posted by Creditisking (Post 31663154)
Is the gift card plus pay with card dead? I purchased a round trip ticket on 10/18 for $278.60 with $50 gift card so the total charged to Hilton Aspire was $228.60. the meter I have left of $220 has not moved and I have not revecied the credit, 10/24. It is showing up as "additional collection" in the details. Even tho I purchased the ticket on 10/18 it shows it was completed on 10/20. Is there a certain time frame I should wait or did I do something wrong?

I'm on the same boat, same dates, was hoping it credited today but nothing yet.

Odinson Oct 24, 19 7:22 pm

I was going to make a purchase today but just read this and decided to wait. Please update if get credited.

surikatina Oct 24, 19 8:47 pm


Originally Posted by Adi Nair (Post 31663634)
I'm on the same boat, same dates, was hoping it credited today but nothing yet.

Same here and so bummed!
2 separate one ways with $50 gift cards on each bringing total to $196.00 last weekend. Nada..

Not sure how to get rid of the $250 credit at this point.

Joel16 Oct 24, 19 10:03 pm

Can you purchase a Basic Economy and then later on change it to Main Cabin? Will that purchase be reimbursed?


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