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jamesteroh Nov 1, 19 10:42 am


Originally Posted by free_whine (Post 31689971)
$250 for any card with a incidentals credit

Does the $250 include if you have already used part of the credit. i.e. if I have used $95 of my credit year to date and initiate a charge after using a gift card of $225 will it still initiate the additional $105 credit?

free_whine Nov 1, 19 2:54 pm


Originally Posted by jamesteroh (Post 31690136)
Does the $250 include if you have already used part of the credit. i.e. if I have used $95 of my credit year to date and initiate a charge after using a gift card of $225 will it still initiate the additional $105 credit?

Good question. Haven't tried myself. I would think that what you propose should work.

LizGross144 Nov 1, 19 9:36 pm

Had $221 remaining in credit on my Hilton Aspire after guesting a colleague into the Sky Club.

Oct 27 Charged exactly $221 in mileage booster fees for an upcoming flight (for a whopping total of 12,000 miles). Coded as "Miscellaneous Tax(s)/Fees."

Oct 30 Received $221 credit

Travelo Nov 2, 19 1:57 pm


Originally Posted by free_whine (Post 31691153)
Good question. Haven't tried myself. I would think that what you propose should work.

Yes, the credit can be smaller than the charge. I got credited $1.70 for a $198.30 charge since it was all I had left for the year. (DP was November 1, 2019)

Travelo Nov 2, 19 1:59 pm


Originally Posted by Logan12348 (Post 31687348)
Mine that I listed above posted the same way as Delta Airlines and not Additional, so I too am worried. Will update in a few days

I ended up receiving the credit on November 1 for $198.30!

artrw Nov 2, 19 3:32 pm

Has anyone had success with Skymiles Select since the first handful of reports? I charged it to my Plat, the charge posted Tuesday and I haven't had the statement credit. I just noticed that I received 5x points on it as if it were airfare, which has me worried that the system thinks its a plane ticket and not a fee. I'm new to Amex so let me know if this is normal.

allseas1586 Nov 2, 19 7:20 pm

One more datapoint. Booked $200 flight on 10/28 with $50 GC, charge posted 10/29 as additional collection and credit posted 11/1.

Finance_underling Nov 2, 19 9:18 pm

I have a DP for a transcon flight ticket that I purchased for my girlfriend (she doesn't know about this).
  • Oct 28 Purchased $453 non-refundable ticket w/ 5x $50 GC ($250) and remainder ($203) charged to AMEX Plat
  • Oct 29 $203 charge posted as "Add'l Collection"
  • Nov 1 Meter moved and $200 reimbursed
Another poster mentioned something about reimbursements happening in Mountain Time. I can confirm that the credit was posted after midnight on Nov 2 ET. So, it could be.

stc Nov 2, 19 9:33 pm


Originally Posted by Finance_underling (Post 31695220)
I have a DP for a transcon flight ticket that I purchased for my girlfriend (she doesn't know about this).
  • Oct 28 Purchased $453 non-refundable ticket w/ 5x $50 GC ($250) and remainder ($203) charged to AMEX Plat
  • Oct 29 $203 charge posted as "Add'l Collection"
  • Nov 1 Meter moved and $200 reimbursed
Another poster mentioned something about reimbursements happening in Mountain Time. I can confirm that the credit was posted after midnight on Nov 2 ET. So, it could be.

My understanding is that pretty much all of the Amex "Main Frames" are in Phoenix. That may have something to do with it. Or they may run "batch" jobs to deal with things like this after midnight when there are less other transactions happening.

LittleDove Nov 3, 19 10:56 am

Purchased 2X$165.80 (Z) tickets with GC. Attempting to trigger $100 remaining Amex Aspire credit (the rest used on 3X$50 GC before it seemingly died).

Ticket 1:
1X$50 GC
Charged $115.80 on Amex Aspire
Posted 10/28 as Addtl Collection
Credited $34.20 on 10/31

Ticket 2:
2X$50 GC
Charged 65.80 on Amex Aspire
Posted 10/28 as Addtl Collection
Credited $65.80 on 10/31

If it's of interest, I did purchase the tickets in the above chronological order and it credited the full overage amount to the second ticket (covering entire cc charge), and then the rest was applied to the first ticket, which had a larger charge that the available credit would not have covered.

Thanks for all the tips on this. I was able to get my entire credit applied using the available methods.

Joel16 Nov 3, 19 9:06 pm

one-way ticket $163:
$50 giftcard
$113 Amex Hilton Aspire

10/29 charged $113 as Additional Collection
11/1 credited $113

side question: I have $18 left to use this year, but my flight isn't until January. What are some things I can spend that on? Will pre-buying wifi trigger the credit?

Zorak Nov 3, 19 9:56 pm


Originally Posted by Joel16 (Post 31698312)
side question: I have $18 left to use this year, but my flight isn't until January. What are some things I can spend that on? Will pre-buying wifi trigger the credit?

Wifi, whether purchased on board or in advance, seems to be handed off to Gogo for the actual billing, so will not trigger the credit.

There are some other ideas in the wiki at the top of the thread, although I believe off the top of my head that they will all involve spending more than $18 so you'll have to decide whether they're worth going out of pocket for.

artrw Nov 4, 19 10:28 am


Originally Posted by artrw (Post 31694350)
Has anyone had success with Skymiles Select since the first handful of reports? I charged it to my Plat, the charge posted Tuesday and I haven't had the statement credit. I just noticed that I received 5x points on it as if it were airfare, which has me worried that the system thinks its a plane ticket and not a fee. I'm new to Amex so let me know if this is normal.

Returning to say that the fee reimbursement credited this morning.

eknock007 Nov 4, 19 2:06 pm

Just a datapoint on my Gold:

Recently got fee reimbursements for award ticket fees (x4) and upgrading seats to main cabin preferred (x2). All charges were under $10.

SMC2019 Nov 5, 19 9:48 am

I would like to know how this the ticketing turned out for your daughter.


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