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jamienbaker Nov 12, 19 9:05 am

$250 credit expiring at year-end (Amex Aspire). I could use some input.

1) Buying into Comfort+ or First from an existing booking does NOT trigger the credit. Just looking to confirm.
2) $50 gift card + incremental ticket purchase MIGHT work...though I have no ticketing needs so will have to experiment with this after the end of the year.
3) Rather than let the credit expire in 7 weeks, best strategy is to buy mileage boosters? I'm not interesting in buying/refunding tickets, etc. Just need to find SOMETHING for the credit...I have no future travel that isn't already booked, I don't need lounge passes, etc.

Thanks in advance - Jamie

jamesteroh Nov 12, 19 9:38 am

Will the MQM/MQD boosts that Delta offers some elites trigger this?

MSPeconomist Nov 12, 19 2:22 pm

They're too expensive.

vorbster Nov 12, 19 3:43 pm

I recently posted a DP about a reimbursed charge of $190. Now I need to spend my $250 from Aspire, going to buy a ticket for $424. After reviewing the thread it doesn't look like there are many DPs about additional collection charges between $200 and $250. So I'm wondering if I should cover $200 as gift cards or to be on a safe side and cover $250?

Thanks!

phant0m Nov 12, 19 4:26 pm


Originally Posted by vorbster (Post 31730317)
I recently posted a DP about a reimbursed charge of $190. Now I need to spend my $250 from Aspire, going to buy a ticket for $424. After reviewing the thread it doesn't look like there are many DPs about additional collection charges between $200 and $250. So I'm wondering if I should cover $200 as gift cards or to be on a safe side and cover $250?

Thanks!

I'm about to try for an Aspire $250 credit on two tickets for $372 and I can't wait since the prices already doubled in the last two days (flights for NYE). Wish me luck.

rice4u Nov 12, 19 5:30 pm


Originally Posted by rice4u (Post 31725147)
Update:

Nov 11th: Statement shows Document Type: MISCELLANEOUS TAX(S)/FEE(S) so hopefully they credit back soon.

Update:

Great news. Was credit today "NOV11 AMEX Airline Fee Reimbursement ". If anyone don't know what to do with their $250 travel credit on their Hilton Apsire, you can use on Mile Booster on Delta flights. I probably spend the rest on mile booster.

vernago Nov 12, 19 8:47 pm

Bought two 161 one-way tickets using two 50 GC on AMEX Aspire on Nov 12. It seems that delta separate out the bill to 161 and 61. I am not sure if I should buy the ticket one by one instead of in the same reservation.

vernago Nov 12, 19 9:28 pm


Originally Posted by vernago (Post 31730980)
Bought two 161 one-way tickets using two 50 GC on AMEX Aspire on Nov 12. It seems that delta separate out the bill to 161 and 61. I am not sure if I should buy the ticket one by one instead of in the same reservation.

I think I found old post that I have to split into two reservation.

ScroogeMcFlyer Nov 13, 19 7:13 am

Does anyone know if the remaining balance after paying a ticket with "pay with miles" will trigger the credit? What limits should I be aware of?
For example, $330 ticket, if I pay 15000 miles for $330-$150 (15K miles) = $180, will that trigger the credit?
If I buy two tickets, should I book two separate reservations?

ynsep Nov 13, 19 7:25 am


Originally Posted by EqualOpp (Post 31727495)
Can't one buy a Delta GC at the Supermarket?

GCs bought at Raise.com can be used immediately.

inig0m0nt0ya Nov 13, 19 8:06 am

I need to buy a flight for two people that are $98 each. The total will be $196 but will this post as two separate transactions or one combined? The reason I ask is that I'm trying to see if I can use one $50 Delta GC and get reimbursed for $196 - $50 = $146 or if I need to use two separate Delta GCs and buy the tickets separately.

Edit: Managed to find this post that said that it'll be split into two transactions and only one of them will be reimbursed. So if I book together, I'll get $48 reimbursed but if I book separately, $96 will get reimbursed.

jamesteroh Nov 13, 19 9:13 am


Originally Posted by vernago (Post 31730980)
Bought two 161 one-way tickets using two 50 GC on AMEX Aspire on Nov 12. It seems that delta separate out the bill to 161 and 61. I am not sure if I should buy the ticket one by one instead of in the same reservation.

One thing to keep in mind is the passengers have different levels with Delta it could be a pain as far as upgrades and getting rebooked if there is irrops.

phant0m Nov 13, 19 10:26 am


Originally Posted by inig0m0nt0ya (Post 31732289)
I need to buy a flight for two people that are $98 each. The total will be $196 but will this post as two separate transactions or one combined? The reason I ask is that I'm trying to see if I can use one $50 Delta GC and get reimbursed for $196 - $50 = $146 or if I need to use two separate Delta GCs and buy the tickets separately.

Edit: Managed to find this post that said that it'll be split into two transactions and only one of them will be reimbursed. So if I book together, I'll get $48 reimbursed but if I book separately, $96 will get reimbursed.

Blah. Next year's credits are gonna be a PITA to try to redeem with a total of $750 in credit.

For my current Aspire credit, I booked 2 tickets with one gift cert on a single transaction.

It split the tickets, one at $185.60 and the other at $135.60. Right after I booked I saw that they had First Class upgrades available for $29 a person one way. I ended up doing that for two seats, at $58 and did Comfort Plus on the way back at $18 total.

So technically I should be looking for a $211.60 credit. Should have just done the first class upgrade both ways damnit.

MSPeconomist Nov 13, 19 10:30 am


Originally Posted by inig0m0nt0ya (Post 31732289)
I need to buy a flight for two people that are $98 each. The total will be $196 but will this post as two separate transactions or one combined? The reason I ask is that I'm trying to see if I can use one $50 Delta GC and get reimbursed for $196 - $50 = $146 or if I need to use two separate Delta GCs and buy the tickets separately.

Edit: Managed to find this post that said that it'll be split into two transactions and only one of them will be reimbursed. So if I book together, I'll get $48 reimbursed but if I book separately, $96 will get reimbursed.

To get the $96 reimbursement, you need to use two $50 gift cards, one for each ticket.

MSPeconomist Nov 13, 19 10:31 am


Originally Posted by phant0m (Post 31732825)
Blah. Next year's credits are gonna be a PITA to try to redeem with a total of $750 in credit.

For my current Aspire credit, I booked 2 tickets with one gift cert on a single transaction.

It split the tickets, one at $185.60 and the other at $135.60. Right after I booked I saw that they had First Class upgrades available for $29 a person one way. I ended up doing that for two seats, at $58 and did Comfort Plus on the way back at $18 total.

So technically I should be looking for a $211.60 credit. Should have just done the first class upgrade both ways damnit.

Upgrades aren't supposed to be reimbursed.


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