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MSPeconomist Nov 14, 19 3:02 pm


Originally Posted by wr2 (Post 31737483)
Are airline credits being clawed back if you buy a refundable fare split with gc and later cancel the flight after credit posts?

I would assume so. Regardless, you probably shouldn't try this too often with AmEx.

mehudson Nov 15, 19 3:47 pm


Originally Posted by MSPeconomist (Post 31737281)
DL currently is offering 3,000 additional RDMs for $59 (not sure whether tax is charged on this), or 1,000/2,000 for $29/$44 respectively. [Note the nonlinear prices, as expected.] You can add it to a ticket at purchase or anytime before flying, apparently by clicking a link in the PNR.

No tax is added to the $59

Logan12348 Nov 16, 19 1:39 pm


Originally Posted by rice4u (Post 31735535)
$59 not 56. It will work as long as you still available travel credit.

I have recently used both the $44 and $59.
Both worked, one on Amex Plat other on Hilton Aspire, both of which in last 2-3 weeks.
Purchased on a laptop

Jane Nam Nov 17, 19 5:22 am


Originally Posted by lmnop89 (Post 31736988)
@ Diplomatico Thanks. I canceled and played it safe with $120 and $130 tickets. Fingers crossed.

did the credit trigger? Thanks!

rice4u Nov 17, 19 11:02 am


Originally Posted by Rainyjason (Post 31736316)
Got it. Just bought a $59 mileage booster. Now I got a question for everyone! Can I buy multiple mileage boosters for my trip? Making 5 stops for my trip and I can do a mileage booster for EACH stop for $59. I have $200 for my AMEX Plat and $250 for my Hilton Aspire. Can I use both cards and use the mileage booster to get 15,000 miles for around $300 using my airline credit? Obviously both AMEX cards will have Delta as the selected airline. Also, any datapoint on upgrading seats from Main Cabin to Comfort one? Trying to spend all of my travel credit! thank you so much for your help everyone!

You should be able to and get credit just like the first purchased. I planned on using the remaining amount from my Aspire for 2nd flight.

Rainyjason Nov 18, 19 3:51 am


Originally Posted by rice4u (Post 31746449)
You should be able to and get credit just like the first purchased. I planned on using the remaining amount from my Aspire for 2nd flight.

Problem is, it has been 5 days and neither my mileage booster nor my award travel fee were reimbursed by Amex. Starting to get a little worried :(

inig0m0nt0ya Nov 18, 19 8:32 am

11/13: Purchased two $99 roundtrip fares separately for $99 each. Used $50 GC for each of them and charged 2 x $49 to Aspire.
11/15: 2 x $49 purchases on Aspire coded as "Additional Collection"
11/17: Meter moved
11/18: 2 x $49 credits posted

ehchan Nov 18, 19 9:28 am

Bought a $260 round trip on 11/13 with a $50 gift card, was reimbursed $200 today. Also categorized as "additional collection"

rcmiller Nov 18, 19 4:02 pm

I've got about $225 left in DL airline credit on my Aspire card for 2019. I have a trip planned for April that was booked using Skymiles and found out this week that it may need to be cancelled. DL Charges $150 per ticket (2 roundtrip tickets, so $300) to reimburse the miles (about 45,000 miles total in this case). Will the $300 cancellation fee trigger the remaining $225 of credit I have left? Anyone have experience? I for sure want to use the credit before the end of 2019, so if I get confirmation that I need to cancel the trip (or maybe change..for same cost) I plan to do so by the end of the year. The other option is possibly using a gift card and 2019 credit to buy a different future flight. I could then use 2020 credit for April trip cancellation.

HIFlya Nov 19, 19 5:59 pm


Originally Posted by rcmiller (Post 31751407)
I've got about $225 left in DL airline credit on my Aspire card for 2019. I have a trip planned for April that was booked using Skymiles and found out this week that it may need to be cancelled. DL Charges $150 per ticket (2 roundtrip tickets, so $300) to reimburse the miles (about 45,000 miles total in this case). Will the $300 cancellation fee trigger the remaining $225 of credit I have left? Anyone have experience? I for sure want to use the credit before the end of 2019, so if I get confirmation that I need to cancel the trip (or maybe change..for same cost) I plan to do so by the end of the year. The other option is possibly using a gift card and 2019 credit to buy a different future flight. I could then use 2020 credit for April trip cancellation.

Kind of off-topic, but I thought award travel on airlines were fully refundable as long as you cancelled within a certain window? Dang, are all airlines being so draconian about award cancellation?

michael_v Nov 20, 19 10:23 am

Mileage booster, baggage fees and in-flight food all reimbursed within 2-3 business days of the charge posting.

michael_v Nov 20, 19 10:24 am


Originally Posted by HIFlya (Post 31755833)
Kind of off-topic, but I thought award travel on airlines were fully refundable as long as you cancelled within a certain window? Dang, are all airlines being so draconian about award cancellation?

The last one to offer that was Alaska. Now there is a fee to cancel everywhere. BA and Virgin Atlantic are more lenient in the sense that if the taxes paid are less than the cancellation fee, they keep the taxes you paid and don't charge a cancellation fee.

jamesteroh Nov 20, 19 12:42 pm


Originally Posted by HIFlya (Post 31755833)
Kind of off-topic, but I thought award travel on airlines were fully refundable as long as you cancelled within a certain window? Dang, are all airlines being so draconian about award cancellation?

It is on Delta as long it's at least 72 hours before departure time for PM and DM's.

rcmiller Nov 20, 19 3:08 pm


Originally Posted by jamesteroh (Post 31758675)
It is on Delta as long it's at least 72 hours before departure time for PM and DM's.

Correct, I'm not PM or DM. So my question still stands. Anyone have experience with this triggering the reimbursement? I have read through the T&Cs and it does not list change/cancellation fees as being excluded. I would think it should qualify.

gooselee Nov 20, 19 3:27 pm


Originally Posted by rcmiller (Post 31759194)
Correct, I'm not PM or DM. So my question still stands. Anyone have experience with this triggering the reimbursement? I have read through the T&Cs and it does not list change/cancellation fees as being excluded. I would think it should qualify.

The airline fee credit is intended for things like change/cancellation fees. If it doesn't automatically credit, this would be something that is actually legitimate to call Amex about and have them push it through.


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