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cprakash1995 Dec 6, 19 5:44 pm

So, I did the following and they did not trigger the credit.

1. Bough a ticket for about 700$ and used a 250$ gift card - it has been 2 weeks
2. Bought an award ticket with 260$ in fees - also about 2 weeks
3. Upgraded to C+ on one of the flights, no dice as yet ( has been about 72 hours)

Any other suggestion for what I could do to trigger the credit?

vin5cent0 Dec 6, 19 9:18 pm

So, if you have $200 in unused airline credits and no plans of flying this year, are you basically SOL at this point? Hate to waste this perk as the loss of these GC purchases was literally was pushed me to get this card.

Kikuchiyo Dec 6, 19 9:33 pm


Originally Posted by Diplomatico (Post 31806010)
You could also just purchase a ticket that you actually plan on using....?


No, I can't. I don't know my life or work schedule beyond next week, much less where I'll be or where I'll want to go sometime next year. The old GC hack was perfect because I could bank the credit and use it when I needed. So now I'm looking for the workaround to make the credit usable.


Originally Posted by Diplomatico (Post 31806010)
Are you looking at one way fares or only round trip tickets?

Yes, of course I looked at one-ways and round trips, but maybe I'm looking at the wrong markets, or the wrong dates. Plus the DL search page makes me reselect "Refundable" and "My Dates are Flexible" each time, which is a pain and slows the process down significantly. Was hoping to get a useful tip or suggestion on how to speed up the search for fares that fit my needs.

parrotheadmjb Dec 6, 19 9:46 pm


Originally Posted by vin5cent0 (Post 31814280)
So, if you have $200 in unused airline credits and no plans of flying this year, are you basically SOL at this point? Hate to waste this perk as the loss of these GC purchases was literally was pushed me to get this card.

Upgrade to first or C+

MSPeconomist Dec 7, 19 1:10 am


Originally Posted by parrotheadmjb (Post 31814330)
Upgrade to first or C+

Upgrades aren't supposed to be refundable under the AmEx rules, but YMMV.

mia Dec 7, 19 7:28 am


Originally Posted by Kikuchiyo (Post 31814310)
.... hoping to get a useful tip or suggestion ....

Asking questions is often a prelude to providing more.


Originally Posted by Kikuchiyo (Post 31805178)
I.... I can't find anything refundable for less than $450. ....

MIA-CHA $315

Avoid Delta hubs. I don't think Flexible Dates is important, because Refundable fares tend to be the same every day. Include Nearby Airports is useful.

parrotheadmjb Dec 7, 19 7:56 am


Originally Posted by MSPeconomist (Post 31814621)
Upgrades aren't supposed to be refundable under the AmEx rules, but YMMV.

They'll apply a manual credit if you wait 14 days after the charge. Refer to it as a seat assignment.

murphy Dec 7, 19 9:10 am

I screwed this up. I had about $100 in credit remaining. I purchased two tickets for $135 each, and used a $100 gift certificate. Delta put two separate charges through, one for $35, one for $135. The $35 got the credit, the $135 didnít. Next time Iíll make sure that a single ticket gets me the entire credit I need.

vin5cent0 Dec 7, 19 10:32 am


Originally Posted by parrotheadmjb (Post 31814330)
Upgrade to first or C+

I'm not flying anywhere this year.

Gah, I feel like I just wasted $550 on this card because I never would have bought it if I had known this $200 credit would become worthless to me.

MSPeconomist Dec 7, 19 10:38 am


Originally Posted by murphy (Post 31815363)
I screwed this up. I had about $100 in credit remaining. I purchased two tickets for $135 each, and used a $100 gift certificate. Delta put two separate charges through, one for $35, one for $135. The $35 got the credit, the $135 didnít. Next time Iíll make sure that a single ticket gets me the entire credit I need.

Yeah, the $35 went through as an additional charge while the $135 was simply a ticket purchase. Tickets, no matter how cheap, don't qualify for the credit.

scubadu Dec 7, 19 11:38 am


Originally Posted by vin5cent0 (Post 31815568)
I'm not flying anywhere this year.

Gah, I feel like I just wasted $550 on this card because I never would have bought it if I had known this $200 credit would become worthless to me.

Ummm.... so it sounds like if you had been able to buy a gift card, by your logic you still would have "wasted" $350 (i.e. $550 - $200).

Is the airline credit the only reason you obtained an Amex Platinum card? Seriously? :confused:

Regards

Rainyjason Dec 7, 19 9:16 pm

Reimbursed?
 

Originally Posted by DannyMalbec (Post 31780070)
Bought $75 Gift card with my CSR card like 5 days ago
Delta Made me wait 3 days to redeem the gift card.
Booked a flight scheduled for may 2020 with the gift card + $206 charged to my Hilton amex
Payment posted to me Hilton Amex today coded as Document Type: Additional Collection.

Ill update later this week to see if it triggers the fee credit.

When buying that $75 on your CSR card, did you get reimbursed from the $300 annual travel credit? Please let me know!

steve891 Dec 7, 19 11:15 pm

Book 2 award tickets for $80.56 each on Nov 30th. Use the Platinum with $142 Airline Fee Credit remaining to pay.
Yesterday, I got the $142 Amex Airline Fee Reimbursement.

DannyMalbec Dec 8, 19 7:32 pm

I had already used up my $300 travel credit or 2019 so im not sure. The transaction coded as TRAVELthought so that means it should it I had any available.

DannyMalbec Dec 8, 19 7:33 pm


Originally Posted by Rainyjason (Post 31817123)
When buying that $75 on your CSR card, did you get reimbursed from the $300 annual travel credit? Please let me know!

it coded as travel so it should. I had already used my 300 for the year though


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