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Airline fee $250/$200/$100 reimbursement reports: DL only (2015-2019)

Airline fee $250/$200/$100 reimbursement reports: DL only (2015-2019)

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This thread is a continuation of: Airline fee $200/$100 reimbursement reports: DL only [2011 - 2015]

Credit posting delays range from several business days (typical) to several weeks (seen in Oct 2015). The T&Cs state that it could take up to four weeks, so wait at least that long before worrying, and certainly don't contact Amex prematurely

Caution: effective from 22 June 2019, gift card purchases from Delta do not get reimbursed.

Read this primer first
  • In the Amex Membership Rewards family, both the Consumer and Business versions of the Platinum and Centurion cards qualify for a $200 airline credit. The Premier Rewards Gold (PRG) card is eligible for a $100 airline credit.
  • You must click here to <--(link dead) select Delta as your enrolled airline before you make a reimbursable purchase, else the benefit won't apply. The feature is activated immediately upon airline designation. Try logging in to your AMEX account and selecting the airline. This link may work
  • If you've selected DL in the past and don't wish to change airlines, there's no need to select again; current selection rolls into future years until modified.
  • The T&Cs state the eligible charges, but YMMV, so don't call and ask especially about the fuzzier cases below because that will probably hasten closing of any loopholes.
  • The credit is per account, not per card. If the main account has authorized users with additional cards, eligible charges may still be made on those cards, but they'll count jointly towards the same account limit.
  • Credits are capped per calendar year, meaning you could tap the full amount on Dec 31st and again on Jan 1st in the extreme. Transaction date, not posting date, determines the year. Note: This is not my experience. I purchased Dec 31, 2016, posted Jan 1, 2017 and went against my 2017 credit. (TheMadBrewer)
  • You will get a partial credit to bring your total annual reimbursements to the limit exactly if a qualifying charge takes you past the limit.
  • After four weeks, if you've read this Wiki carefully and posted here seeking assistance but the credit still has not arrived, consider chatting with Amex online. Politely mention the "Delta extras" you thought would be reimbursed within four weeks and they'll handle it.


additional collections/split tender

THIS IS A LOOPHOLE. BE DISCREET

Anything coded as an additional collection (aka add/collect or a/c), including difference in fare when changing flights, and accepting an FCM offer, also triggers the credit and will be reimbursed; this may (insufficient data) only happen if the additional amount collected is below ~$250 (regardless of card type, e.g. there have been reports of full $100 credit for Gold card on a/c over $100 and full $200 credit for Plat on a/c over $200 but less than $250)
  • Relevantly, split tender where you partially pay with a gift card, existing credit, VDB voucher etc. and partly charged to your card, are processed by DL as an add/collect and trigger the credit per above.
  • Thus if you anticipate actually buying, say, a $200 DL ticket, you could buy a single $50 gift card, then buy the ticket using $50 GC and $150 on your card (the $150 will be reimbursed)
  • Canceling a ticket within the 24-hour risk-free period generally results in funds being returned to where they came from (GC back to GC and CC back to CC). If you have no immediate travel plans but anticipate travel in the next year, consider buying a fully refundable ticket and then changing it later once you know your future travel dates. IF a lot of people suddenly start refunding tickets after getting the credit reimbursement this may hasten the demise of this particular loophole.
  • Caution when buying multiple tickets: for example if you buy two $125 tickets in one transaction (total $250) and use one $100 GC or even two $50 GCs, they will all be applied to the same ticket and you would see one additional collection for $25 on that ticket and a separate "normal" charge for $125 for the second ticket. In this scenario only $25 will be reimbursed (instead of the $150 you might be expecting)

other non Gift Card options
  • baggage and other service fees (same day change/standby, change fees, etc.)
  • taxes on award flights
  • in-flight purchases (EXCEPT wifi)
  • SkyClub access/guest fees (but NOT gift cards purchased at a SC, which are actually activated at a 3rd party web site)
  • mileage boosts (post 2499)
  • The $59 for Delta Skymiles Select is reimbursed (posts 2180, 2182)
  • seat assignment fees (may need to call in to have processed manually)

(DEAD) eGift Card (eCert) details
This Section is not applicable effective 2019/06/22!
  • Delta eGift Cards (eCerts) have been reimbursed in practice, even though technically they do not meet the criteria listed by Amex for reimbursement. The name on the eCerts doesn't matter and need not match your card, but you must purchase using an eligible Amex card and meet the other criteria detailed in this Wiki.
  • Denominations over $50 will not generate the credit. Multiple $50 eCerts will. The smallest denomination available is $50.
  • To order, use this direct link to the eGift cert order page, or navigate via Delta.com>Shop>eGift Certificate.
  • No need to place separate orders using multiple carts/checkouts. By adding multiple certs to one order (e.g., 4 x $50), even though they are in the same cart, the certs will post as separate transactions and still generate a credit for each.
  • eCert purchases may initially authorize (show pending) as ticket purchases before posting to (finalize on) your statement. Multiple-eCert orders may authorize the combined value as a single pending ticket purchase. Don't worry; they'll post later as separate eCert charges in the qualifying amounts.
  • eCerts are generated instantly, but the codes are not valid for use until 72 hours after purchase, so don't order expecting to use them in a pinch.
  • A maximum of three eCerts may be redeemed per online transaction. Splitting a round-trip into two one-ways will allow you to use additional eCerts, but in some cases two one-ways may cost more than a single roundtrip so compare carefully to decide whether using more than 3 certs on a single trip is worthwhile.
  • If purchasing a ticket for more than 1 person, splitting the purchase into a separate transaction for each person would also allow the use of more than 3 certs on a single trip at (usually) no additional cost. However this could have an adverse effect on ability to upgrade, upgrade priority, and other elite benefits, and on the likelihood of being reaccommodated on the same flight in the event of a flight cancellation.
  • There is one recent REPORT of a telephone agent allowing more than three eCerts to be used when purchasing one ticket.
  • eCerts do not expire. Their T&Cs are listed here.
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Old Jun 14, 17, 1:20 pm
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Anyone have any success having the credit cover Delta award ticket cancellation redeposit fee?
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Old Jun 18, 17, 11:27 pm
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Anyone know if this will work with the Delta Gold/Platinum cards? They currently have a welcome bonus for a $100 statement credit on your first Delta purchase.
EDIT: Never mind, according to this post, it looks like it works:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/27564068-post1188.html

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Old Jun 19, 17, 8:22 am
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Originally Posted by breauxdle View Post
Anyone have any success having the credit cover Delta award ticket cancellation redeposit fee?
Delta Redeposit fee paid by credit on Ameriprise platinum. 6-16-17
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Old Jun 21, 17, 8:32 pm
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Originally Posted by C W View Post
Does anybody know the MR earning situation with these reimbursements? Do we get nothing, 1 MR point per dollar, or could they possibly trigger the new 5x on the Platinum?
Originally Posted by bgriff View Post
Most likely they will be valid for the 5x. They have earned the 3x on the PRG for me in the past (with no counter-balancing removal of bonus points due to the credit). So, free 1,000 points on the Platinum and 300 on the PRG.
To answer my own question, I received 5x points on my 4X $50 Delta Gift Cards. A nice 1000 MR bonus
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Old Jul 1, 17, 4:29 am
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Bought 2x $50 eGCs in one transaction with just opened PRG on the 27th. Charges posted the 28th and reimbursements posted the 29th
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Old Jul 4, 17, 5:56 pm
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4x50$ egiftcards purchased 7/4/17 on delta.com. Will edit once credited
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Old Jul 4, 17, 6:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Ariesflyertalk View Post
4x50$ egiftcards purchased 7/4/17 on delta.com. Will edit once credited
Welcome to FlyerTalk!
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Old Jul 7, 17, 8:32 am
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Amex plat biz
7/3 - 4x $50 delta GC purchase
7/6 - transactions post
7/7 - reimbursement post
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Old Jul 9, 17, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by C W View Post
Welcome to FlyerTalk!

Thanks for the welcome

. My credit was posted on 7/6
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Old Aug 1, 17, 2:33 pm
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Can you use 4X$50 gift cards on the purchase of one ticket?
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Old Aug 1, 17, 3:31 pm
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Originally Posted by dilbertsdaddy View Post
Can you use 4X$50 gift cards on the purchase of one ticket?
There is a three gift card max.
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Old Aug 4, 17, 8:30 am
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Airline Credit "Transferable"?

Hello everyone. I did some searching of the forum but nothing too comprehensive so I apologize if my question has already been asked.

If I am flying with a friend who bought a separate ticket, am I able to use my Platinum card to upgrade her seat with me such that the airline fee credit would be triggered?
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Old Aug 4, 17, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by teegaall View Post
...upgrade her seat ...
It doesn't matter who the upgrade is for, but as written the terms do not cover upgrades from one cabin to another. They do cover seat selection fees, which includes better seats in the same cabin. In practice much depends on the amount of the charge and how the airline characterizes it. Which airline did you choose?
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Old Aug 4, 17, 8:57 am
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I purchased 4 x $50 and is showing on my statement as "Passenger Ticket" in document type. Does this mean that they will not reimburse?
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Old Aug 4, 17, 9:03 am
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Welcome to Flyertalk.

Originally Posted by efolsom54 View Post
I purchased 4 x $50 and is showing on my statement as "Passenger Ticket" in document type. Does this mean that they will not reimburse?
This is normal. The Wikipost at the top of the thread mentions eCert purchases may initially authorize (show pending) as ticket purchases
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