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Airline fee $250/$200/$100 reimbursement reports: DL only

Airline fee $250/$200/$100 reimbursement reports: DL only

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This thread is a continuation of: Airline fee $200/$100 reimbursement reports: DL only [2011 - 2015]
  • Caution: two reports on 12.16.2017 indicate that Delta outsourced some gift card processing.
    • Further reports suggest that only giftcards purchased through the mobile site are processed by CashStar.
      • If the merchant is not Delta Airlines the purchase will not be reimbursed. Do not use the mobile site to purchase. Use this direct link.

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 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.
  • 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.
  • Reimbursed incidental charges have included baggage and other service fees, award and change fees (e.g., standby, SDC), taxes, in-flight purchases (not WiFi), lounge access fees, EC upgrade (seat assignment) fees, priority boarding fees, Delta mileage booster fees, and DL eGift Cards/eCerts (see section below). Charges not posted by Delta (e.g., partners) are not eligible. Note that the Global Entry fee reimbursement is a separate benefit in addition to the $200 Delta incidentals reimbursement.The T&Cs state the eligible charges, but YMMV, so don't call and ask.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.

eGift Card (eCert) details
  • 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 Denomincations"]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 Mar 4, 19, 8:47 pm
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Originally Posted by SammyLV View Post
I saw a YouTube video that came out today giving a heads up about Amex possibly taking away the travel credit gift card hack from Delta since they already took it away for American Airlines. Hope this is not true!!
My understanding is that AA had changed the way some GCs were being processed, which affected how they were coded for AmEx. So the change, if memory serves, was on AA’s end, not AmEx’s.
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Old Mar 5, 19, 3:27 am
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Originally Posted by mab4283 View Post


My understanding is that AA had changed the way some GCs were being processed, which affected how they were coded for AmEx. So the change, if memory serves, was on AA’s end, not AmEx’s.
correct. Although its hard to say if AA acted on demand from amex or not. Gonna monitor these thread to see if delta, united, southwest will follow.
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Old Mar 5, 19, 1:48 pm
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My two $50.00 delta gift certificates posted on 3/2/18 and the credits posted on 3/4/18. The credits posted in 2 - $50 increments. I have the Platinum card and still have $100 to go.
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Old Mar 7, 19, 8:26 am
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Phone agent

No go with using more than 3 gift certificates using the phone agent. Instead they said 3 forms of payment total (so 2 gift certificates and 1 credit card)
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Old Mar 7, 19, 9:11 am
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Originally Posted by mzx View Post
No go with using more than 3 gift certificates using the phone agent. Instead they said 3 forms of payment total (so 2 gift certificates and 1 credit card)
That's strange. I was able to use 8, $50 gift cards last week for booking a flight. HUCA perhaps?
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Old Mar 7, 19, 10:52 am
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Originally Posted by mzx View Post
No go with using more than 3 gift certificates using the phone agent. Instead they said 3 forms of payment total (so 2 gift certificates and 1 credit card)
You got a phone agent that doesn't know how to do it. There are plenty of data points that show that it can be done.
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Old Mar 7, 19, 11:07 am
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Bought 4 $50 GCs in 4 different purchases and all have been credited.
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Old Mar 8, 19, 7:24 am
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DP on Amex Aspire card: 5 $50 gift cards purchased on 3/5, posted 3/6 and reimbursed on 3/7.
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Old Mar 8, 19, 8:13 am
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Bought 4x$50 on Amex Biz Platinum 2/9, reimbursed 2/11
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Old Mar 8, 19, 8:39 am
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5x$50 DL GC's: 3/5/2019
Fee Reimbursement posted on 3/7/2019.
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Old Mar 9, 19, 5:17 pm
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2 eGift card transactions for 2x$50 W/ Amex Platinum on 03/09
Posted not Pending 03/11

Will update!

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Old Mar 12, 19, 1:50 pm
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eGift vs Gift Card

New to this Delta thread (I read the Wiki)

I see people posting GC and sometimes eGift. Can one get reimbursement for the physical gift cards as well, provided it's done on a desktop and it's done on $50 increments?

Thanks
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Old Mar 12, 19, 2:01 pm
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Originally Posted by julian926 View Post
....physical ....
See THIS post from November 2018.
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Old Mar 12, 19, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
See THIS post from November 2018.
Ok, cool. Looks like the physical gift cards are still working.
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Old Mar 12, 19, 4:36 pm
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Was scanning this thread for updates, so MIA's earlier statement (and challenge) regarding testing the hypothesis ($50 denomination vs larger). This is no a no sweat risk since the money amounts to a fraction of my Delta$'s per annum.....

Taking one for the team, I ordered One (1) $100 egift card, then logged back on and ordered Two (2) $50 egift cards.

Will report back....
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