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

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

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CAUTION: In February 2019, American Airlines changed the coding of gift card transactions. Although there are a few successful data points since, in general, Gift Card purchases are now explicitly identified, and no longer reimbursed by American Express.

Reminder: you must enroll and select AA as your airline BEFORE making a reimbursable purchase. Click HERE to enroll.


Data Points on automatically reimbursed incidentals since 2017:

Admirals Club Memberships: Admirals Club Passes: Admirals Club Food/Drinks: Award Cancellation Fee*: Award Taxes/Fees: Baggage*: Change Fee*: Close-In Ticket Fee*: Elite 500-mile Stickers: Elite Challenges: External Reservation Fee: Five Star Service: Infant Fees: MCE/Seat Selection: Mileage Multipler: Pet Fee*: Same Day Flight Change: Upfares: Upgrades:
Wifi is provided by one of three third-party providers and is thus not eligible for the incidental credit.

* For items not automatically reimbursed but which are not excluded by Amex, you can try and request manual reimbursement from American Express; however, you may need to wait 14-28 days first.

To review AA reimbursement reports from 2011-2016 as well as information on gift cards, click HERE.
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Old Feb 25, 19, 4:33 pm
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Originally Posted by kgkg View Post
Can AA reward fees and reward cancellation fees be reimbursed by AMEX?
I have this question too
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Old Feb 25, 19, 5:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Red259 View Post
I looked at the wiki but just to be clear when it comes to resort credit and you talking about the right rate all you mean is booking directly with hotel and avoiding advance rates at us domestic properties correct? Want to make sure I didn't mess up my recent booking.
It has to be one of the 226 resort hotels for the hilton aspire credit. Click below and scroll down
https://www3.hilton.com/en/resorts/index.html
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Old Feb 26, 19, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by tommy14 View Post
Hahaha, this was remaining balance paid with AMEX after applying AA GCs to airfare purchase
i wonder what the amount limit would be to trigger the credit?

I have $100 gc and we are thinking about going to LAS in April. We will be buying 3-4 tickets but I wonder if I should try to get the $200 amount to be triggered and credited on Plat?
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Old Feb 26, 19, 10:47 pm
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Assuming you don't actually incur any fees, what is the consensus on best way to redeem the $200 Amex credit now that gift card no longer works. And don't say switch to xxx airlines... that's too easy

Stockpile 500 mile upgrades (which never clears)?
Buy day pass to AAdmiral Club for strangers you meet on the DFW air train?
Buy AA miles (which you cannot redeem because there is never award inventory when and where you want to go)?
Change your ticket just for fun (mess with AA revenue yield management for free)?
Buy drinks on board for the poor guy/gal stuck in the last row middle seat of 738 MAX?
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Old Feb 26, 19, 11:17 pm
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Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
Assuming you don't actually incur any fees, what is the consensus on best way to redeem the $200 Amex credit now that gift card no longer works. And don't say switch to xxx airlines... that's too easy

Stockpile 500 mile upgrades (which never clears)?
Buy day pass to AAdmiral Club for strangers you meet on the DFW air train?
Buy AA miles (which you cannot redeem because there is never award inventory when and where you want to go)?
Change your ticket just for fun (mess with AA revenue yield management for free)?
Buy drinks on board for the poor guy/gal stuck in the last row middle seat of 738 MAX?
I thought you could not buy AA miles and use the airline credit?
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Old Feb 27, 19, 8:25 am
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Originally Posted by Red259 View Post
I thought you could not buy AA miles and use the airline credit?
It could work because AA does not outsource mileage purchases to a third party. The problem is that buying miles is only cost effective if you buy a large amount, because that is the way AA structures their promotions. A large purchase is less likely to be mistaken for a fee.

This works:

https://www.aa.com/i18n/aadvantage-p...multiplier.jsp
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Old Feb 27, 19, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by wj2005 View Post


i wonder what the amount limit would be to trigger the credit?

I have $100 gc and we are thinking about going to LAS in April. We will be buying 3-4 tickets but I wonder if I should try to get the $200 amount to be triggered and credited on Plat?
I was thinking the same thing. If you pay $100 with a gift card and have a $200 balance I wonder if you could claim the credit this way. No real cost to trying this if you are buying the ticket anyway.
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Old Feb 27, 19, 3:28 pm
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Originally Posted by UAX_Brasilia View Post
I have this question too
It looks like AA taxes on award tickets are not reimbursable. I have purchased 3 awards on Feb 16 for $5.60 each. All posted as
Category: Travel - Airline
with flight details and ticket numbers.
I assume agent
booking fees at the counter and over the phone and also award reinstatement fees are reimbursable but this service is free for EXP - cannot check that!
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Old Feb 28, 19, 6:12 am
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Here is a summary of which ones still give the credit. Also, The bank of America premier rewards still works with AA:Airline

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Old Feb 28, 19, 9:05 am
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Originally Posted by Alex_I View Post
It looks like AA taxes on award tickets are not reimbursable. I have purchased 3 awards on Feb 16 for $5.60 each. All posted as
Category: Travel - Airline
with flight details and ticket numbers.
I assume agent
booking fees at the counter and over the phone and also award reinstatement fees are reimbursable but this service is free for EXP - cannot check that!
Are there any other DP on this? I've seen now both ways. I have $52 in award fees to book today, and as I have $150 left in Amex I'd rather use it, but if it won't work I'll just use my City National since they for sure reimburse it.
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Old Mar 1, 19, 1:13 pm
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Originally Posted by smith80678 View Post

Here is a summary of which ones still give the credit. Also, The bank of America premier rewards still works with AA:Airline
It seems to me the easiest thing for most Plat cardholders to do is switch from AA to Delta or Southwest and get gift cards with one of those airlines. At least one report above on a customer service agent willing to make the switch even though it's past the January deadline for that. The gift cards don't expire, so the cardholder or someone close to them is sure to use them at some point.
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Old Mar 1, 19, 2:44 pm
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Originally Posted by yoshapman View Post
Are there any other DP on this? I've seen now both ways. I have $52 in award fees to book today, and as I have $150 left in Amex I'd rather use it, but if it won't work I'll just use my City National since they for sure reimburse it.
Book an award ticket about two weeks ago. Taxes and fees NO credited.
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Old Mar 2, 19, 8:44 am
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Cancelled my Amex Platinum Business Card. Ridiculous new price ($595). No more GC's. What am I paying for? There are a couple of things I'll miss, but not worth the hike in fees. Who are they kidding?
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Old Mar 2, 19, 8:49 am
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Cancelled my Amex Platinum Business Card. Ridiculous new price ($595). No more GC's. What am I paying for? There are a couple of things I'll miss, but not worth the hike in fees. Who are they kidding?
Obviously everyone needs to do the math for their own situation. For me there is still enough value to stay.
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Old Mar 2, 19, 10:35 am
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Cancelled my Amex Platinum Business Card. Ridiculous new price ($595). No more GC's. What am I paying for? There are a couple of things I'll miss, but not worth the hike in fees. Who are they kidding?
Still GCs on Delta and Southwest.
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