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Airline fee $250/$200/$100 reimbursement reports: AA only (2017-2019)

Airline fee $250/$200/$100 reimbursement reports: AA only (2017-2019)

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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 your airline BEFORE making a reimbursable purchase. http://www.americanexpress.com/airlinechoice -or- "Call the number on the back of your Card to select a qualifying airline."


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 Jan 17, 17, 9:16 am
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Join Date: Jun 2012
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Purchased 2x $100 AA gift card on the 14th and reimbursed on the 16th.
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Old Jan 17, 17, 10:42 am
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Purchased 1x$100 GC on 14th, reimbursed on 16th. It was a NJ purchase.

Last edited by msthegame; Jan 17, 17 at 10:45 am Reason: To add relevant info
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Old Jan 17, 17, 5:52 pm
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Purchased 2x $50 AA GC with AMEX PGR on 1/13. Transaction posted on 1/16. Reimbusred 1/17.
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Old Jan 17, 17, 6:30 pm
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Has anyone attempted to do this? AA was my selection from last year and I have not selected anything this year so it defaults to AA. I would like to get 2 $100 AA gc's again this year right now, but now that there is a 50% rebate on points for selected airline I would prefer to have that for Delta... Since Amex states you can change your airline 1x per year in January (which I have not done) I wonder if it would be possible to buy the AA cards, get the statement credits and then still change to Delta for rest of year for 50% rebate benefit???
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Old Jan 17, 17, 7:10 pm
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Purchased 1x$100 AA GC with PRG on 1/14, posted 1/16, reimbursed 1/17
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Old Jan 17, 17, 7:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Jeremyh11 View Post
..., get the statement credits and then still change to Delta for rest of year for 50% rebate benefit???
Discussion here:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...been-used.html
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Old Jan 17, 17, 7:18 pm
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Thanks Mia - thought I searched better than that, my bad

Originally Posted by mia View Post
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Old Jan 18, 17, 12:20 pm
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DP: Bought $100 AA GC on 1/12 for my SO's PRG, received credit on 1/14. Even though the credit was dated 1/14, I didn't see it posted online until 1/15 though.
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Old Jan 18, 17, 6:55 pm
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DP: $75, $75, $50 in three completely separate transactions on same day. Reimbursed two days later.
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Old Jan 19, 17, 9:04 am
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I bought $100 a week ago which has not been reimbursed. In trying to figure out the reason, I realized that my husband's card doesn't currently have an airline selected. I thought it would default from last year, but apparently it got deleted when we had a problem with the account last year (they had to cancel & reissue the card).

The bright spot in this was that last year they refunded the annual fee when they canceled the card, and were supposed to re-bill it but they never did. But now I have an extra AA card that I don't really need but will be used eventually I guess.
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Old Jan 20, 17, 8:59 am
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I just want to reiterate that NJ is not an issue in buying AA gift cards. tested one card recently

Bought one AA gift card for $100 on 01/17
Amex Reimbursed Credit on 01/20.

Confirmed today that I received PIN from AA today.
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Old Jan 20, 17, 10:43 am
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Anyone have success w/ Amex Plat (not Amex PRG)?

Originally Posted by mdj1279 View Post
Data Point - AMEX PRG

JAN 4 AMEX Airline Fee Reimbursement -$100.00
JAN 2 AA MISC SALE/ TAX/ FDALLAS TX $100.00

Last edited by longhorngirl; Jan 20, 17 at 10:45 am Reason: disregard - google solved it for me
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Old Jan 21, 17, 10:37 am
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Join Date: Oct 2015
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Purchased 2X$100 GC on 1/18 on two different plat cards (2 on each), still no reimbursement but when I check my benefits it says I have exhausted by Airline credit benefit for the year.
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Old Jan 21, 17, 11:13 pm
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Airline fee reimbursement rules

For the AMEX Platinum specifically. If I purchase AA gift cards, and I'm reimbursed as seems typical, will I still receive 5x points for the initial purchase and not reversed?
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Old Jan 22, 17, 8:57 am
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Originally Posted by msthegame View Post
Purchased 2X$100 GC on 1/18 on two different plat cards (2 on each), still no reimbursement but when I check my benefits it says I have exhausted by Airline credit benefit for the year.
Anyone know if I will be reimbursed if it shows my benefit as being exhausted?
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