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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 Jul 12, 19, 2:08 pm
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Originally Posted by collin_mcclellan1 View Post
Does anyone known if infant flight fees for international flights works for the incidental credit?
I don't think we've seen data points for this yet, but even if it does not process automatically, I'd think you'd have good success requesting a manual credit, assuming the fee posts as a separate transaction.

Originally Posted by mmoncrieff View Post
What if the price of the ticket is less than $100 (ex. MIA-JAX for $58) Will the low cost airfare trigger the credit? Thanks!
Unlikely, but let us know if you experience otherwise.
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Old Jul 12, 19, 2:18 pm
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Originally Posted by collin_mcclellan1 View Post
... infant....
ONE positive report from late 2016:

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/27587312-post2789.html
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Old Jul 15, 19, 5:10 pm
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Originally Posted by StatusChallenged View Post
booked two short-haul flights, ~$140-$150 each way. Used $100 gift card for each direction and paid rest with my Amex Plat. $45 reimbursed on one flight, $40 on other doesn't show up in the counter. Bought the tickets about 20 minutes apart, so not sure why one would post over the other. Have a couple more of these in my future so hope to use the rest of my credits this way.
I did something similar with AA gift card purchase and Amex Platinum for the balance and it has been 5 days and no credit on either one. They are showing up as passenger tickets in my account, so I doubt a credit is going to come through. The one that you got reimbursed...what is that showing up under?
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Old Jul 16, 19, 6:50 pm
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Originally Posted by collin_mcclellan1 View Post
Does anyone known if infant flight fees for international flights works for the incidental credit?
Unfortunately, can confirm it does not automatically trigger and they will not manually override.
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Old Jul 22, 19, 11:31 pm
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The blog One Mile at a Time is reporting gift cards are no longer triggering AMEX credits.

https://onemileatatime.com/gift-card...e-fee-credits/
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Old Jul 23, 19, 5:12 am
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Originally Posted by triplefives View Post
The blog One Mile at a Time is reporting gift cards are no longer triggering AMEX credits.

https://onemileatatime.com/gift-card...e-fee-credits/
No offense, but welcome to five months ago. Read the wiki.
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Old Jul 23, 19, 8:29 am
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Is it possible to buy a gc at a lounge or at the ticket counter? Anyone know how those get coded?
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Old Jul 23, 19, 9:27 am
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What about meal or purchases inflight? I am travelling economy with family and may buy lunch onboard if it qualifies?
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Old Jul 23, 19, 11:03 am
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I've had success with those in the past. Haven't tried recently on AA, but those purchases are well within the T&Cs, should not be an issue. Worked for me this year with United as my airline (both food and inflight wifi).
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Old Jul 23, 19, 5:11 pm
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Originally Posted by md125 View Post
I've had success with those in the past. Haven't tried recently on AA, but those purchases are well within the T&Cs, should not be an issue. Worked for me this year with United as my airline (both food and inflight wifi).
Note that inflight wifi won't work for AA because it is billed by a third party and not AA. Inflight meals definitely work on AA.
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Old Jul 24, 19, 7:40 am
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Originally Posted by chrisny2 View Post
Note that inflight wifi won't work for AA because it is billed by a third party and not AA. Inflight meals definitely work on AA.
That's good to know. I have tons of gogo passes and just haven't used the Panasonic wifi yet, so haven't tried it. I would think that food would work though.
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Old Jul 25, 19, 11:30 pm
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Originally Posted by nk15 View Post
I also confirm the mileage multiplier as being reimbursed. You can book a ticket on AA.com with a desired mileage multiplier, cancel the ticket within 24 hours, get the ticket refund and it only keeps the mileage multiplier purchase.
why do you need to keep (or get refunded) for the mileage multiplier if you are not going to fly? Sorry, if I misunderstood your post
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Old Jul 26, 19, 2:51 pm
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Originally Posted by serge28 View Post
why do you need to keep (or get refunded) for the mileage multiplier if you are not going to fly? Sorry, if I misunderstood your post
the flight gets refunded because you are not flying it, the multiplier is not refundable, so it will be reimbursed
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Old Jul 26, 19, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by nk15 View Post

the flight gets refunded because you are not flying it, the multiplier is not refundable, so it will be reimbursed
right. Where is a gain? The purpose os the credit to get reimbursed for something you need and not for something you do not need.
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Old Jul 27, 19, 12:23 pm
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Originally Posted by serge28 View Post
right. Where is a gain? The purpose os the credit to get reimbursed for something you need and not for something you do not need.
the benefit is that, (a) if you need a few miles to top off a redemption, AND (b) you dont have a better way of spending the credit, this is an option. It is also cheaper than buying miles through the portal. The other benefit of this is that you can pick any flight you want and get the closest flight multiplier you need. So, if you just need, say 1800 miles, you can play around until you get the right flight that will give you around that in miles multiplier...

The only caveat make sure you book a flight far out and cancel within the 24 hours, but if it is within a week of the trip I think you cannot cancel so that would be an epic fail.
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