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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 AA as your airline BEFORE making a reimbursable purchase. "Please 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 10, 17, 7:28 am
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mia
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Originally Posted by Tin Phan View Post
... This is for the Gold premier reward card. I bought the 2x GC for same amount with my platinum card...
Did you also designate AA as your preferred airline for the Gold card?
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Old Jul 10, 17, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Did you also designate AA as your preferred airline for the Gold card?
Yes I did, although I only wait 10 minutes after selected AA as preferred airline to buy the GC. But I also did the same thing for the platinum card's credit so I think it would work the same
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Old Jul 10, 17, 3:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Tin Phan View Post
Yes I did, although I only wait 10 minutes after selected AA as preferred airline to buy the GC. But I also did the same thing for the platinum card's credit so I think it would work the same
It takes a few days for their system to have it in the system so it is processed automatically.

Last year I purchased a seat selection within a day of selecting AA has my preferred airline and it didn't register. Had to go thru customer service to have the manually process.
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Old Jul 15, 17, 10:05 pm
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Bought 1x $100 eGift Card on 7/12 and got reimbursed on 7/14.
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Old Jul 16, 17, 9:00 am
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Purchased two $100 AA Virtual Gift Cards in separate transactions on 7/10 and was reimbursed 7/12.
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Old Jul 19, 17, 6:32 pm
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Another DP here: Purchased two $100 eGC. Posted July 17, Credited July 19.
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Old Jul 23, 17, 8:32 pm
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Looks like 2 days is the time frame. Purchase two eGCs, $99.xx each (slightly different amounts), on 7/20, reimbursed 7/22.
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Old Jul 25, 17, 12:15 am
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7/18 Changed Airline to AA
7/19 Purchased 2x $100 gift cards
7/21 Reimbursed
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Old Jul 27, 17, 10:54 am
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(Amex Premier Rewards Gold)

7/24: Purchased $100 AA eGC
7/26: Reimbursed $100 by Amex

Thanks for the tips, everyone
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Old Aug 1, 17, 4:51 pm
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EDIT:

7/29 Purchased 4x$50 on Amex Biz Plat
7/31 Purchases posted
8/1 Showed as $200 saved in 2017 on the card's benefits tab
8/2 Reimbursed 4x$50 by Amex

Last edited by seigex; Aug 2, 17 at 6:10 pm
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Old Aug 6, 17, 1:38 pm
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As a DP, I selected AA on my personal plat, and bought gift cards, maybe 10 minutes later, so it appears no delay is needed when getting them.

8/3 Selected AA
8/3 Bought 2x$100 gift cards on aa.com
8/5 posted to Amex
8/6 reimbursed $200
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Old Aug 7, 17, 12:50 pm
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Originally Posted by cpdc1030 View Post
(Amex Premier Rewards Gold)

7/24: Purchased $100 AA eGC
7/26: Reimbursed $100 by Amex

Thanks for the tips, everyone
I upgraded PRG -> PLAT on 7/28. These were my results:

8/3: Purchased 2x $100 AA eGC
8/7: Reimbursed $200 by Amex

So good news - if you upgrade, you appear to still be eligible for the entire annual credit.
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Old Aug 9, 17, 2:04 pm
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For those who use their credit for baggage fees, the credit for self-service kiosk baggage fees are still not posting automatically and require a call in after 4 weeks to get the manual adjustment.
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Old Aug 10, 17, 8:15 am
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Originally Posted by esls79 View Post
For those who use their credit for baggage fees, the credit for self-service kiosk baggage fees are still not posting automatically and require a call in after 4 weeks to get the manual adjustment.
Can't believe Amex and AA haven't sorted this out yet.....
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Old Aug 12, 17, 3:17 pm
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Designated AA as my airline on Aug 8. Purchased 2 $100 GC's later that night. Still no reimbursement, 4 days later.
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