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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 Jan 5, 17, 2:25 pm
  #31  
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
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Data Point - AMEX PRG

JAN 4 AMEX Airline Fee Reimbursement -$100.00
JAN 2 AA MISC SALE/ TAX/ FDALLAS TX $100.00
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Old Jan 6, 17, 1:28 am
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bought 4 x $100 (2 acct) on 1/2
credit posted 4 x $100 on 1/4
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Old Jan 6, 17, 6:47 am
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Purchased $100 on 1/3, reimbursed in full 1/5 (Amex PRG)
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Old Jan 6, 17, 8:58 am
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Originally Posted by General Klinger View Post
Are you buying electronic cards or physical? Just wondering if there's a difference when it comes to the credit being applied.
No idea if there's a difference, but everything I've purchased was virtual for simplicity's sake.
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Old Jan 6, 17, 9:19 am
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Originally Posted by milaohu View Post
I known $100 AA GC works, $200 doesn't work. How about $150?
$150 AA GC worked!
Jan5 AMEX Airline Fee Reimbursement -$100
Jan3 AA MISC SALE/ TAX/ FEE/EX BAG 4510742 - DALLAS, TX $150
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Old Jan 6, 17, 10:34 am
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Originally Posted by mamak04 View Post
Thanks... an update on the reimbursement is deeply appreciated.
I am curiosly to know as well.

I have Amex PRG and I had to cancel my AA Award flight (Reinstate my mileage back) and the fee was for $150.

I hope my $100 airline credit will cover portion of that $150.

What are some success rate on calling CS if not automatically credited?

Thanks all
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Old Jan 6, 17, 2:40 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2013
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So I got 2x $100 EGC for both myself and spouse on 1/4. No credit yet, but it's still early. But here's my problem. I really need to book a ticket today with these EGC. Any chance they will waive the 72 hour rule if I call in?

UPDATE. Well they won't or can't waive the rule. But she told me to put rez on hold and when my EGC are ready tomorrow, I can apply them to purchase. I had no idea one could hold an AA ticket. Glad I went ahead and did this bc now the ticket is showing up $50 more.

And still no AX credit. Hopefully will post tomorrow.

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Old Jan 6, 17, 3:58 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2016
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Success DP

DEC28
AA MISC SALE/ TAX/ FEE/EX BAG 4510742 - DALLAS, TX
$100.00

DEC30
AMEX Airline Fee Reimbursement
-$100.00

EDIT: Amex PRG

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Old Jan 7, 17, 10:04 am
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Data Point

PRG

JAN 4 AA MISC SALE/ TAX/ FDALLAS TX $100.00

JAN 6 AMEX Airline Fee Reimbursement -$100.00
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Old Jan 7, 17, 10:10 am
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Originally Posted by Stgermainparis View Post
So I got 2x $100 EGC for both myself and spouse on 1/4. No credit yet, but it's still early. But here's my problem. I really need to book a ticket today with these EGC. Any chance they will waive the 72 hour rule if I call in?

UPDATE. Well they won't or can't waive the rule. But she told me to put rez on hold and when my EGC are ready tomorrow, I can apply them to purchase. I had no idea one could hold an AA ticket. Glad I went ahead and did this bc now the ticket is showing up $50 more.

And still no AX credit. Hopefully will post tomorrow.

Not sure if you did this, but I just realized I did after spending 2x$100. I forgot to change my airline choice from United to American on Amex Website. So I just did that, one of my charges is still pending so I'm crossing my fingers that it counts towards the airline credit. If not I will just have $400 in credit instead of $200. Lesson learned!!
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Old Jan 7, 17, 11:12 am
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Join Date: Feb 2013
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Originally Posted by mjcohen82182 View Post
Not sure if you did this, but I just realized I did after spending 2x$100. I forgot to change my airline choice from United to American on Amex Website. So I just did that, one of my charges is still pending so I'm crossing my fingers that it counts towards the airline credit. If not I will just have $400 in credit instead of $200. Lesson learned!!
I actually logged out and logged back in after changing to AA on Amex airline choice page b/c I was so paranoid. And, in fact, my credits did post on 1/6 (but they only showed up online on 1/7...but dated 1/6). Good luck on yours working out!
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Old Jan 7, 17, 6:23 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2015
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So AA gift cards are combinable, able to use online, and dont expire.

Curious how they compare vs United Travel Bank
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Old Jan 7, 17, 7:00 pm
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Originally Posted by dbeach247 View Post
So AA gift cards are combinable, able to use online, and dont expire.

Curious how they compare vs United Travel Bank
I believe you have to have activity in the registry within 24 months to maintain an active status.
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Old Jan 7, 17, 8:26 pm
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AmEx Platinum

Bought AA Gift Card 2x$100, 1/4/17
AmEx Fee Reimbursements 2x$100, posted 1/6/17
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Old Jan 8, 17, 7:36 am
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Jan 4 - purchased 3x$100 (Plat & PRG card) and got credit on Jan 7.
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