Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Credit, Debit and Prepaid Card Programs > American Express | Membership Rewards
Reload this Page >

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

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

    Hide Wikipost
Old Dec 27, 19, 3:52 am   -   Wikipost
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been on FT for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: UAzip
Wiki Link
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.





Print Wikipost

Old Jan 8, 17, 10:43 am
  #46  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 28,040
Bought $100 Jan 5 PRG.

Previous DPs all show only 2 days lapse between purchase and credit, even those bought on the holiday Jan 2. Not my purchase on Jan 5th.

Still waiting for the credit as of Jan 8. Hope the delay is only due to the weekend and the credit would show up Mon/Tue.
Happy is offline  
Old Jan 8, 17, 11:12 am
  #47  
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Programs: Hyatt Explorist, MLife Gold, Marriott Gold, HHonors Gold, SPG Gold, Amex Plat
Posts: 3,637
Originally Posted by Happy View Post
Bought $100 Jan 5 PRG.

Previous DPs all show only 2 days lapse between purchase and credit, even those bought on the holiday Jan 2. Not my purchase on Jan 5th.

Still waiting for the credit as of Jan 8. Hope the delay is only due to the weekend and the credit would show up Mon/Tue.
Mine didn't show up till third day, but the "posted" date was second day. I'm sure yours is coming.
Stgermainparis is offline  
Old Jan 8, 17, 12:02 pm
  #48  
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Programs: OWE
Posts: 127
AA gc bought and posted. amex personal plat

JAN 7
AMEX Airline Fee Reimbursement -$100.00
JAN 7
AMEX Airline Fee Reimbursement -$100.00

JAN 5
AA MISC SALE/ TAX/ FDALLAS TX $100.00
JAN 5
AA MISC SALE/ TAX/ FDALLAS TX $100.00
staticx813 is offline  
Old Jan 8, 17, 12:05 pm
  #49  
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Programs: OWE
Posts: 127
Originally Posted by Stgermainparis View Post
Mine didn't show up till third day, but the "posted" date was second day. I'm sure yours is coming.
same here. just saw the credit today (1/8) but it had the posted date of 1/7 - see above
staticx813 is offline  
Old Jan 8, 17, 1:01 pm
  #50  
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 29
Signed up for Plat challenge with gold status for $400 and split payment over two Amex Platinum cards. One in SO's name. Both charged on 1/5 $200 each, amex airline fee reimbursed 1/7 automatically.
The agent did say he'd need a supervisor to split the payment, but no issues once he got one.
skreemer6 is offline  
Old Jan 8, 17, 10:13 pm
  #51  
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 18
JAN 5 - Purchased $100 AA E-Gift Card
JAN 7 - Reimbursed $100 Credit
woodcmfr is offline  
Old Jan 9, 17, 9:52 am
  #52  
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: TXL
Programs: *G, AB Gold, EY Gold, Hilto Diamond, SPG Gold
Posts: 48
Seems that NJ address is no longer an issue. Haven't used the cards yet, but received number and PIN without issue.
JeannieU2 is offline  
Old Jan 9, 17, 9:55 am
  #53  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 28,040
Originally Posted by Happy View Post
Bought $100 Jan 5 PRG.

Previous DPs all show only 2 days lapse between purchase and credit, even those bought on the holiday Jan 2. Not my purchase on Jan 5th.

Still waiting for the credit as of Jan 8. Hope the delay is only due to the weekend and the credit would show up Mon/Tue.
Originally Posted by Stgermainparis View Post
Mine didn't show up till third day, but the "posted" date was second day. I'm sure yours is coming.
Indeed. It shows up this morning with the Jan 7 date. Interesting.
Happy is offline  
Old Jan 9, 17, 11:12 am
  #54  
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 3
Originally Posted by lonatic View Post
Just purchased 2x100 on separate transactions. Will notify when posted.
Credit posted 1/6/2017 ^ both gift cards purchased within hours of each other.
lonatic is offline  
Old Jan 9, 17, 11:35 am
  #55  
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 72
Data point: 2 $100 AA GCs on Jan 1. No reimbursement yet.

Some thoughts on why:
* I changed the airline just a little earlier in the day, maybe it takes some time to apply?
* I haven't spent much on the card. 2 charges for AA on Jan 1 raised a red flag.

I don't particularly mind, I've donated the GCs to a charity auction (I would have spent a similar amount on an auction item). I'll put some more spending on the card over the next few weeks and try again.
md125 is offline  
Old Jan 9, 17, 11:48 am
  #56  
mia
FlyerTalk Evangelist, Moderator: American Express, Citi, Diners Club, Signatures
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Miami & London
Programs: AA & Marriott Perpetual Platinum; HH Gold
Posts: 39,991
Originally Posted by md125 View Post
* I haven't spent much on the card. 2 charges for AA on Jan 1 raised a red flag.
I don't think this has any bearing. American Express has been reimbursing these giftcard purchases since about 2011. They know the routine.
mia is offline  
Old Jan 9, 17, 2:27 pm
  #57  
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 72
Originally Posted by mia View Post
I don't think this has any bearing. American Express has been reimbursing these giftcard purchases since about 2011. They know the routine.
That's what I assumed, yet here we are 9 days in, and I haven't gotten reimbursed. Maybe I didn't wait long enough for after changing my airline choice... I checked online and it was changed to AA before I bought the gift cards. I've been doing this for years, and never had an issue.

Last year, I switched to UA and used the MPX app, this year I went back to AA. I'll post an update if/when I get reimbursed.

In any event, I go in knowing it's a gamble, and so I get something I will use even if they don't reimburse.
md125 is offline  
Old Jan 9, 17, 2:54 pm
  #58  
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: SNA
Programs: AA gold, DL Gold, HHonors Diamond, Hyatt Explorist, IHG Plat
Posts: 328
DP ...

1/3 Changed airline from UA to AA
1/3 Purchased $100 on PRG and $100 on Plat
1/4 Purchased $100 on Plat
1/6 Transactions went from pending to posted eff 1/4
1/8 Credits posted eff 1/6
PilgrimsProgress is offline  
Old Jan 9, 17, 5:49 pm
  #59  
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: PHL
Programs: AA ExP, Marriott Amb, National EAEE, Hilton Diamond, SPG Plat, US CP (RIP)
Posts: 1,939
Originally Posted by md125 View Post
Data point: 2 $100 AA GCs on Jan 1. No reimbursement yet.

Some thoughts on why:
* I changed the airline just a little earlier in the day, maybe it takes some time to apply?
* I haven't spent much on the card. 2 charges for AA on Jan 1 raised a red flag.
Typically making $200 in GC purchases on a single business day are less likely to be reimbursed.
Segments is offline  
Old Jan 9, 17, 7:22 pm
  #60  
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: BOS/PSC - bicoastal at the moment
Programs: Hilton Diamond/IHG Platinum/DL Plutononium
Posts: 1,426
Just got a buy-up offer to First, any luck getting this reimbursed? I know I've done it with the Platinum credit on Delta before.
hi55us is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: