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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 Dec 4, 18, 8:42 pm
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 1

Ordered $200 gift card on giftcards.aa.com on 30 Nov.

The charge was pending until today 4 Dec. Saw the balance of my reward for the year hit $0 on 3 Dec. The $200 charge and the Credit hit on 4 Dec.
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Old Dec 5, 18, 10:29 am
Join Date: Dec 2018
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First post.
Amex Gold. Selected AA on December 2. Purchased $100 egift on December 2. Authorization was AMERICAN AIRLINES 45107425 - 800-433-7300. $100 bonus posted today December 5.
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Old Dec 5, 18, 12:22 pm
Join Date: Dec 2018
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Originally Posted by Leox5 View Post
Hey guys, I bought a virtual gc for 100 on the 27th, still nothing on the credit, does it take longer for the aspire card?
did the credit post for you?
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Old Dec 5, 18, 12:29 pm
Join Date: Dec 2018
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Set AA as airline on 11/26 on Ameriprise and plat. got the confirmation email immediately.
Bought $100 egc on 11/27 on both Plats about 5 min apart.

11/30 credit posts on Ameriprise

Still no credit on the normal Plat.

Both are on different logins.

Charge post as below, in both cases.
AMERICAN AIRLINES 45107425 - 800-433-7300, TX$100.00

Doing business as:
American Airlines
Additional Information: 20181128 AA.COMAMERICAN AIRLINES
Reference: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Category: Travel - Airline

What is the worst case time anyone has seen the credit post?

I am afraid I am past the normal credit posting time and may have to just buy another one, not sure what to tell amex if they want to do a manual credit post.

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Old Dec 6, 18, 6:20 pm
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Originally Posted by g11 View Post

also purchased $200 AA Virtual GC on 27th and no credit yet. Amex Platinum.
still nothing
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Old Dec 6, 18, 6:23 pm
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Originally Posted by g11 View Post

still nothing
Me too. Same day
AMEX Plat 2 x 100
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Old Dec 6, 18, 7:11 pm
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i think there are bunch of us stuck with no credits from 27th

what are your plans? had this ever happened before with Amex? past DPs world be helpful here
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Old Dec 6, 18, 10:15 pm
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: ORD
Programs: AA PLT
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My $700 (2x$350) copay was reimbursed 3 days after the charge hit. Same billing information on the statement as gift cards.
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Old Dec 7, 18, 10:01 am
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: LAX/SFO
Programs: Hyatt Explorist, Hilton Diamond, Fortune Wings Club Gold
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Purchased $200 AA EGC on Dec 2. Credit posted to my account 12/5. Amex Plat.
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Old Dec 7, 18, 11:25 am
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Purchased a physical $100 to be mailed card on 12/4. Credit for $100 plus $4.95 (postage) posted 12/7.
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Old Dec 7, 18, 11:31 am
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Originally Posted by aquanine View Post
Purchased $200 AA EGC on Dec 2. Credit posted to my account 12/5. Amex Plat.
Huh, I'm still waiting on my $200 eGC purchase from 12/2. No activity on the meter yet...
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Old Dec 7, 18, 1:21 pm
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Got my card, activated it, selected AA as my airline, purchased the $200 on 12/7/2018 (showing as AA ARC)....let's see if this works.
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Old Dec 8, 18, 5:52 am
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After seeing reported success of reimbursement for $200, I took the chance... IT WORKED!

Purchased $200 eGC on AmEx platinum on 12/5. Purchase posted 12/7. This morning, the meter shows I've used "all of my $200 Airline Fee Credit for this year." Waiting on reimbursement!

Did nothing special. The $200 charge posted same as the $50 charge I tested earlier with the Hilton Aspire card (type: miscellaneous tax(s), fee(s)). If you want to see how they code the charge, you have to click the "view all activity" link in the Account Activity section of the main page. That second page will give you details for how the charge is coded.
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Old Dec 9, 18, 10:14 am
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Bought a single $200 eGC w/ personal Amex Platinum. Meter went to zero on Dec 7. Credit posted Dec 9
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Old Dec 10, 18, 9:21 pm
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How do I see the wiki? I remember it used to show before but I cant figure out how to open it up.

Basically, I want to buy an e-giftcard like you all are doing. Is it straight from AA.com?
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