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Airline fee $250/$200/$100 reimbursement reports: AA only

Airline fee $250/$200/$100 reimbursement reports: AA only

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Reminder: you must enroll and select AA as your airline BEFORE making a reimbursable purchase. Click HERE to enroll.

Purchase cards HERE
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The American Express terms and conditions explicitly exclude gift cards from the $200 fee reimbursement benefit:
Airline tickets, upgrades, mileage points purchases, mileage points transfer fees, gift cards, duty free purchases, and award tickets are not deemed to be incidental fees.
However, there are numerous reports of successful reimbursements of gift card purchases of $100 face value or less. There are numerous reports of unsuccessful reimbursements of gift cards purchases of more than $100.


Please wait a few days (up to 14) after purchase to post in this thread if you have not received reimbursement. Remember, you are purchasing a cash equivalent!

To review AA reimbursement reports from 2011-2014, click HERE.

NOTE: Online gift cards are sent immediately but are subject to a 72-hour hold before they can be used.

American Airlines Gift Cards are easy to redeem on AA.com. If you received a plastic gift card and you're ready to redeem your gift card, be sure to gently scratch off the grey film covering the four-digit PIN # on the back of the card. If you received a virtual card you may retrieve your Card # and PIN # by clicking on the link sent to you via email.

On the payment screen, enter both the Card # and PIN # exactly as they appear on the back of the gift card. You may use up to eight gift cards at one time. If the total price of the ticket exceeds the value of your gift card(s), you may use a credit card for any remaining balance.

The gift cards can only be used to purchase tickets, nothing else. Use this link to purchase: http://www.aa.com/i18n/productsGifts/giftCard.jsp

Terms:
Gift cards are redeemable toward the initial electronic ticket purchase of air travel wholly on flights operated by American Airlines and American Eagle® carriers for itineraries sold and originating in the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. AA Gift Cards are also available for payment of air travel on any oneworld® partner codeshare flights designated in flight listings as AA*, which includes US Airways operated flights. For a complete list of American Airlines codeshare partners as well as other codeshare information, visit www.aa.com/codeshare. They cannot be used for payment of air travel on any other airline. Flights sold or originating outside the U.S., Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands or operated by other carriers are not eligible.

Gift cards are redeemable online at www.aa.com or by calling American Airlines Reservations. Gift cards cannot be redeemed at airport ticket counters or travel agents. Transactions through American Airlines Reservations are subject to an additional charge which must be paid separately by credit, debit or charge card.

Up to eight Gift Cards may be redeemed in a single transaction or purchase.

If the ticket price is greater than the value of the Gift Card(s), the difference may be paid only with a credit, debit or charge card with a billing address in the U.S., Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands. If the ticket price is less than the value of the Gift Card(s), the unused portion will remain on the gift card until it is decreased to zero, at which time the Gift Card will be deactivated.

Gift cards are redeemable toward the purchase of the base air fare and directly associated taxes, fees and charges that are collected as part of the fare calculation. Gift cards may not be used for products and/or services that are sold separately, such as upgrades; Admirals Club membership enrollments or One-Day Passes; baggage fees; pet fees; unaccompanied minor fees; oxygen fees; Preferred Seats charges; ticketing fees for transactions processed through American Airlines Reservations; taxes, fees or charges payable in connection with AAdvantage® award travel; American Airlines Vacations℠ or non-flight products and/or services sold by American Airlines.

Gift cards will not be accepted if the card number is invalid, has not been activated, or cannot be found within the American Airlines system.

General
Neither American Airlines nor US Airways Gift Cards have an expiration date nor lose their value over time.

Lost, stolen or damaged Gift Cards will not be replaced.

Customers may contact American Airlines for questions or help with their AA Gift Cards at [email protected]. Agents are also available by phone Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm (Central Time) at 800-677-9555. Customers may contact US Airways for questions or help with their US Gift Cards by calling 800-428-4322.

Gift Cards purchased from sources other than American Airlines and participating retailers may not be valid or may have less redeemable value than promised by an unauthorized seller. American Airlines is not responsible for honoring invalid gift cards or values.
American Airlines reserves the right to deactivate or reject any Gift Cards issued or procured, directly or indirectly, in connection with fraudulent actions, unless prohibited by law.



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Old Jul 10, 17, 7:28 am
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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

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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
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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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