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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 Jan 26, 18, 8:41 am
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I've had the same experience others have had this year.

1/22 - Two $100 AA gift cards purchased
1/24 - Amex credit applied

Easy peasy, as always.
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Old Jan 26, 18, 11:56 am
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I recently changed an upcoming reservation on AA, using my Platinum Card. AMEX agent said they would cover the change fee (up to $200 of course) via the reimbursement. However, AA made one big charge for the entire flight change, instead of charging the fare difference and change fee separately. Will AMEX still recognize it and credit it, or will I have to call in and have them do it manually?
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Old Jan 26, 18, 12:07 pm
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Switched to AA and order online GC, but no reimbursement

HI switched to AA this year since United registry not working. Bought 2 $100 GC on the same day, and been 14 days and still have not been reimbursed.
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Old Jan 26, 18, 1:24 pm
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Originally Posted by endeavor8 View Post
HI switched to AA this year since United registry not working. Bought 2 $100 GC on the same day, and been 14 days and still have not been reimbursed.
Did you change your airline preference with AMEX for reimbursements?
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Old Jan 27, 18, 9:25 am
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I was wondering if I use the $200 in airline credit fee (2 x $100 gc) in January with AA, can I switch by January 31 to another airline to receive the 35% bonus for the remaining 11 months? Or does the credit and bonus have to be the same airline?
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Old Jan 28, 18, 8:27 am
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Switched my airline from United to American and then bought a $100 AA gift card. Will see if/when reimbursement hits before buying a second one.
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Old Jan 28, 18, 11:06 pm
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Hey everybody,

I'm thinking of switching my airline to AA. Problem is I live in NJ and i'm not sure if AA lifted it's e-gift card ban on NJ residents. Can anybody from NJ confirm that they are able to buy gift cards and get the reimbursement?
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Old Jan 29, 18, 6:57 am
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Originally Posted by jshedosky View Post
... Can anybody from NJ confirm that they are able to buy gift cards and get the reimbursement?
See HERE.
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Old Jan 30, 18, 8:19 am
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Originally Posted by jshedosky View Post
Hey everybody,

I'm thinking of switching my airline to AA. Problem is I live in NJ and i'm not sure if AA lifted it's e-gift card ban on NJ residents. Can anybody from NJ confirm that they are able to buy gift cards and get the reimbursement?
Yes. Works fine for NJ residents now.
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Old Jan 31, 18, 7:32 am
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First ever dp on Aspire?

Called Amex to designate AA (for some reason cannot do it online) on Jan 28 morning, bought $100 eGC in the evening
Credit posted Jan 30.
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Old Jan 31, 18, 8:10 am
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First ever dp on Aspire?

Called Amex to designate AA (for some reason cannot do it online) on Jan 28 morning, bought $100 eGC in the evening
Credit posted Jan 30.
Wrong thread kinda... This is for Membership Rewards / Retention offers. Might want to find an appropriate Hilton HHonors / Amex thread.
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Old Jan 31, 18, 8:23 am
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Originally Posted by Tony300S View Post
Wrong thread kinda... This is for Membership Rewards / Retention offers. Might want to find an appropriate Hilton HHonors / Amex thread.
Actually, this thread is for American Express airline fee reimbursements using American Airlines. It's definitely not a retention offer thread.

Since the Aspire is an AMEX card offering an airline fee reimbursement feature on AA, seems like an appropriate contribution to the thread.
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Old Jan 31, 18, 8:35 am
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Originally Posted by usercomments View Post
First ever dp on Aspire?

Called Amex to designate AA (for some reason cannot do it online) on Jan 28 morning, bought $100 eGC in the evening
Credit posted Jan 30.
Same here -- except I was able to select my airline of choice on the Amex website for Aspire by going into the my benefits tab.

1/27 -- selected AA
1/27 -- purchased $50 gc
1/30 -- reimbursement

I'm going to do the remaining $200 tomorrow. Will post if there are any surprises.
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Old Jan 31, 18, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by lkar View Post
Same here -- except I was able to select my airline of choice on the Amex website for Aspire by going into the my benefits tab.

1/27 -- selected AA
1/27 -- purchased $50 gc
1/30 -- reimbursement

I'm going to do the remaining $200 tomorrow. Will post if there are any surprises.
Exact same timeline for me, but I did 2x$100.
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Old Jan 31, 18, 1:09 pm
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1/24 --Purchased two separate $100 GC

1/26--Reimbursement
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