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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 8, 19, 4:15 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2013
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Originally Posted by HPN-HRL View Post
Several $100 GCs purchased on 1/4; all credits say they posted 1/7 but if so it was very late at night.
Hmm. My credit didn't post and I made the purchase on 1/4.
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Old Jan 8, 19, 11:17 pm
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Originally Posted by dlMSP019 View Post
DP:
Gold
- purchased 2 x $50 1/2
- transactions posted 1/2
- meter went down 1/6
- credits posted 1/7

Platinum
- purchased 2 x $100 1/3
- posted 1/3
- meter went down 1/7 evening
- expecting credit tomorrow
Got the 2 x $100 credits today 1/8 morning
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Old Jan 8, 19, 11:41 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2006
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I went in and tried a $200 E-Giftcard from the link in the main post.

Platinum
- purchased 1 x $200 1/2
- posted 1/2
- meter went down 1/6
- credit posted 1/6

Doing it again now on my wife's.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 12:12 am
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Updated $100 AA on gold card. Charge cleared 1/4. Gauge indicates I have used full fee as of 1-9-19. Credit has not posted yet but I am guessing it will show tomorrow.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 7:42 am
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$250 refunded today. All set.

Originally Posted by Abidjan View Post
Have the Aspire and bought my three AA cards yesterday: $100, $100 and $50. Will post results. Was successful last year and remaining optimistic.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 9:32 am
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Bought 100 on Jan. 4 and got credit on Jan. 8, will buy another 100 today.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 7:46 pm
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Bought $100 on 1/5, meter down today 1/9. Expect credit shortly, bought another $100 today 1/9
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Old Jan 10, 19, 12:14 am
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Took the risk and bought a single $250 AA eGC on my Aspire. Posted on Jan 4 and reimbursement posted on Jan 8!
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Old Jan 10, 19, 12:46 am
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Personal Plat. $250 AA eGC. Jan 4 posted, credit posted Jan 8.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 1:54 am
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Originally Posted by narsil View Post
Took the risk and bought a single $250 AA eGC on my Aspire. Posted on Jan 4 and reimbursement posted on Jan 8!
Glad to see another positive $250 DP. You are one of at least 4 or 5 people to have received credit for a single $250 GC.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 7:08 am
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Charlotte,NC
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American Express airline credit -AA

Purchased 50 gift card on 1/5. At this point no credit at all. (1/10) I have had this card for years and done this with no problems. Reached out via chat and they said they are waiting for airline to confirm type of charge. Could take 14 days?
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Old Jan 10, 19, 8:47 am
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Why does my personal plat. only have $200 airline fee credit while some of you mentioned you have $250?
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Old Jan 10, 19, 8:54 am
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Amex Hilton Aspire (which has a $450 annual fee) offers a $250 credit. Platinum cards only get $200.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 9:01 am
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Thank you.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 9:04 am
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Join Date: Sep 2013
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Successfully got $100 credit yesterday on my Aspire card from 1/4 $100 GC purchase. Bought another $100 yesterday.
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