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

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

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The United gift registry has been discontinued.

Reminder: you must enroll and select UA as your airline BEFORE making a reimbursable purchase. Unless you check your bags or experience change fees, United has the fewest options for reimbursement because of the codes they use for transactions.

United does not sell giftcards. As of December 2016 American Express no longer reimburses MPX transactions.

Airline Taxes on Award Tickets
Doesn't seem to work anymore; see post 179 http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/25297196-post179.html and #391
Economy Plus and First Class Upgrade Fees
As of December 2016 there were conflicting posts; one stating that an upgrade to E+ coded as an "upgrade fee" and was, therefore, not reimbursed. Others said they were reimbursed as it was coded as "preferred seat upgrade." In February 2019, three separate FTer reported receiving varying amounts of reimbursement (dependent upon which card was used for the purchase) after purchasing an E+ annual subscription. The E+ subscriptions code as "preferred seat upgrade". Upgrading from E to FC will also not be reimbursed because it codes as a passenger ticket even when done after buying the original ticket. There seems to be a distinction between seat upgrades being reimbursed, while ticket upgrades are not.
Award Accelerator
I would not risk this. The last report of being reimbursed for Award Accelerator was for $68 on October 27, 2011. Every post about Award Accelerator since has reported "No reimbursement."
Eligible incidental fees include:
  • Checked baggage fees (including overweight/oversize)
  • Itinerary change fees
  • Phone reservation fees
  • Pet flight fees
  • Seat assignment fees (E+)
  • In-flight amenity fees (beverages, food, pillows/blankets, headphones)
  • In-flight entertainment fees (excluding wireless internet because it's not charged by the airline)
  • Airport lounge day passes & annual memberships
  • Onboard WIFI
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Old Jan 5, 17, 7:09 pm
  #46  
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
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Originally Posted by SuperKirby View Post
So when I sent myself the email, this happens: "**You May Reach a Generic Screen and will need to look up your Name once again at this page. Please ensure accuracy if you have a Common Name**"

I try to look up my name but it's not there. I've done this successfully in 2014 and 2015 so my account isn't new. Any suggestions?
See my reply up-thread - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/27698011-post14.html
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Old Jan 5, 17, 7:13 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2011
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff View Post
I signed up yesterday and over 24 hours later is still isn't working. I'll give it some more time and try again. I've tried IE, Firefox, Chrome. Both link and searching turn up empty.
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Old Jan 5, 17, 8:09 pm
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Originally Posted by alexj7 View Post
I signed up yesterday and over 24 hours later is still isn't working. I'll give it some more time and try again. I've tried IE, Firefox, Chrome. Both link and searching turn up empty.
Yeah I've tried other browsers as well and logged out of UA. I'll wait a couple of days.
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Old Jan 5, 17, 8:13 pm
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff View Post
Thanks, i'll give it a couple of days.
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Old Jan 5, 17, 9:48 pm
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Originally Posted by SuperKirby View Post
Yeah I've tried other browsers as well and logged out of UA. I'll wait a couple of days.
When it did not work for me, I set a target contribution amount and this appeared to have done the trick.
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Old Jan 6, 17, 8:32 am
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Join Date: Jun 2011
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Originally Posted by vdostoi1 View Post
When it did not work for me, I set a target contribution amount and this appeared to have done the trick.
Thanks, this worked for me. I could at least find it by searching my name after setting an amount.
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Old Jan 6, 17, 8:42 am
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Join Date: Apr 2016
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Originally Posted by Soccerjoshj07 View Post
After adding money, how do you redeem? I don't see any options on checkout for Gift Registry, but assuming since I just added $ it's b/c it's within 24 hours?
Originally Posted by notquiteaff View Post


When you book a flight, as part of the payment process shows you your available Travel Bank balance and you can apply it. I think it takes a day or so after purchase for new credit to become part of the available balance.


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Thanks. To confirm to others this is indeed the way it works.
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Old Jan 6, 17, 10:55 am
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Join Date: Mar 2015
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Funded $200/$100 using my Platinum and PRG, respectively. Posted on 1/3, reimbursed 1/5.
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Old Jan 6, 17, 11:23 am
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Registry contribution $100 on 1/3, credited on PRG 1/5
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Old Jan 6, 17, 10:29 pm
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Originally Posted by vdostoi1 View Post
When it did not work for me, I set a target contribution amount and this appeared to have done the trick.
I already had a target amount, it did not work. However, I CHANGED the target amount and it worked! I was able to find myself!

I think the system just needed something to kickstart itself to bring myself to the search engine since I've had that same target amount for 3-4 years now.

Thanks!
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Old Jan 7, 17, 11:11 am
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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Both Personal Platinum and Business Platinum: Contributed to registry on 1/4, credit posted 1/7 (though shows a posting date of 1/6). $200 and $175 single payments. I had previously used one card for a $25 bag fee, hence the $175.
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Old Jan 7, 17, 11:37 am
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Join Date: Mar 2009
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Switched airline with AMEX from AA (2016) to United (2017) on 1/2

Created United registry on 1/2.

Funded $50 to account with AMEX Platinum Business on 1/4.

Credit on 1/6 (although it showed up on my account on 1/7).
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Old Jan 7, 17, 11:44 am
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Funded $100 in my UA registry with PRG Amex on 1/4.

Got charges of $100 and $1 from UA.

$100 credit from Amex on 1/7.

The $1 charge from UA still pending.

Anyone else get the $1 charge pending?
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Old Jan 7, 17, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by wco81 View Post
Funded $100 in my UA registry with PRG Amex on 1/4.

Got charges of $100 and $1 from UA.

$100 credit from Amex on 1/7.

The $1 charge from UA still pending.

Anyone else get the $1 charge pending?
I did too - I'm sure it will fall off.

When do the funds move to be available? 24 hours?
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Old Jan 7, 17, 6:39 pm
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registry credits $200 each for platinum and MB platinum posted two days after charges posted
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