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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 17, 17, 4:49 pm
  #91  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Okinawa
Posts: 2,561
Originally Posted by Mediahound View Post
Mine just took one business day after the charge posted to be credited back.
Right, which has me scratching my head...
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Old Jan 20, 17, 7:49 pm
  #92  
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: SFO
Programs: AF-Silver, TK-Gold
Posts: 22
Registry setup & purchased 1/17th
$200 posted to account 1/19th (dated 1/17th)
$200 credit posted 1/20th
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Old Jan 21, 17, 3:01 pm
  #93  
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
Programs: Milege+, SkyMiles, AAdvantage, HHonors Diamond, Marriott Gold
Posts: 1,629
Has anyone gotten reimbursed for upgrading their seat from E+ to FC? There seemed to be some indication in the previous thread that seat upgrades were no longer credited. It also had posts saying that award accelerator charges were also no longer rimbursed. If so, I guess I'll have to go with the GR.

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Old Jan 23, 17, 2:36 am
  #94  
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 111
Originally Posted by eajusa View Post
Has anyone gotten reimbursed for upgrading their seat from E+ to FC? There seemed to be some indication in the previous thread that seat upgrades were no longer credited. It also had posts saying that award accelerator charges were also no longer rimbursed. If so, I guess I'll have to go with the GR.
I was reimbursed for a seat upgrade on Dec.26, 2016.
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Old Jan 23, 17, 3:07 pm
  #95  
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
Programs: Milege+, SkyMiles, AAdvantage, HHonors Diamond, Marriott Gold
Posts: 1,629
Originally Posted by travelbugging View Post
I was reimbursed for a seat upgrade on Dec.26, 2016.
Thank you! I will put mine through and add the data point should I also be reimbursed.
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Old Jan 23, 17, 5:13 pm
  #96  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Okinawa
Posts: 2,561
Registry setup & purchased 1/15th
$200 posted to account 1/17h (dated 1/15th)
$200 credit posted 1/18th (dated 1/17th)
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Old Jan 26, 17, 11:58 am
  #97  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: JAPAN
Programs: AS MVP Gold, UA 1K 1MM, IC PLAT AMB, HH Diamond, AVIS Pres, Hertz President's Circle
Posts: 5,516
Looked at my AMEX statement and the $ 200.00 UA charge is flagged as "REGGIO CALABRIA".
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Old Jan 27, 17, 12:27 pm
  #98  
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Washington, D.C.
Posts: 39
Anyone recently used it to upgrade Econ to Econ+ seat? Wiki said there are "reports" of it. Wondering if I bank the $$ into registry, or upgrade via my cc directly for the seat bump.
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Old Jan 27, 17, 4:00 pm
  #99  
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: BOS/MHT/PVD/BDL
Programs: Belong to Many but No Longer Loyal to Any
Posts: 686
From the WIKI: "PLEASE NOTE: When you establish a gift registry for the first time, it will take 24 hours before the funds in the registry are available to use toward payment of a flight"

FWIW funds were available in less than 24 hours for me. I set up registry around 2:00pm ET yesterday and funds were available at 5:00am this morning.
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Old Jan 28, 17, 12:33 pm
  #100  
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 103
It's been 5 business days since i gifted myself $200 with my amex plat and still no reimbursement showing up. Should I be concerned? My amex plat benefits page still shows that I haven't used any of my $200.
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Old Jan 28, 17, 1:05 pm
  #101  
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 1,079
Originally Posted by eajusa View Post
Thank you! I will put mine through and add the data point should I also be reimbursed.

Thanks in advance for your data point. I'm looking at a 20k Miles + $500 upgrade from Econ to Polaris and I'd rather burn up Amex credits instead of Ritz since the latter ones I can use for award fee copays later this year.
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Old Jan 28, 17, 5:48 pm
  #102  
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Programs: AMEX Plat
Posts: 40
Registry setup two years ago.
$200 posted on 1/24
$200 credit 1/25
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Old Jan 29, 17, 8:34 pm
  #103  
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 1
probably a dumb question, but does anyone know if AE will post the $200 credit is the charge was for more than $200?
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Old Jan 29, 17, 10:04 pm
  #104  
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SFO
Programs: SPG
Posts: 123
Another TravelBank data point here. I set up my TravelBank earlier this evening.

1/29 funded $200 with Amex Platinum Business card
1/29 funded $200 with Amex Platinum card (family member's card)

1/31 reimbursed $200 on Amex Platinum Business
1/31 reimbursed $200 on Amex Platinum

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Old Jan 31, 17, 6:44 pm
  #105  
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 2
Single Charge $100 on PRG
Single Charge $200 on Platinum

Posted 1/29
Reimbursed fully 1/30
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