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Airline fee $200/$100 reimbursement reports: UA only (2020)

Airline fee $200/$100 reimbursement reports: UA only (2020)

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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.

The United Gift Registry had been closed, but beginning SEP 2020, United brought back Gift Registry. Start from this link: https://www.united.com/offers/travelcash .Gift Registry purchases are described as Special Service Tickets.

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 AcceleratorI 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
  • FareLock
  • 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 Sep 18, 20, 7:11 am
  #301  
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: USA
Programs: AS MVP; UA Gold; DL Gold; Marriott Titanium
Posts: 154
Thumbs up TravelBank data point

P1:
14 Sep: $100 from AMEX PLT; $100 from AMEX PLT; $100 from AMEX GOLD (three separate transaction by reloading webpage, per hack from another post)
16 Sep: credit posted

P2:
14 Sep: same
16 Sep: credit posted

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Old Sep 18, 20, 3:38 pm
  #302  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: IAD
Programs: United Mileage Plus
Posts: 27
09/15 - $200/100 (300) Travelbank purchase Plat/Gold
09/17 - $300 credit post

Glad that I can use this for the credits.
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Old Sep 18, 20, 10:19 pm
  #303  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: NY Metro
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When I log in to purchase Travel Bank funds, this offer now shows up:

Earn 5 miles per dollar on the money you add to your account through September 23

Use this offer to boost your TravelBank cash. Deposit money to your TravelBank account and earn up to 5,000 miles.

You can use TravelBank cash alone or combine it with select forms of payment when booking a United® or United Express® flight directly with us. Check your balance any time when viewing your MileagePlus account.

Submit your deposit by September 23, 2020, to take advantage of this unique offer.
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Old Sep 23, 20, 11:52 am
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Originally Posted by htwild1 View Post
09/15 - $200/100 (300) Travelbank purchase Plat/Gold
09/17 - $300 credit post

Glad that I can use this for the credits.
09/19 - $100/100 Travel Bank purchase with Plat; two separate transactions.
09/23 - $200 credit post
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Old Sep 23, 20, 2:36 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2019
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Originally Posted by PrivatePilot View Post

Earn 5 miles per dollar on the money you add to your account through September 23

Use this offer to boost your TravelBank cash. Deposit money to your TravelBank account and earn up to 5,000 miles.
Random data point - can confirm the 5 miles/$ works, and the points posted to my account very quickly (same day).
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Old Sep 24, 20, 8:48 am
  #306  
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
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Originally Posted by PrivatePilot View Post
When I log in to purchase Travel Bank funds, this offer now shows up:

Earn 5 miles per dollar on the money you add to your account through September 23

Use this offer to boost your TravelBank cash. Deposit money to your TravelBank account and earn up to 5,000 miles.

You can use TravelBank cash alone or combine it with select forms of payment when booking a United® or United Express® flight directly with us. Check your balance any time when viewing your MileagePlus account.

Submit your deposit by September 23, 2020, to take advantage of this unique offer.
9/22: Charged $100 to Amex Gold, $200 (2x$100) to Amex Aspire
9/24: Charges settled, but appear to have coded as a 'Special Service Ticket', complete with a ticket number and an itinerary to and from Chicago, with passenger name '[last name]/TRAVEL BANKCA'.
[No credit yet]

Have others who received the credit also noticed that if you click on the transaction to retrieve transaction detail from Amex you see this odd 'Special Service Ticket' / Amex acting as if the charges were for a flight? A bit worried that this may mean they've changed the way the charges code... sfo3388 ?
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Old Sep 24, 20, 10:23 am
  #307  
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Originally Posted by eab6287 View Post
....coded as a 'Special Service Ticket'
This is normal. Pretty much anything you purchase from an airline will be coded as some type of ticket, Scroll back, read posts 178 through at least 185.
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Old Sep 24, 20, 10:24 am
  #308  
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
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Originally Posted by eab6287 View Post
9/22: Charged $100 to Amex Gold, $200 (2x$100) to Amex Aspire
9/24: Charges settled, but appear to have coded as a 'Special Service Ticket', complete with a ticket number and an itinerary to and from Chicago, with passenger name '[last name]/TRAVEL BANKCA'.
[No credit yet]

Have others who received the credit also noticed that if you click on the transaction to retrieve transaction detail from Amex you see this odd 'Special Service Ticket' / Amex acting as if the charges were for a flight? A bit worried that this may mean they've changed the way the charges code... sfo3388 ?
I had one charge for $100 a month ago that looked exactly like you describe, and it was credited.

A second one on a different card this week looks the same also - meter has moved, credit not yet applied.
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Old Sep 24, 20, 1:23 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2020
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Question Coded as special service ticket

$250.00Will appear on your Sep 27 statement as UNITED AIRLINES HOUSTON TX

Card: - 31006

Flight Details

Special Service Ticket

Flight from CHICAGO O'HARE INT on September 22

CHICAGO O'HARE INTCHICAGO O'HARE INT

Idk if this trigger the credit. Previously the delta hack coded as additional collection has no problem. But now Special Service Ticket
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Old Sep 24, 20, 1:28 pm
  #310  
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Originally Posted by jcf6957 View Post
Previously the delta hack coded as additional collection has no problem. But now Special Service Ticket
Welcome to Flyertalk. Please scroll back to read posts `178 to 185.
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Old Sep 24, 20, 1:41 pm
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Welcome to Flyertalk. Please scroll back to read posts `178 to 185.
Thanks so much. Problem solved.
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Old Sep 24, 20, 1:53 pm
  #312  
 
Join Date: May 2016
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9/19 - Two $100 transactions for Amex Plat + One $100 transaction for Amex Gold; TravelBank credited instantly with 500 bonus award miles for each $100 purchase
9/22 - Meter moved in the 'Benefits' section of both cards showing that I have used all of my airline fee credit for the year
9/23 - All credits ($300 total) posted for Amex Plat + Amex Gold posted
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Old Sep 25, 20, 1:37 am
  #313  
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
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9/16: Changed a flight using a previous trip's confirmation code. New flight was $10 more than my previous trip's flight credit. I used my Gold card.

9/17: Charge posted to card.

9/19: $10 airline fee reimbursement posted.
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Old Sep 25, 20, 7:02 am
  #314  
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: NYC
Programs: UA Gold, Marriott Titanium, National EE
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9/21 - $100 AMEX Gold purchase for UA Travel Bank. (showing up as a ORD-->ORD flight) 500 UA points deposited immediately into UA Mileage Plus account.
9/23 - Meter moved in the benefits
9/24 - $100 statement credit appeared
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Old Sep 27, 20, 10:14 am
  #315  
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
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09/19 - $100 transactions for Amex Platinum and the United Travel Bank credited instantly with 500 bonus award miles for $100 purchase
09/22 - $100 Credit Posted - Meter moved in the 'Benefits' section

09/23 - another $100 transactions for Amex Platinum and the United Travel Bank credited instantly with 500 bonus award miles for $100 purchase
09/26 - $100 Credit posted for Amex Platinum - meter moved showing that I have used all of my airline fee credit for the year
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