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BofA Premium Rewards - What works for airline expense reimbursement?

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Successful Credits:
  • AA $50 gift card
  • AA $100 gift card
  • AA taxes and seat fees paid on award, $94.80
  • AA $11.20 taxes paid on award
  • AS drinks
  • AS award taxes ($5.60)
  • DL taxes paid on domestic award, also award from Caribbean to US
  • DL First Class buyup (prior to OLCI)
  • HA taxes
  • HA seat selection fee
  • HA bag fee
  • UA taxes paid on international award, Europe to US one-way
  • UA small fee reimbursed when paying for one-way ticket with electronic ticket certificate
  • UA WiFi subscription
  • WN $16 fee
  • WN award fee
  • WN early bird fee
  • WN in-flight movie
Unsuccessful Credits:
  • Gogo, not billed by airlines
  • WN gift card
  • AS $125 change fee, which was billed in a separate transaction from the fare increase

1/19/18 A BOA rep stated the following are eligible airlines for credits: AA, AS, UA, DL, WN, HA, B6, F9.
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Old Jul 29, 18, 3:19 pm
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Originally Posted by ShakuniMama
I was wondering if my BoA Premium Rewards Card airline credit will cover the cost of seat assignment on Etihad ?
TIA
]Nope. it only covers the following airlines:

They list the following merchant category codes as qualifying:
  • 3000, 3001, 3057, 3058, 3063, 3066, 3132, 3174, 3196 or 3256
    • 3000 – United.
    • 3001 – American Airlines.
    • 3057 – East/West Airline (Australia)
    • 3058 – Delta
    • 3063 – US Airways
    • 3066 – Southwest
    • 3132 – Frontier
    • 3174 – Jet Blue
    • 3196 – Hawaiin
    • 3256 – Alaskan
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Old Jul 29, 18, 3:24 pm
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Originally Posted by verneg View Post
I'm actually surprised there are essentially zero DL data points for GC purchases in this thread. Is this really all we know?
  • AA GCs work (in $50 and $100 denominations)
  • WN GCs do not work
Here's lot of datapoints in "Doctor of Credit" site. Site is not allowing me to post URL. But you can google "What Triggers The Bank of America Premium Rewards $100 Travel Credit?"
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Old Jul 31, 18, 10:15 am
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Just a few more data points.

AS - covers the small remaining balance of a flight purchased with travel credit (~$18).
SW - tax/fees paid after using SW points ($~5).
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Old Jul 31, 18, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by dinkoh View Post
Just a few more data points.

AS - covers the small remaining balance of a flight purchased with travel credit (~$18).
SW - tax/fees paid after using SW points ($~5).
Thanks for the data point about Alaska. I wonder what the dollar threshold is for credit to be applied.
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Old Aug 6, 18, 3:06 am
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Hi All,

Is there any chance that UA gift cards work?

Thanks,

Timo
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Old Aug 7, 18, 7:53 am
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Originally Posted by mintcilantro View Post
redeemed all my $100 credits using southwest award tickets. This was easy.
How many credits did you have? You can only get one Premium Rewards card at one time correct?
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Old Aug 7, 18, 7:59 am
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Originally Posted by mintcilantro View Post
redeemed all my $100 credits using southwest award tickets. This was easy.
By booking regular seats?
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Old Aug 7, 18, 10:16 am
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Originally Posted by Auerbach View Post
Ok, thanks. As of today still no credit and travel rewards shows no usage, but it has only been 6 days. Will keep checking.
Originally Posted by quizzer25 View Post
You should get it in 7-10 days from transaction date.
13 days ago I paid for taxes on an AA award booking but I see no reference to a bonus online. Should I only count working days or are award bookings ineligible?


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Old Aug 8, 18, 7:39 pm
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I'm having trouble getting JetBlue inflight food reimbursed. Drinks work fine because they are coded as "JETBLUE INFLIGHT". Food is coded as "Jet Blue Gate Retail". Bank of America says they will not reimburse those charges.
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Old Aug 13, 18, 12:18 pm
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Originally Posted by flew-d-coop View Post
13 days ago I paid for taxes on an AA award booking but I see no reference to a bonus online. Should I only count working days or are award bookings ineligible?

Mine is not as old as yours but 10 days now. I was going to call today but realized that I had sock drawer the card after putting the charge on it. I will call tomorrow and ask for credit.
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Old Aug 14, 18, 7:55 am
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Mine is not as old as yours but 10 days now. I was going to call today but realized that I had sock drawer the card after putting the charge on it. I will call tomorrow and ask for credit.
Did you too try to get a credit for taxes/fees on an award ticket?

I was hoping this would work itself out - didn't want to deal with customer service and the likelihood that they would want to deduct points for the transaction instead of using the incidental airline expense reimbursement.
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Old Aug 14, 18, 7:56 am
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Originally Posted by flew-d-coop View Post
Did you too try to get a credit for taxes/fees on an award ticket?

I was hoping this would work itself out - didn't want to deal with customer service and the likelihood that they would want to deduct points for the transaction instead of using the incidental airline expense reimbursement.
Yeah AA award ticket to Paris. I have no points so that won't be an issue for me.
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Old Aug 15, 18, 9:00 am
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Originally Posted by PlaneSpotter View Post
I'm having trouble getting JetBlue inflight food reimbursed. Drinks work fine because they are coded as "JETBLUE INFLIGHT". Food is coded as "Jet Blue Gate Retail". Bank of America says they will not reimburse those charges.
Seems like it's the merchant category code (MCC) that is probably the issue here, not the merchant name. What did the food show up as?

From the table above with qualifying airlines/MCC's:
  • 3174 – Jet Blue

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Old Aug 29, 18, 3:35 am
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United change fee hasn't posted

I charged $200 for a ticket change fee on United. It's only been 5 days but the $100 incidental credit has not shown up yet. Bad sign or just not enough time?

Is there a way to see if my credit has been used up? On Amex it's easy but on BofA I can't figure out how to see whether I'm done or not.
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Old Aug 29, 18, 6:50 am
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Originally Posted by huge View Post
I charged $200 for a ticket change fee on United. It's only been 5 days but the $100 incidental credit has not shown up yet. Bad sign or just not enough time?

Is there a way to see if my credit has been used up? On Amex it's easy but on BofA I can't figure out how to see whether I'm done or not.
Not enough time, it takes quite a while for the credit to appear.

There's a tracker that shows how much of the credit you have redeemed under the Rewards tab on the BoA website - click the blue "View rewards & benefits" button to get to the page with the tracker.
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