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BofA Premium Rewards - What works for airline expense reimbursement?

Old Apr 20, 2018, 9:57 am
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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
  • AA miles purchase, $100 reimbursed on $225 purchase
  • AA first class upgrade that cost 145
  • AS drinks
  • AS award taxes ($5.60)
  • AS bag fee ($30)
  • B6 bag fee
  • B6 EMS purchase
  • B6 seat selection (from basic fare)
  • 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
  • WN $11.20 TSA fee
  • WN $39 o/w ticket
  • WN $40+ charge + travel fund for o/w ticket
  • UA $100 United TravelBank Cash (mobile site)
  • UA $100 United TravelBank Cash (desktop site) Go here to purchase: https://www.united.com/offers/travelcash

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
  • AS $25 gift card

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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BofA Premium Rewards - What works for airline expense reimbursement?

Old Jan 20, 2021, 1:08 pm
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Angry

Originally Posted by geoff325
UA Travel Bank - wasn't sure if could get to work for 2020, but oh well I said, will still count for 2021

Transaction date - 12/31/20 - $100 TB purchase
Posted date - 1/2/21
1/12/21 - still has not been credited
did the same thing, purchased on 12/31/2020, posted 1/2, still no credit, no meter move as of 1/20/2021. Does anyone know whether the transaction date count or the posting date count? Thanks!
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Old Jan 20, 2021, 1:40 pm
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1/4 - Purchased $100 AA gift card
1/6 - Charge posted
several days later - Meter moved
1/20 - $100 credit posted
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Old Jan 20, 2021, 3:32 pm
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Originally Posted by defjukie
AA is way more lax with their credit than AmEx. I can confirm that AA GC works (just posted today on my account), don't personally have experience with this card and UA TravelBank.
Originally Posted by tarheel_95
My credit finally posted today (1/20) for BOTH the global entry fee AND the two $50 AA gift cards - about three weeks after posting to credit card
Originally Posted by ebusch
My credit finally posted today as well:

1/1: Purchased $100 AA gift card
1/6: $100 charge posted
1/9: Meter updated
1/20: $100 credit posted
Originally Posted by findthebest
1/4 - Purchased $100 AA gift card
1/6 - Charge posted
several days later - Meter moved
1/20 - $100 credit posted
I just got my card so I'm new to this. How do I register my card for AA? Then where exactly do I go to buy my $100 AA GC?

Thx!
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Old Jan 20, 2021, 4:49 pm
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Originally Posted by lsquare
....go to buy my $100 AA GC?
https://giftcards.aa.com/
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Old Jan 20, 2021, 8:23 pm
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Originally Posted by lsquare
I just got my card so I'm new to this. How do I register my card for AA? Then where exactly do I go to buy my $100 AA GC?

Thx!
No need to register, that's only for AMEX cards. You can use the credit on any/multiple airlines.
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Old Jan 20, 2021, 10:50 pm
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Originally Posted by aznbmoney
No need to register, that's only for AMEX cards. You can use the credit on any/multiple airlines.
Oh? So activate my BoA card, then go and buy the AA GC and I should get a credit in the future?
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Old Jan 22, 2021, 1:12 pm
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1/8: Purchased $50 AA gift card
1/11: $50 charge posted
1/15: Meter updated
1/20: $50 credit posted
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Old Jan 22, 2021, 6:00 pm
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I'm about to book an Alaska award trip to Fiji/Sydney and the taxes for two people are $57.80 + $57.80 + $25 Partner booking fee (ugh). Anyway I was wondering if this might trigger the credit? I'd rather book the two tix together to avoid another $25 Partner booking fee, but I thought I'd ask here before doing anything. I already have so many AA gift certificates that I never use!!!!
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Old Jan 23, 2021, 10:59 am
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Originally Posted by defjukie
AA is way more lax with their credit than AmEx. I can confirm that AA GC works (just posted today on my account), don't personally have experience with this card and UA TravelBank.
Did you try to say BOA is way more lax than Amex?
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Old Jan 23, 2021, 8:26 pm
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Originally Posted by aznbmoney
No need to register, that's only for AMEX cards. You can use the credit on any/multiple airlines.
That's not quite true, IIRC. There is a few of domestic airlines that qualify for the credits. Unless things have changed recently, credit doesn't work on any foreign airlines.

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Old Jan 25, 2021, 4:04 am
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travelbank United worked, just had to wait until statement date - different than AMEX. But of course because BOA is 5 years in the past vs amex.
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Old Jan 25, 2021, 7:30 am
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Originally Posted by LAX
That's not quite true, IIRC. There is a few of domestic airlines that qualify for the credits. Unless things have changed recently, credit doesn't work on any foreign airlines.
The program rules state:
Purchases made with the following U.S. domestic airline carriers will not qualify for the Airline Incidental Statement Credit: Allegiant Air, Spirit Airlines, and Sun Country Airlines.
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Old Jan 25, 2021, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by ebusch
The program rules state:
• Purchases made with the following U.S. domestic airline carriers will not qualify for the Airline Incidental Statement Credit: Allegiant Air, Spirit Airlines, and Sun Country Airlines.
Exactly those airlines where the credit is most useful are excluded.

Last edited by randian; Jan 25, 2021 at 6:44 pm
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Old Jan 25, 2021, 6:35 pm
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Of note, the BOA Travel Rewards (no fee version of the Premium card) now considers dining under travel as an eligible expense to redeem. IMO, that makes it effectively a cash back card, meaning there's not much reason to pay for the Premium card just to be able to cash out.
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Old Jan 26, 2021, 12:06 am
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Originally Posted by kdm31091
Of note, the BOA Travel Rewards (no fee version of the Premium card) now considers dining under travel as an eligible expense to redeem. IMO, that makes it effectively a cash back card, meaning there's not much reason to pay for the Premium card just to be able to cash out.
That's only temporary, right?

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