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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)
  • AS bag fee ($30)
  • 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
  • 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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Old Jan 11, 18, 3:24 am
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I did one on AA jan6th for $50.00, it’s finally showing on the app today.. so I guess another day or three for the
credit to show.
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Old Jan 12, 18, 8:59 am
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The $100 credit finally showed up in my app...hopefully it posts in a few days!
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Old Jan 12, 18, 10:53 am
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Originally Posted by Macosty View Post
The $100 credit finally showed up in my app...hopefully it posts in a few days!
Originally Posted by Khiaao View Post
I did one on AA jan6th for $50.00, it’s finally showing on the app today.. so I guess another day or three for the
credit to show.
Originally Posted by Livingintheair View Post
<br /><br /><em>UPDATE:</em> I charged one $50 AA eGC on 1/8 and it showed in "the meter" on 1/11. Charged another $50 AA eGC on 1/9 and it showed in the meter on 1/12. I'm still waiting for the actual credits to hit my account.
Waiting for people to update about credit being posted for 2018.

Originally Posted by FrequentFlyer9000 View Post
Anyone have a good way to liquidate AA gift cards at better than 80-85 cents on the dollar? Thanks.
Waiting to know...

Last edited by mia; Jan 12, 18 at 11:56 am Reason: Consolidate consecutive replies.
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Old Jan 14, 18, 8:44 am
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Both of my $50 credits finally hit my statement - both dated 1/13.
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Old Jan 14, 18, 10:30 am
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Mines posted on the 13th
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Old Jan 15, 18, 9:37 am
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$100 AA eGC purchased 1/2, posted 1/4, -$100 credit posted on 1/13. Strangely the usage meter still shows $0.
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Old Jan 16, 18, 12:57 pm
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Angry Bank of America® Premium Rewards® Credit Card

When I applied for the Bank of America® Premium Rewards® Credit Card in mid 2017 the airline incidental offer read

Get up to a $100 Airline Incidental Statement Credit annually for qualifying purchases such as seat upgrades, baggage fees, in-flight services, and airline lounge fees - automatically applied to your card statement
In early December 2017, I upgraded my seats for $198 and I was expecting a reimbursement of $100, but I have been reimbursed only $10. Upon calling the bofa help desk, I was told that every airline incidental expense will receive $10 up to a total of $100 per year. This means I have to incur 10 expenses above $10 each to receive the full benefit. This sounds ridiculous, does not match the CC offer description and is not in line with other CC companys' products. Has this happened to any of you guys?
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Old Jan 16, 18, 2:09 pm
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Originally Posted by harkish View Post
When I applied for the Bank of America® Premium Rewards® Credit Card in mid 2017 the airline incidental offer read



In early December 2017, I upgraded my seats for $198 and I was expecting a reimbursement of $100, but I have been reimbursed only $10. Upon calling the bofa help desk, I was told that every airline incidental expense will receive $10 up to a total of $100 per year. This means I have to incur 10 expenses above $10 each to receive the full benefit. This sounds ridiculous, does not match the CC offer description and is not in line with other CC companys' products. Has this happened to any of you guys?
You were certainly misinformed. The credit is good for $100 and can be used in a single purchase of $100 or greater or accumulated in smaller purchases up to the $100 limit. I would call back again and try another representative or ask to speak with a supervisor.
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Old Jan 16, 18, 5:59 pm
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Any experiences using the credit on UA award taxes and/or change fees?
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Old Jan 16, 18, 11:09 pm
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Originally Posted by harkish View Post
When I applied for the Bank of America® Premium Rewards® Credit Card in mid 2017 the airline incidental offer read

In early December 2017, I upgraded my seats for $198 and I was expecting a reimbursement of $100, but I have been reimbursed only $10. Upon calling the bofa help desk, I was told that every airline incidental expense will receive $10 up to a total of $100 per year. This means I have to incur 10 expenses above $10 each to receive the full benefit. This sounds ridiculous, does not match the CC offer description and is not in line with other CC companys' products. Has this happened to any of you guys?
That definitely is odd and as jnb_tx said, wrong (and does not match anyone's experience here). How did the charge post to your card? Was there a charge of $10 and then the rest post separately? Had you maybe received $90 in reimbursement earlier in the year and forgotten about it?
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Old Jan 19, 18, 12:30 pm
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Originally Posted by mile ho View Post
Western Nogales Airlines - they're pretty new
bwahahaha! So Wn gift cards work? Had anyone tried for a lounge day pass? In the terms lounge expenses are covered.
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Old Jan 19, 18, 9:28 pm
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Eligible airline list (according to rep)

Finally got around to calling about a $25 checked bag fee and a $36 in-flight food charge on Sun Country from November 2nd. I happened to have just been reimbursed for a Global Entry application fee, and it took me several times to explain to the rep that this was a separate benefit. I mentioned that the checked bag fee, paid at check-in, was explicitly mentioned in the benefits. He talked to his supervisor. When he came back he informed me that only charges from specific domestic airlines are eligible for the airline reimbursement:
  • Alaska
  • American
  • United
  • Virgin American
  • Delta
  • Frontier
  • Southwest
  • Hawaiian
  • Jet Blue
No Spirit, no Sun Country. I don't know if this is in the terms somewhere or not. It sucks but whatever... I considered this card "earn and burn" from the start. At least I got my Global Entry covered. And thanks to everyone's contributions here, looks like I can still get a $100 AA GC out of the deal. Those are great for me because I can get a one-way MSP-ORD which greatly increases the easy of my award itinerary planning.

. . . But I outright screwed the pooch on the "calendar year" part Good luck to everyone squeezing the value out of this card!
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Old Jan 30, 18, 4:04 am
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Originally Posted by ocsrubik View Post
Any data points out there/has anyone managed to get $200 incidental credit ($100 in 2017 and $100 in 2018)?

Update: I found the meter on the BOA app for 2018, showing $0, despite my incidental airline credit posting on Jan 3.

Thanks.
When did you make the purchase?
It is 1 per calender year
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Old Feb 7, 18, 1:42 pm
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Some recent data points I can add:

Southwest passenger TAXES/FEE during a Rapid Rewards award ticket booking:

1/20/18: Charged $5.60 on for me
1/20/18: Charged $5.60 for my companion
1/24/18: Card Travel Credit posted for $5.60
1/24/18: Card Travel Credit posted for $5.60 (a second credit)

2/9/18: Charged $5.60 on for me
2/9/18: Charged $5.60 for my companion
2/13/18: Card Travel Credit posted for $5.60
2/13/:18 Card Travel Credit posted for $5.60 (a second credit)

Southwest IN FLIGHT MOVIE:
1/27/18: Charged $5.00 on for me
1/31/18: Card Travel Credit posted for $5.00

Hawaiian Airlines passenger TAXES/FEE during a Hawaiian award booking:
1/27/18: Charged $5.60 on for me
1/27/18: Charged $5.60 for my wife
1/31/18: Card Travel Credit posted for $5.60
1/31/18: Card Travel Credit posted for $5.60 (a second credit)

Hawaiian Airlines SEAT SELECTION FEE during a Hawaiian award booking:
1/27/18: Charged $10.00 on for me
1/27/18: Charged $10.00 for my companion
1/31/18: Card Travel Credit posted for $10.00
1/31/18: Card Travel Credit posted for $10.00 (a second credit)

Hawaiian Airlines BAG FEES during a Hawaiian award checkin online:
2/2/18: Charged $30.00 for two bags
2/7/18: Card Travel Credit posted for $30.00

Last edited by jacisme; Feb 14, 18 at 10:05 am Reason: updating with more data points
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Old Feb 18, 18, 9:27 am
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Purchased $100 AA Gift Card on 2/12; posted on 2/14; credit posted on 2/16.

Wish I would've remembered to do it in December as well.
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