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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1040 on: July 28, 2020, 01:44:15 PM »
What's the latest? Will a B6 flight for $99 trigger?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1041 on: July 28, 2020, 02:25:01 PM »
It was a very cheap ticket (less than $20). Just did it for fun to try it out. Waited 2 days till Amex credited the money back as an airline fee, then I hit the cancel button on my United reservation. Within minutes the voucher was in my United account
I bought last week another United ticket ~$85, and this time it was not credited back from Amex as a airline expense. Don't know why 3 weeks ago it worked for a $20 ticket, and this time for a $85 ticket did not work....

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1042 on: July 28, 2020, 03:02:45 PM »
I bought last week another United ticket ~$85, and this time it was not credited back from Amex as a airline expense. Don't know why 3 weeks ago it worked for a $20 ticket, and this time for a $85 ticket did not work....
Didn't work for me for $48 tickets, either.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1043 on: July 28, 2020, 05:15:07 PM »
I bought last week another United ticket ~$85, and this time it was not credited back from Amex as a airline expense. Don't know why 3 weeks ago it worked for a $20 ticket, and this time for a $85 ticket did not work....
Did not work for me on a $30 ticket, but until 7/31- u can try ur luck getting an etc for a legitimate charge

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1044 on: July 28, 2020, 08:24:13 PM »
Did not work for me on a $30 ticket, but until 7/31- u can try ur luck getting an etc for a legitimate charge
Problem is I already paid for what I needed, and did not get reimbursed. Next time I have to do it without being pressed for time.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1045 on: August 16, 2020, 12:25:27 PM »
United travel bank

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1046 on: August 16, 2020, 03:44:15 PM »
United travel bank

Did it but can't buy anymore, all it shows is a receipt

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1047 on: August 16, 2020, 09:53:31 PM »
My credit came through for my United travelbank promotional purchase. I hope United opens the travelbank up soon for further purchases. This would be the most convenient way to use Amex credits for those of us who don't intend to fly for awhile.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1048 on: August 23, 2020, 08:20:14 PM »
Will a JetBlue $65 ticket work? Also, if buying 4 tickets on one PNR, for a total of just over $250, will it still work considering total price is over $100?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1049 on: August 24, 2020, 01:30:02 PM »
Will a JetBlue $65 ticket work? Also, if buying 4 tickets on one PNR, for a total of just over $250, will it still work considering total price is over $100?
Yes. Yes.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1050 on: September 08, 2020, 11:39:50 AM »
If I used my $100 Gold travel credit and then upgrade the card to a Platinum, would I receive another $200 for 2020? Or only another $100?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1051 on: September 23, 2020, 09:54:01 PM »
Amex reps are claiming they're unable to change the selected airline midyear b/c I've already partially used the credit. I've never before experienced resistance with that request.
So far I'm 0/3 on HUCA's.
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1052 on: September 23, 2020, 10:06:46 PM »
Amex reps are claiming they're unable to change the selected airline midyear b/c I've already partially used the credit. I've never before experienced resistance with that request.
So far I'm 0/3 on HUCA's.
I always get resistance, even before using the credit. Did you try chatting online? Keep on pushing.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1053 on: September 23, 2020, 10:17:36 PM »
chat FTW
thanks for the tip!
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1054 on: September 23, 2020, 10:59:23 PM »
chat FTW
thanks for the tip!
Glad to hear.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1055 on: September 24, 2020, 03:44:01 PM »
If I used my $100 Gold travel credit and then upgrade the card to a Platinum, would I receive another $200 for 2020? Or only another $100?
check the Benefits section it says there how much you have left

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1056 on: November 07, 2020, 12:54:27 PM »
Is the $200 credit each calendar year or membership year?
can I still load my united bank?
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1057 on: November 09, 2020, 10:54:05 PM »
Is the $200 credit each calendar year or membership year?
can I still load my united bank?
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I think so

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1058 on: November 09, 2020, 11:09:07 PM »
Is the $200 credit each calendar year or membership year?
can I still load my united bank?
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Yes

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1059 on: November 20, 2020, 11:26:35 AM »
AA Award ticket taxes trigger the credit?