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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 »
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1054 on: September 23, 2020, 10:59:23 PM »
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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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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?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1060 on: December 03, 2020, 09:40:26 PM »
I bought a $1000 ticket on united through amex travel and used points to pay for it so I would get back 35% of the points. The next day I canceled my ticket through amex travel. Amex had already deducted 100k points for the ticket, and when I canceled, they refunded the $1000 back to the card (they always first charge the ticket in money, and then credit back the money when they deduct the points the next day). So instead of refunding me the 100k points that I paid, they refunded $1000. A few weeks later they credited back 35k points (the 35% rebate for using points to buy a ticket on united.) So at the end of the day, I was credited $1000 to my amex accnt for 65k points. I wouldn't suggest doing it often. I did it because I needed to cancel the ticket, but it is an option how to cash out mr points at 1.5 cents.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1061 on: December 03, 2020, 09:47:07 PM »
I bought a $1000 ticket on united through amex travel and used points to pay for it so I would get back 35% of the points. The next day I canceled my ticket through amex travel. Amex had already deducted 100k points for the ticket, and when I canceled, they refunded the $1000 back to the card (they always first charge the ticket in money, and then credit back the money when they deduct the points the next day). So instead of refunding me the 100k points that I paid, they refunded $1000. A few weeks later they credited back 35k points (the 35% rebate for using points to buy a ticket on united.) So at the end of the day, I was credited $1000 to my amex accnt for 65k points. I wouldn't suggest doing it often. I did it because I needed to cancel the ticket, but it is an option how to cash out mr points at 1.5 cents.

Sorry if this belongs on a different thread...
good luck, they claw these back .
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1062 on: December 03, 2020, 10:01:21 PM »
good luck, they claw these back .
+1. Give it a few days.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1063 on: December 03, 2020, 10:02:18 PM »
+1. Give it a few days.
or months, but they will get to it
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1064 on: December 15, 2020, 11:50:25 AM »
Do delta gift cards work ? Also does it work for gold card airline credit fee also?