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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.

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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?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1066 on: December 16, 2020, 11:22:17 AM »
Any recent datapoints on United Travelbank?
Charged 12/9 and still waiting for the credit.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1067 on: December 16, 2020, 01:52:11 PM »
Any recent datapoints on United Travelbank?
Charged 12/9 and still waiting for the credit.

worked for me when I bought them on 12/9. Did 3 purchases, all were reimbursed

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1068 on: December 16, 2020, 02:08:43 PM »
Worked for me x 2 as well.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1069 on: December 16, 2020, 02:56:37 PM »

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1070 on: December 17, 2020, 11:07:51 PM »
What my best option using $200 B6 airline credit if actually flying not for upgrades or baggage tickets total over $200....

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1071 on: December 22, 2020, 11:31:50 AM »
What my best option using $200 B6 airline credit if actually flying not for upgrades or baggage tickets total over $200....
buy tickets for sub $99 then switch the flight to your preferred flight

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1072 on: December 23, 2020, 10:43:29 AM »
Any recent datapoints on United Travelbank?
Charged 12/9 and still waiting for the credit.
Just worked for me. Charged 12/19 credited 12/21

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1073 on: December 23, 2020, 05:35:28 PM »
Does buying dealt skymiles work?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1074 on: December 26, 2020, 11:49:44 PM »
Anyway to get the credit on delta? (any report of under $99 ticket working or other ways?)

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1075 on: December 27, 2020, 02:42:55 AM »
Just worked for me. Charged 12/19 credited 12/21
Worked for me in the last month

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1076 on: December 28, 2020, 12:43:35 AM »
Any recent datapoints on United Travelbank?
Charged 12/9 and still waiting for the credit.
Same here weird 12/7 I picked United  right b4

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1077 on: December 28, 2020, 11:55:57 PM »
can travel bank on my account be used to purchase tickets for others?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1078 on: December 29, 2020, 03:55:34 AM »
Anyway to get the credit on delta? (any report of under $99 ticket working or other ways?)
pay part of the flight with a GC (any portion in my experience) and pay the rest on your card, and it should trigger the credit

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1079 on: December 29, 2020, 07:25:43 PM »
HELP, 
Of course i woke up last minute.
I have one card registered with American and one with Delta.
Any way to cash in by tomorrow if I'm not buying tickets?