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https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta-air-lines-skymiles/1888784-possible-use-more-than-3-gift-cards-one-booking-2.html
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1221 on: January 27, 2022, 05:20:25 PM »
Does buying United business class upgrade offered in app or online as ancillary purchase qualify for credit?

In other words purchased Main Cabin and being offered an upgrade after the booking was done and PNR issued  to E+ for $95 or J for $229.
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1222 on: February 02, 2022, 11:37:33 PM »
DP. Had the taxes on an UA award ticket reimbursed

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1223 on: February 03, 2022, 10:08:27 AM »
Booked JB flights under $99 with Amex, ended up canceling them in the 24 hour window.  I see now that I got Amex reimbursement for them anyway.  Do I need to worry the credits will be clawed back?

I'd assume it'll be clawed back

It hasn't been clawed back to far.  Wondering how long I have to wait or if I'm in the clear?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1224 on: February 03, 2022, 01:50:21 PM »
It hasn't been clawed back to far.  Wondering how long I have to wait or if I'm in the clear?
2-3 years? Thatís how long the last clawback I had took.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1225 on: February 03, 2022, 01:54:19 PM »
2-3 years? Thatís how long the last clawback I had took.

Goodness, I'd rather them just have taken it back already.  That is ridiculous.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1226 on: February 04, 2022, 10:34:57 AM »
United TravelBank $100x2
Charged on 1/9 and refunded 1/12

I did $100x2 on 1/31, it's 2/4 and I still haven't been refunded, and my benefit is not showing as used.  How long do these usually take to post?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1227 on: February 07, 2022, 12:29:14 PM »
I did $100x2 on 1/31, it's 2/4 and I still haven't been refunded, and my benefit is not showing as used.  How long do these usually take to post?

Should be posted now, is it?  Seems like they are taking close to a week as of late.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1228 on: February 07, 2022, 12:35:50 PM »
Should be posted now, is it?  Seems like they are taking close to a week as of late.

Yes! just posted today.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1229 on: February 27, 2022, 07:29:43 PM »
Big dp for Travel Bank purchases. You must wait 1 day from when selecting United as an airline before making a travel bank purchase or it will not credit. Tried and tested both ways..

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1230 on: March 06, 2022, 06:10:40 PM »
Big dp for Travel Bank purchases. You must wait 1 day from when selecting United as an airline before making a travel bank purchase or it will not credit. Tried and tested both ways..
I've charged right after a change and it worked no problem . Is this a new thing?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1232 on: May 08, 2022, 10:37:48 AM »
Amex gold United travel bank for 50 did not work, same as in 2021. Platinum went through.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1233 on: May 09, 2022, 08:45:43 AM »
Amex gold United travel bank for 50 did not work, same as in 2021. Platinum went through.

There's no airline credit on the gold anymore

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1234 on: May 09, 2022, 09:58:49 AM »
There's no airline credit on the gold anymore
OMG. I guess this belongs in the dumb mistakes thread.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1235 on: May 15, 2022, 10:34:11 AM »
Delta & JetBlue YQ on award ticket worked recently