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https://www.dansdeals.com/credit-cards/used-2019-amex-airline-fee-credit-will-use/
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Discussion about how to use more than 3 Delta GC on 1 ticket:
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 #1280 on: December 27, 2022, 09:30:37 AM »
It doesn't have to be a GC, credits should work as well. The point is to trigger an extra collection fee, so you charge a few dollars to a GC or Credit and then the $200 to your card.
Thanks. So wouldn't work to just charge entire cost of ticket to card and then cancel?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1281 on: December 27, 2022, 09:31:47 AM »
Thanks. So wouldn't work to just charge entire cost of ticket to card and then cancel?
No, the amex travel fee does not reimburse direct travel costs only additional collections.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1282 on: December 27, 2022, 09:43:47 AM »
No, the amex travel fee does not reimburse direct travel costs only additional collections.
Got it. Thanks for the explanation! Should it be a refundable or non refundable ticket?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1283 on: December 27, 2022, 09:53:20 AM »
Got it. Thanks for the explanation! Should it be a refundable or non refundable ticket?
I did main non-refundable, you just have to make sure when you cancel it can go to credit and doesn't refund to card

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1284 on: December 27, 2022, 09:49:51 PM »
Any reason the united tb would not work on the temporary card number more than the actual card? Don't think the card will come on time.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1285 on: January 15, 2023, 02:01:31 AM »
i swiped 100 dollars on the 9th into my united travel bank and so far i still didnt get credited any idea if its still working?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1286 on: January 23, 2023, 08:21:01 PM »
i swiped 100 dollars on the 9th into my united travel bank and so far i still didnt get credited any idea if its still working?
update?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1287 on: January 23, 2023, 08:25:47 PM »
I charged $100x2 for United TB on the 9th and was reimbursed on the 14th. Hoping your got yours too.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1288 on: January 25, 2023, 09:12:40 PM »
update?

Yups it posted on the 15th

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1289 on: March 01, 2023, 02:59:49 PM »
B6 2694.
5A-F and 70lb bags thanks to AA EXP.
Flight taxes all covered by AX PLT.
Points covered by the old VX pointsmatch.

Pity B6 doesn't have more CLE flights. Maybe that will change if the NK merger goes through.
Nice! I was wondering if the taxes and fees would be too much to trigger the credit.
I think anything under $140 works for B6, but we need more DPs.

However I wanted us to be on the same PNR, so I did $99 charges and refunded to TB and booked it that way.
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1290 on: March 05, 2023, 04:39:50 PM »
I just purchase United TB thinking I would use it to purchase a ticket for my daughter. Showing funds on my account but when I try to checkout on United.com to purchase ticket for my daughter it's not showing me the option to use travel bank!

Did I mess up? Was I supposed to purchase the TB on daughter's account?
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1291 on: March 05, 2023, 04:55:38 PM »
I just purchase United TB thinking I would use it to purchase a ticket for my daughter. Showing funds on my account but when I try to checkout on United.com to purchase ticket for my daughter it's not showing me the option to use travel bank!

Did I mess up? Was I supposed to purchase the TB on daughter's account?

No it's supposed to work, sometimes it's buggy if you call they should be able to do it, ask to waive booking fee

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1292 on: March 05, 2023, 04:58:29 PM »
No it's supposed to work, sometimes it's buggy if you call they should be able to do it, ask to waive booking fee

Any way to save the reservation online and call to complete the purchase?
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1293 on: March 05, 2023, 06:50:58 PM »
Any way to save the reservation online and call to complete the purchase?
Is it UA metal?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1294 on: March 05, 2023, 07:03:46 PM »
Is it UA metal?

Partially. That seems to be the issue. Any way around it?
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1295 on: March 05, 2023, 09:09:08 PM »
Partially. That seems to be the issue. Any way around it?
Not that I know of. Only works on UA metal.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1296 on: March 08, 2023, 10:24:11 PM »
Not that I know of. Only works on UA metal.
ETC works on close partners like LH and LX. Does TB, too?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1297 on: March 08, 2023, 10:30:55 PM »
ETC works on close partners like LH and LX. Does TB, too?
No

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1298 on: May 17, 2023, 02:21:52 AM »
If i want to use the aspir credit ($250) for UA TB, will it only work if i do it in increments of 100, 100, 50 or can i do $250 at once and it will work? I did $250 on may 9 and still no reimbursement

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1299 on: May 17, 2023, 09:42:02 AM »
If i want to use the aspir credit ($250) for UA TB, will it only work if i do it in increments of 100, 100, 50 or can i do $250 at once and it will work? I did $250 on may 9 and still no reimbursement

I think it would have been wiser to do $50 and $100 loads