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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1320 on: December 07, 2023, 04:45:36 PM »
Trying again:

In order to use the amex credit for jetblue travel bank, I need to:
1. Purchase a ticket for less than $129.
2. Cancel the ticket outside of the cancelation window and save the credit to my travel bank.
Is that correct?
Additionally, would I receive a statement credit If i were to purchase a ticket under $129 outright for an upcoming trip?
I purchased one ticket for $103.90 and $93.90 one week ago. Credit has yet to post. Should I still expect a credit?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1321 on: December 07, 2023, 11:33:16 PM »
Just did it a few days. Got my credits
Got my credits today but it took over a week.
If it benefits even just one fellow DDFer, its worth posting it.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1322 on: December 22, 2023, 11:54:04 AM »
I purchased one ticket for $103.90 and $93.90 one week ago. Credit has yet to post. Should I still expect a credit?
Update?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1323 on: December 27, 2023, 09:21:46 AM »
Purchased UTB on 12/19 and has yet to post. Any recent DPs?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1324 on: December 27, 2023, 10:48:23 AM »
Purchased UTB on 12/19 and has yet to post. Any recent DPs?

Things are running slow at the moment. it's been taking around 10 days for airline credits to post


ETA: Turns out this was my 1,000 post on DDF. Nice!

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1325 on: December 27, 2023, 11:24:10 AM »
Purchased UTB on 12/19 and has yet to post. Any recent DPs?
Yes last week

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1326 on: December 27, 2023, 01:52:36 PM »

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1327 on: December 27, 2023, 02:39:14 PM »

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1328 on: December 28, 2023, 02:19:21 PM »
Purchased UTB on 12/19 and has yet to post. Any recent DPs?
Credit for the 19th posted today.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1329 on: December 28, 2023, 07:41:09 PM »
Cross posting here, since I didn't realize this (more appropriate) thread existed when I first posted:

I just did a Jetblue booking for the plat airline credit. Someone told me that you can do the full $200 at once since it splits it up by pax (ie 2 separate charges of $100 each). But I also used up old travel bank funds that were expiring and it looks like its pending on my Amex account as 1 charge (of ~$162, did a separate booking for the last bit). Is that normal, and it'll still post as 2 charges once it fully posts? Or does that indicate that the travel bank credit messed it up and I should cancel for real refund and try again as 2 bookings (considering keeping this flight if things work out)?


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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1330 on: December 30, 2023, 10:26:15 PM »
I made some utb purchases on Friday and they are still listed as pending on amex...I have a few more to make...is it too late? 

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1331 on: December 30, 2023, 10:30:41 PM »
Cross posting here, since I didn't realize this (more appropriate) thread existed when I first posted:

I just did a Jetblue booking for the plat airline credit. Someone told me that you can do the full $200 at once since it splits it up by pax (ie 2 separate charges of $100 each). But I also used up old travel bank funds that were expiring and it looks like its pending on my Amex account as 1 charge (of ~$162, did a separate booking for the last bit). Is that normal, and it'll still post as 2 charges once it fully posts? Or does that indicate that the travel bank credit messed it up and I should cancel for real refund and try again as 2 bookings (considering keeping this flight if things work out)?
It split in case anyone comes back with the same questions.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1332 on: December 30, 2023, 10:35:55 PM »
I made some utb purchases on Friday and they are still listed as pending on amex...I have a few more to make...is it too late?

Canít say for sure, but my guess would be that itís too late at this point. On the other hand, the worst case scenario is that it posts in 2024 and you just use up your 2024 credit.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1333 on: December 31, 2023, 02:21:36 AM »
Canít say for sure, but my guess would be that itís too late at this point. On the other hand, the worst case scenario is that it posts in 2024 and you just use up your 2024 credit.
Post retroactive as swipe date by me (I think same with Dell ship date). My UTB emails match my cc bill to exact date.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1334 on: January 01, 2024, 12:24:42 AM »
Post retroactive as swipe date by me (I think same with Dell ship date). My UTB emails match my cc bill to exact date.
By dell it was dependent on shipping date. I made a $200 purchase and the charge for each item depended on what date it shipped

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1335 on: January 01, 2024, 12:45:47 AM »
Looking for tip to spend delta amex travel credit

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1336 on: January 01, 2024, 01:03:03 AM »
Looking for tip to spend delta amex travel credit
When paying on top of a credit. E credit is 99 you swipe 30 for a 129 flight. Youíll get the 30. How large you can go I donít know. Iíve done around 35 all I needed the rest I did UTB

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1337 on: January 01, 2024, 07:36:16 AM »
Reminder to use up your travel credit today so you don't have to deal with it on 12/31/24
Always use an Amex, you'll thank me one day.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1338 on: January 01, 2024, 08:11:07 AM »
Reminder to use up your travel credit today so you don't have to deal with it on 12/31/24
What do you mean

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1339 on: January 01, 2024, 01:16:11 PM »
Reminder to use up your travel credit today so you don't have to deal with it on 12/31/24

What do you mean

I think he's basically telling people not to procrastinate on using their 2024 credits