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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #220 on: February 16, 2017, 05:00:35 AM »
Does PGGM still work on Delta?

Last I tried in late January, it did not work because the upgrade charge did not finalize. Went from pending to disappearing. Unless something changed...

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #221 on: February 16, 2017, 05:49:32 AM »
I bought 2 $100 AA GCs at the very end of 2016 and got credit for that.
Now I used those credits to buy two tickets that were $127 each. Amex automatically credited me 2x$27 for 2017. Interesting. I'm thinking it was the small dollar amount that made the Amex system assume it was an incidental charge and not part of basic fare.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #222 on: March 03, 2017, 09:13:34 AM »
Seat upgrades work.  Even if you cancel the flight afterward.
Charge doesn't just fall off when cancelling?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #223 on: March 03, 2017, 09:45:20 AM »
Charge doesn't just fall off when cancelling?
You'll have to wait until the charge posts, then cancel

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #224 on: March 03, 2017, 09:47:26 AM »
You'll have to wait until the charge posts, then cancel
I'm talking about Ua
But you can only cancel within 24 hours, can take a at least a day or 2 for charge to post



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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #225 on: March 03, 2017, 09:49:24 AM »
I'm talking about Ua
But you can only cancel within 24 hours, can take a at least a day or 2 for charge to post
Sorry I was talking about refundable delta

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #226 on: March 03, 2017, 11:13:13 AM »
Charge doesn't just fall off when cancelling?
no.  When you cancel within 24 hour, it still posts and refunds. and then gets the credit.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #227 on: March 07, 2017, 08:42:39 PM »
any chance a lap child international fare of ~$180 will work?
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #228 on: March 07, 2017, 09:58:48 PM »
any chance a lap child international fare of ~$180 will work?
Can't hurt to try, there have been reports of $100 flights triggering it...

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #229 on: March 07, 2017, 10:00:59 PM »
Can't hurt to try, there have been reports of $100 flights triggering it...
I guess I can refund it if it doesn't...any way to pay with MR points? Any way to use $50 delta GC's (more than 2)? I'll PUTPAC and find out I guess.
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #230 on: March 17, 2017, 01:37:21 PM »
PGGM still works with slight variances.. Need the upgrades to be on partner airlines, by me was Air France preferred. Posted as Delta charge triggered amex credit

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #231 on: March 30, 2017, 10:18:38 AM »
Random DP, added my kid as a lap child on a Delta flight for $90 and did not receive a credit.
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #232 on: March 30, 2017, 09:52:10 PM »
PGGM still works with slight variances.. Need the upgrades to be on partner airlines, by me was Air France preferred. Posted as Delta charge triggered amex credit
So I buy a refundable on Delta operated by Air France?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #233 on: March 30, 2017, 10:21:19 PM »
So I buy a refundable on Delta operated by Air France?
Same question. Are you booking through Delta.com?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #234 on: March 31, 2017, 12:04:07 PM »
Ya through delta.com. When i upgraded the upgrades were not delta comfort + but on the actual carrier and were klm preferred and air france preferred. One point tho, those charges didnt get credit automatically by delta, I called delts to reverse the charge because i cancelled the ticket

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #235 on: March 31, 2017, 12:15:45 PM »
Ya through delta.com. When i upgraded the upgrades were not delta comfort + but on the actual carrier and were klm preferred and air france preferred. One point tho, those charges didnt get credit automatically by delta, I called delts to reverse the charge because i cancelled the ticket
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #236 on: March 31, 2017, 01:22:59 PM »
Ya through delta.com. When i upgraded the upgrades were not delta comfort + but on the actual carrier and were klm preferred and air france preferred. One point tho, those charges didnt get credit automatically by delta, I called delts to reverse the charge because i cancelled the ticket
Was it a big hassle dealing with delta?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #237 on: April 02, 2017, 06:40:50 PM »
I created a gift registery with united but I don't see where you can add travel funds?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #238 on: April 02, 2017, 11:09:52 PM »
I created a gift registery with united but I don't see where you can add travel funds?
You can either search for your registry (just make sure you get the right one, as you are searching all UA registries) or you can email yourself as part of the announcement about your registry and follow the link in the email.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #239 on: April 02, 2017, 11:39:28 PM »
Did I ever tell you guys that I bought two $100 gift certificates on AA at the very end of 2016 then a week later at the beginning of 2017 I used them to pay for flights and the balance after the certificates was like $38 and Amex gave me travel credit for both apparently thinking that the $38 was for incidentals?