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Airline e-GCs: best $100 increments or smaller
  Delta-$50 increments. Don't buy on mobile site!
  Southwest
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  American Airlines No longer works as of Feb 2019



Other:
MPX (mileagePlus X app )
United gift registry:
Make united your airline of choice for your platinum.
Create a united gift registry.  Create a goal for the registry.
Add funds to the registry in increments of $100 or less using your platinum card. Get reimbursed by AMEX.

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http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/101316


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 #645 on: July 23, 2018, 02:45:06 AM »
SW $100 GC's still working for credit?
Worked for me not long ago.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #646 on: July 23, 2018, 02:55:15 AM »
UA upgrades didn't work for me... (no credit)

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #647 on: July 30, 2018, 04:42:09 PM »
Any way to check if you have the credit available without asking Amex?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #648 on: July 30, 2018, 04:43:33 PM »
Any way to check if you have the credit available without asking Amex?
check online in your account by the benefits

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #649 on: July 30, 2018, 05:23:29 PM »
Yes, they still work. The cards are only able to be used 72 hrs after you buy them, you don't get the number and pin before then.

  @ mmgfarb . Just read wiki . if still correct disregard my rant below Can just pay  AA  $172 with Amex ?


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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #650 on: August 02, 2018, 12:03:26 PM »
We know in order to get the airline credit via Delta gift cards it has to be in $50 increments.

buying 5 $50 gift cards (image below) would qualify?


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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #651 on: August 02, 2018, 07:23:27 PM »
  @ mmgfarb . Just read wiki . if still correct disregard my rant below Can just pay  AA  $172 with Amex ?

  Well I had ordered a $100 AA  plastic GC 7/27  that was pending for 5 days at AMEX. Amex says AA let it drop off , it never posted and so now I am back to square one.

 Is buying 2 x $100 EGCs safer than paying the $172 for an AA award tix on Amex Plat Personal Card. Tix is on hold , and have to buy by August 7th

 Read the whole thread, and havenít seen any reports of AA Award tix fees , triggering airline credit, but lots of DPs on GCs.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #652 on: August 02, 2018, 08:22:19 PM »
I don't understand why anybody would bother with all these gift cards, United gift registry, etc , if you can just book a flight with a pet, (I do it with united) then cancel the ticket (within 24 h) and you'll still get reimbursed for the "cost" of the pet by amex.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #653 on: August 02, 2018, 10:10:06 PM »
I don't understand why anybody would bother with all these gift cards, United gift registry, etc , if you can just book a flight with a pet, (I do it with united) then cancel the ticket (within 24 h) and you'll still get reimbursed for the "cost" of the pet by amex.

Never heard of this one. Did you try this recently? Where do you add a pet at checkout?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #654 on: August 03, 2018, 12:14:25 AM »
Never heard of this one. Did you try this recently? Where do you add a pet at checkout?
The last time I did it was a few weeks ago. when you go on united.com click on "all search options", then by "travelers" look carefully you'll see an expandable option "pets in cabin"

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #655 on: August 03, 2018, 07:48:32 AM »
Never heard of this one. Did you try this recently? Where do you add a pet at checkout?
this is an old method but people had a lot of claw backs by doing it.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #656 on: August 03, 2018, 11:04:39 AM »
this is an old method but people had a lot of claw backs by doing it.
so far I did it 6 times, no issues

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #657 on: August 03, 2018, 11:06:14 AM »
so far I did it 6 times, no issues
i had clawbacks when i did this or PGGM

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #658 on: August 03, 2018, 11:20:54 AM »
i had clawbacks when i did this or PGGM
I hear, interesting. did you book with united?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #659 on: August 03, 2018, 12:50:06 PM »
  Well I had ordered a $100 AA  plastic GC 7/27  that was pending for 5 days at AMEX. Amex says AA let it drop off , it never posted and so now I am back to square one.

 Is buying 2 x $100 EGCs safer than paying the $172 for an AA award tix on Amex Plat Personal Card. Tix is on hold , and have to buy by August 7th

 Read the whole thread, and havenít seen any reports of AA Award tix fees , triggering airline credit, but lots of DPs on GCs.

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