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Make united your airline of choice for your platinum.
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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 #735 on: December 12, 2018, 04:06:47 PM »
Does it have to be 2x100 AA Egift cards or can it be one $200 card?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #736 on: December 12, 2018, 06:13:06 PM »
after reading in multiple places online that $50 increments of DELTA GC will trigger the credit i had my airline of choice set at delta and made the purchase. one was for $50 in one purchase and then three more $50 in the same purchase. all were coded on AMEX as GC and they after calling them they said its GC and we don't refund for that. i filed a return protection claim and lets see if they refund me. BUT does anyone know how i can utilize GC for this refund with any airline>???

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #737 on: December 12, 2018, 08:34:37 PM »
after reading in multiple places online that $50 increments of DELTA GC will trigger the credit i had my airline of choice set at delta and made the purchase. one was for $50 in one purchase and then three more $50 in the same purchase. all were coded on AMEX as GC and they after calling them they said its GC and we don't refund for that. i filed a return protection claim and lets see if they refund me. ???
world like to hear an update. Thanks.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #738 on: December 12, 2018, 08:46:38 PM »
BUT does anyone know how i can utilize GC for this refund with any airline>???
https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/amex-airline-fee-reimbursements-still-works/
after reading in multiple places online that $50 increments of DELTA GC will trigger the credit i had my airline of choice set at delta and made the purchase. one was for $50 in one purchase and then three more $50 in the same purchase. all were coded on AMEX as GC
Delto Physical Gift card $50 or less or E-Gift card $50 or less via desktop site.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #739 on: December 12, 2018, 09:34:08 PM »
I did it through desktop site.. and I did $50 and charge clearly shows gift card on charge and Amex
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #740 on: December 12, 2018, 09:50:40 PM »
EGC or physical by mail?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #741 on: December 12, 2018, 10:16:31 PM »
EGC

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #742 on: December 13, 2018, 01:04:09 AM »
https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/amex-airline-fee-reimbursements-still-works/Delto Physical Gift card $50 or less or E-Gift card $50 or less via desktop site.
This is an old post, things could have changed recently. Anyone tried AA gift cards in the last few days?
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #743 on: December 13, 2018, 08:05:04 AM »
This is an old post, things could have changed recently. Anyone tried AA gift cards in the last few days?
Last week I used my Hilton Aspire $250 travel credit for AA 2100 and 150, if that helps you.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #744 on: December 13, 2018, 10:23:21 AM »
Last week I used my Hilton Aspire $250 travel credit for AA 2100 and 150, if that helps you.
Ecard or physical?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #745 on: December 13, 2018, 11:51:54 AM »

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #746 on: December 13, 2018, 12:26:36 PM »
Taxes/fees on an AA award ticket do not count?
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #747 on: December 13, 2018, 01:00:18 PM »
Taxes/fees on an AA award ticket do not count?
Nope, according to multiple reports on the FT thread about this. But if you can wait 72 hours, I guess you can buy AA gift cards for whatever amount you need for taxes/fees and then use the GC to pay the taxes/fees, no?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #748 on: December 13, 2018, 01:16:08 PM »
But if you can wait 72 hours,
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #749 on: December 13, 2018, 01:39:38 PM »
Nope, according to multiple reports on the FT thread about this. But if you can wait 72 hours, I guess you can buy AA gift cards for whatever amount you need for taxes/fees and then use the GC to pay the taxes/fees, no?

AFAIK-- you can "not" use GC  to pay tax on AA-- if anyone has been successful please post