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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #840 on: May 13, 2019, 10:59:43 AM »
Do mileage ticket taxes and booking fees work for the amex travel credit?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #841 on: May 13, 2019, 01:13:37 PM »
Do mileage ticket taxes and booking fees work for the amex travel credit?
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #842 on: May 13, 2019, 03:10:50 PM »
Do mileage ticket taxes and booking fees work for the amex travel credit?
Last year I booked 2 mileage tickets on united and I had to pay the $75 close in fee. The taxes automatically got the travel credit and the fee did not. I called and argued that the $75 is a fee and should be credited. After a back and forth and escalation they credited it.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #843 on: May 13, 2019, 03:13:03 PM »
This year I chose frontier as I was planning on flying with them a couple of times. I booked a ticket a couple of weeks ago for $29 and the whole thing was credited back for the travel credit.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #844 on: May 13, 2019, 05:48:58 PM »
Do mileage ticket taxes and booking fees work for the amex travel credit?
Last year I booked 2 mileage tickets on united and I had to pay the $75 close in fee. The taxes automatically got the travel credit and the fee did not. I called and argued that the $75 is a fee and should be credited. After a back and forth and escalation they credited it.
This year I chose frontier as I was planning on flying with them a couple of times. I booked a ticket a couple of weeks ago for $29 and the whole thing was credited back for the travel credit.
I had the same with B6, its just not 100% that it'll work
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #845 on: May 16, 2019, 10:07:50 AM »
Why does Delta have to be purchased in $50's, it appears that it all comes form the same website, so why can't I purchase larger amount?
https://www.delta.com/egift/eGiftPurchase.action?icid=PROD_eGift_Launch

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #846 on: May 16, 2019, 02:17:22 PM »
Why does Delta have to be purchased in $50's, it appears that it all comes form the same website, so why can't I purchase larger amount?
https://www.delta.com/egift/eGiftPurchase.action?icid=PROD_eGift_Launch
officially it excludes all gift cards on all airlines. DP's suggest that only when done in $50 increment does it trigger the credit. possibly because it's a lower amount so it thinks it's an incidental travel fee. I don't know how they have things categorized

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #847 on: June 25, 2019, 09:51:45 AM »
Do AA 100 GC still work. Waiting 4 weeks already.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #848 on: June 30, 2019, 03:05:48 PM »
Do AA 100 GC still work. Waiting 4 weeks already.
I believe it stopped working in February. Check upthread.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #849 on: June 30, 2019, 05:40:06 PM »
Do AA 100 GC still work. Waiting 4 weeks already.
Does not work. I think only Delta in 450 and Southwest in $100 still work, anyone with more recent experience ?
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #850 on: July 01, 2019, 12:17:01 AM »
Does not work. I think only Delta in 450 and Southwest in $100 still work, anyone with more recent experience ?
$50 southwest was fine too last week.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #851 on: July 01, 2019, 12:22:08 AM »
$50 southwest was fine too last week.
Thanks, I am buying $100 Southwest now and will report.
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #852 on: July 01, 2019, 04:31:22 PM »
Thanks, I am buying $100 Southwest now and will report.
Maybe hold off, see Docs latest post. After my successful $50 tried a $100 and today is day 4 no credit.... just putting it out there.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #853 on: July 01, 2019, 08:50:38 PM »
Warning! F/T claims that many haven't received credits for s/w or dl GCs lately. Please post your experiences so we can determine if this is really over


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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #854 on: July 01, 2019, 09:51:47 PM »
Purchased one $50 DL on May 14th, credit on May 16th.

Purchased two individual $50 DL (two separate purchases) on June 26th, still waiting for credit.