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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #880 on: August 12, 2019, 04:42:22 PM »
Well now that GC's are dead:

Selling $500 of Amex Plat Credits for 70%, Please PM

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #881 on: August 13, 2019, 11:20:39 AM »
If JB flights under $100 are being reimbursed, (correct me if they are not please) can I some how get a refunded flight within 24 hours to go to travel credit and not back to the credit card? Is that a current workaround for using the airline credit and yet getting the equivalent of a gift card? 
Update: I booked one of the 53.90 on sale fares from 2 random airports. I missed the 24 hour cut off time due to Batlonus and different time zones... But, I called and asked that they refund me.. First she said no because it was passed 24 hours, when I asked at least for Jetblue Bank. She said that as a courtesy she would provide me that. Three days later my 53.90 flight was reimbursed as Airline Credit. - Platinum Business Card.

Moral: This may be a sort of work around. But I didn't  try out how to cancel within 24 hours and put into my Jetblue Bank.

Would love to hear from someone else of their experience.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #882 on: August 14, 2019, 03:47:31 AM »
Update: I booked one of the 53.90 on sale fares from 2 random airports. I missed the 24 hour cut off time due to Batlonus and different time zones... But, I called and asked that they refund me.. First she said no because it was passed 24 hours, when I asked at least for Jetblue Bank. She said that as a courtesy she would provide me that. Three days later my 53.90 flight was reimbursed as Airline Credit. - Platinum Business Card.

Moral: This may be a sort of work around. But I didn't  try out how to cancel within 24 hours and put into my Jetblue Bank.

Would love to hear from someone else of their experience.
I found a few $50+- flights on Southwest, any workaround to get this to work on Southwest?
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #883 on: August 15, 2019, 12:55:46 PM »
Well now that GC's are dead:

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #884 on: August 19, 2019, 11:00:31 PM »
Well now that GC's are dead:

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #885 on: August 29, 2019, 08:22:49 AM »
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Had used $29 for a delta lounge acces since I wasn't planning on using delta again until next year and I have a aa flight coming up I did know I dont stand a chance in getting the airline switched once I used part of it.
I did try now and the csr did tell me that if I used $1 it wont switch however for some odd reason she checked and said I didn't use yet any of the credit and was able to switch the airline selection!
Just double checked my remaining amount is still $171.
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #886 on: August 30, 2019, 02:02:39 AM »
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Had used $29 for a delta lounge acces since I wasn't planning on using delta again until next year and I have a aa flight coming up I did know I dont stand a chance in getting the airline switched once I used part of it.
I did try now and the csr did tell me that if I used $1 it wont switch however for some odd reason she checked and said I didn't use yet any of the credit and was able to switch the airline selection!
Just double checked my remaining amount is still $171.
I've switched multiple times after using part of my credit. Never had an issue.
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #887 on: September 03, 2019, 01:14:30 PM »
Just booked a flight in Economy on Delta. If I use my AMEX Platinum to pay for an upgrade to Delta Comfort or First Class, will that trigger the credit?

Thanks you in advance!

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #888 on: September 03, 2019, 01:24:48 PM »
Just booked a flight in Economy on Delta. If I use my AMEX Platinum to pay for an upgrade to Delta Comfort or First Class, will that trigger the credit?

Thanks you in advance!
Sure. That is for what its made for.
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 #889 on: September 03, 2019, 02:24:37 PM »
Do delta egift cards still work from desktop site?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #890 on: September 03, 2019, 02:48:11 PM »
Sure. That is for what its made for.

Thank you!

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #891 on: September 03, 2019, 02:53:25 PM »
Do delta egift cards still work from desktop site?
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #892 on: September 03, 2019, 08:26:14 PM »
No
So gift cards from all airlines do not work any more? Anything works? Other than upgrades etc
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #893 on: September 03, 2019, 09:18:02 PM »
So gift cards from all airlines do not work any more? Anything works? Other than upgrades etc
Book cheap jetblue and call within 24 hrs to have it refunded to travel bank.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #894 on: September 03, 2019, 11:58:10 PM »
Book cheap jetblue and call within 24 hrs to have it refunded to travel bank.
Just got amex ban added to chase and citi ban.
Only thing left to ban me is DDF.

Makes perfect sense

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #895 on: September 04, 2019, 12:46:28 AM »
Book cheap jetblue and call within 24 hrs to have it refunded to travel bank.
Online doesn't work? Iirc, you can choose when canceling online where to refund to.
Just got amex ban added to chase and citi ban.
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Makes perfect sense
How would they know that JetBlue refunded the money?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #896 on: September 04, 2019, 12:52:58 AM »
Do you have a DP saying amex doesn't know.???..
All I know is ppl are getting shut down from amex!

Use the credit as intended or you'll end up like others BANNED!

(Side note if you cant utilize the credit yourself then sell it for upgrades or cancellations fees, lounge acces etc for 50-60%)

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #897 on: September 04, 2019, 01:35:30 AM »
Do you have a DP saying amex doesn't know.???..
All I know is ppl are getting shut down from amex!

Use the credit as intended or you'll end up like others BANNED!

(Side note if you cant utilize the credit yourself then sell it for upgrades or cancellations fees, lounge acces etc for 50-60%)
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #898 on: September 04, 2019, 07:47:11 AM »
Do you have a DP saying amex doesn't know.???..
All I know is ppl are getting shut down from amex!

Use the credit as intended or you'll end up like others BANNED!

Ridiculous. Amex has no clue if you refunded it to travel bank. Besides, I've never done this myself, so your theory doesn't hold water.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #899 on: September 04, 2019, 01:47:57 PM »
Just booked a flight in Economy on Delta. If I use my AMEX Platinum to pay for an upgrade to Delta Comfort or First Class, will that trigger the credit?

Thanks you in advance!
Sure. That is for what its made for.
Are you sure? For some reason I don't think it codes correctly with DL, Because it has to code as incidental charges, not specifically for upgrades. Only the Ritz is specifically for Upgrades CMIIW.