Topic Wiki

Air:
Baggage fees
Fees/ taxes when booking a mileage ticket
Pet travel fees
Seat upgrade fees

Airline e-GCs: best $100 increments or smaller
  Delta-$50 increments. Don't buy on mobile site!
  Southwest
  Alaska
  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.

DDMS
https://www.dansdeals.com/credit-cards/used-2019-amex-airline-fee-credit-will-use/


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
« Last edited by justmeha on May 22, 2020, 01:57:23 AM »

Author Topic: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit  (Read 125436 times)

Offline justmeha

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: Feb 2019
  • Posts: 893
  • Total likes: 88
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #975 on: December 31, 2019, 01:33:56 PM »
Is it too late? has to be just charged or posted by the 31st?

Offline metsgiantsfan

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Dec 2015
  • Posts: 389
  • Total likes: 15
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
  • Location: NY
Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #976 on: December 31, 2019, 02:05:28 PM »
i know dan said under $100 usually works..What happens if i do a $95 gift card, should that work also?

Offline chinagel

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Mar 2014
  • Posts: 3358
  • Total likes: 227
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
  • Location: brooklyn
Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #977 on: December 31, 2019, 03:42:19 PM »
i know dan said under $100 usually works..What happens if i do a $95 gift card, should that work also?
giftcards no longer work

Offline atwnsw

  • Dansdeals Bronze Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2019
  • Posts: 39
  • Total likes: 3
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #978 on: January 01, 2020, 10:51:16 AM »
With the start of the new year, I get to choose which airline for the $200 credit.  What is recommended these days to get the credit?  SW or DL under $100?

Offline farmbochur

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2011
  • Posts: 1546
  • Total likes: 102
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 10
    • View Profile
Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #979 on: January 01, 2020, 10:53:43 AM »
With the start of the new year, I get to choose which airline for the $200 credit.  What is recommended these days to get the credit?  SW or DL under $100?
Under $100 is YMMV. Didn't work for me on DL.
Risk is opportunity

Offline Deal Guy

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 4554
  • Total likes: 36
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 9
    • View Profile
Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #980 on: January 01, 2020, 08:58:11 PM »
Partial gift card works on all airlines?

Offline farmbochur

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2011
  • Posts: 1546
  • Total likes: 102
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 10
    • View Profile
Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #981 on: January 01, 2020, 09:04:35 PM »
Partial gift card works on all airlines?
Worked for me on DL. Didn't work on AA.
Risk is opportunity

Offline db23

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Apr 2014
  • Posts: 422
  • Total likes: 2
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: United States
  • Programs: delta platinum,total rewards diamond,hilton diamond,whyndam diamond,bonvoy gold, hertz president circle
Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #982 on: January 02, 2020, 09:42:30 AM »
Worked for me on DL. Didn't work on AA.

is $100 gc sufficient and then use lets say the aspire to cover/trigger the rest ($250)?

or is there a min/max in order to get the credit?

Offline metsgiantsfan

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Dec 2015
  • Posts: 389
  • Total likes: 15
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
  • Location: NY
Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #983 on: January 03, 2020, 12:46:19 PM »
I bought a flight on dec 30th for $95 but dnt see the credit looks like they only charged me.  was i supposed to do $95 using the amex yearly travel credit and use a cc for a few dollars more? or purchasing a ticket for $95 should work? when would the credit show up?

Offline farmbochur

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2011
  • Posts: 1546
  • Total likes: 102
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 10
    • View Profile
Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #984 on: January 03, 2020, 12:53:59 PM »
I bought a flight on dec 30th for $95 but dnt see the credit looks like they only charged me.  was i supposed to do $95 using the amex yearly travel credit and use a cc for a few dollars more? or purchasing a ticket for $95 should work? when would the credit show up?
Which airline? I purchased several JetBlue tickets for $63 each on Dec 30th. Credits posted today.
Risk is opportunity

Offline kranzman

  • Dansdeals Bronze Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2010
  • Posts: 38
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #985 on: January 06, 2020, 03:47:23 PM »
Did similar transaction with WN.  Booked OW fare for less than $100.  Transaction posted.  A couple days later Amex credit posted.  Cancelled fare with funds going to WN's travelbank.  Did it twice and worked perfectly.  Only wrinkle I believe is that funds in WN travelbank can only be used by the original ticketed passenger.

What Airline is 'WN"?

Offline mochjas

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Oct 2015
  • Posts: 8165
  • Total likes: 619
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 78
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Hyatt Globalist, Hilton Diamond, Marriott Titanium Elite, AA EX PLAT, Jetblue Mosaic, Qatar Gold, United Silver
Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #986 on: January 06, 2020, 03:53:30 PM »
Did similar transaction with WN.  Booked OW fare for less than $100.  Transaction posted.  A couple days later Amex credit posted.  Cancelled fare with funds going to WN's travelbank.  Did it twice and worked perfectly.  Only wrinkle I believe is that funds in WN travelbank can only be used by the original ticketed passenger.

What Airline is 'WN"?
GIYF southwest

Offline mimb

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Mar 2015
  • Posts: 491
  • Total likes: 17
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Programs: AA, United, Delta, AMEX, CHASE UR, SPG
Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #987 on: January 07, 2020, 12:56:40 PM »
Completely my fault but I forgot about the credit until 12/31/19  :o I made a charge but it didn't post until 1/1/20 and now my 2020 credit was used up. Tried chatting with Amex but they said they can't do anything since it's all automatic. Anyone have luck with this situation before?

Offline dealtastic

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Nov 2016
  • Posts: 387
  • Total likes: 11
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: USA
Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #988 on: January 11, 2020, 05:59:43 PM »
Completely my fault but I forgot about the credit until 12/31/19  :o I made a charge but it didn't post until 1/1/20 and now my 2020 credit was used up. Tried chatting with Amex but they said they can't do anything since it's all automatic. Anyone have luck with this situation before?
The system goes by posting date (not transaction date). You might be able to get a manual goodwill adjustment based on your history with Amex, but IMHO not worth the risk to get eyes on your account when it's not even certain that your account qualifies for a goodwill credit.

Offline mimb

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Mar 2015
  • Posts: 491
  • Total likes: 17
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Programs: AA, United, Delta, AMEX, CHASE UR, SPG
Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #989 on: January 13, 2020, 09:40:01 AM »
The system goes by posting date (not transaction date). You might be able to get a manual goodwill adjustment based on your history with Amex, but IMHO not worth the risk to get eyes on your account when it's not even certain that your account qualifies for a goodwill credit.

Tried chatting with them and they offered $30 goodwill