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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?

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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.
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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?

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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?

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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.
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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"?

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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.

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GIYF southwest

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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?

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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.

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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

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #990 on: January 13, 2020, 09:59:57 AM »
Not sure if there is already a separate thread for this, but is the $250 Hilton Aspire airline credit subject to the same limitations as the biz plat now, or are $100 gc's still working for that?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #991 on: January 13, 2020, 10:00:42 AM »
Not sure if there is already a separate thread for this, but is the $250 Hilton Aspire airline credit subject to the same limitations as the biz plat now, or are $100 gc's still working for that?
The same. As well as the gold card.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #992 on: January 14, 2020, 02:01:41 PM »
The same. As well as the gold card.
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #993 on: January 17, 2020, 01:30:08 AM »
is southwest gc under $100 safe for credit? anyone tried recently?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #994 on: January 17, 2020, 02:19:14 AM »
is southwest gc under $100 safe for credit? anyone tried recently?
All GCs are dead

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #995 on: January 17, 2020, 09:58:46 AM »
Are there any data points for 2020 that buying a SW flight under $100 triggers the credit?


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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #996 on: January 17, 2020, 11:31:34 AM »
Are there any data points for 2020 that buying a SW flight under $100 triggers the credit?

Yep, just got credited today for a $49 OW.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #997 on: January 18, 2020, 08:50:08 PM »
Yep, just got credited today for a $49 OW.
And you can cancel the flight and still keep the credit?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #998 on: January 18, 2020, 08:52:41 PM »
And you can cancel the flight and still keep the credit?
If refunded to the original payment, it might claw back.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #999 on: January 18, 2020, 08:53:20 PM »
If refunded to the original payment, it might claw back.
Is there a way to get it refunded as a gc or travel credit?