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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1080 on: December 29, 2020, 07:50:05 PM »
Iíve received 3 credits in the past week for UA travel bank.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1081 on: December 29, 2020, 11:13:41 PM »
HELP, 
Of course i woke up last minute.
I have one card registered with American and one with Delta.
Any way to cash in by tomorrow if I'm not buying tickets?

Delta pay partial with a GC and rest on the CC and it should trigger the credit then you can get travel credit for the ticket to be used in the next 24 months. Try and change the American one to united (will be easier if you never used any credit with united) and buy travelbank credits on UA. NOTE: If the transaction doesn't post before end of the date dec 31 even if you charged it before it will count toward the 2021 year. 

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1082 on: December 29, 2020, 11:24:04 PM »
just for the DP -  did an AA buying miles at check in kiosk $150 (thanks @Dan wouldn't have thought of that one) and one $250 united travelbank. both successful

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1083 on: December 29, 2020, 11:29:49 PM »
just for the DP -  did an AA buying miles at check in kiosk $150 (thanks @Dan wouldn't have thought of that one) and one $250 united travelbank. both successful
What AA CHarge for miles ?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1084 on: December 30, 2020, 12:07:41 AM »
What AA CHarge for miles ?
Don't remember. I considered it free

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1085 on: December 30, 2020, 07:47:35 AM »
Don't remember. I considered it free
Opportunity cost...
Risk is opportunity

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1086 on: December 30, 2020, 12:07:39 PM »
What AA CHarge for miles ?
Just checked.. 03

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1087 on: December 31, 2020, 01:51:39 AM »
Any recent datapoints on United Travelbank?
Charged 12/9 and still waiting for the credit.

Got the credit applied manually via chat.
Not sure what happened, maybe I redeemed it too soon after making the airline change.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1088 on: December 31, 2020, 08:36:36 AM »
Got the credit applied manually via chat.
Not sure what happened, maybe I redeemed it too soon after making the airline change.
you chatted with Amex to apply the credit?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1089 on: January 04, 2021, 09:58:02 AM »
you chatted with Amex to apply the credit?

Yes -- was told initially to wait 14 days so tried after 14 days and got it right away.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1090 on: January 08, 2021, 08:02:12 AM »
DP's: Three DL charges posted 1/4

1) $58.10 ETC + $100.30 Amex charge
2) $79.20 Amex charge
3) $79.20 Amex charge

#1 triggered the credit
#2&3 have not triggered the credit (yet)
Risk is opportunity

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1091 on: January 12, 2021, 04:57:28 PM »
has anyone tried unitedcash since the new year to see if it still triggers the credit?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1092 on: January 12, 2021, 06:51:12 PM »
has anyone tried unitedcash since the new year to see if it still triggers the credit?
if you mean United TravelBank cash, then yes I did and received the credits

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1093 on: January 13, 2021, 10:22:20 AM »
has anyone tried unitedcash since the new year to see if it still triggers the credit?

Still worked for me as well. Platinum and Gold both posted in 3 days.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1094 on: January 13, 2021, 03:10:31 PM »
has anyone tried unitedcash since the new year to see if it still triggers the credit?

What do you mean by "unitedcash"?  I can't find that name anywhere on the website.  How is it different than Travel Bank?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1095 on: January 13, 2021, 04:40:16 PM »
What do you mean by "unitedcash"?  I can't find that name anywhere on the website.  How is it different than Travel Bank?
https://www.united.com/offers/travelcash

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1096 on: January 13, 2021, 11:12:49 PM »

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1097 on: January 13, 2021, 11:24:05 PM »
AA miles transfer fee does not work.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1098 on: January 17, 2021, 12:14:44 PM »
if you mean United TravelBank cash, then yes I did and received the credits
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1099 on: January 17, 2021, 12:58:47 PM »
united travel bank worked for me