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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1200 on: January 09, 2022, 08:28:47 AM »
Does $250 work on UA TB, or does it need to be $100 at a time only?
It works. Does not need to be in $100 increments.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1201 on: January 09, 2022, 11:33:39 AM »
It works. Does not need to be in $100 increments.
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1202 on: January 10, 2022, 05:03:19 PM »
Booking AA reward ticket to London, total taxes and fees are 209.57. Would the airline credit get credited? 

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1203 on: January 10, 2022, 05:18:06 PM »
Booking AA reward ticket to London, total taxes and fees are 209.57. Would the airline credit get credited?
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1204 on: January 11, 2022, 08:50:57 PM »
When booking a refundable JetBlue ticket, make sure it's not on a partner online. I didn't check beforehand and cannot cancel online. Had to call, click through a dozen menus and still waiting on hold 40 minutes and counting.
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1205 on: January 11, 2022, 09:03:12 PM »
When booking a refundable JetBlue ticket, make sure it's not on a partner online. I didn't check beforehand and cannot cancel online. Had to call, click through a dozen menus and still waiting on hold 40 minutes and counting.
Tried DMing on Twitter? Or SMSing?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1206 on: January 12, 2022, 02:05:13 AM »
Tried DMing on Twitter? Or SMSing?

Got through on chat after 50 minutes (1 hour on phone didn't reach anyone) and was told that it won't be refunded to travel bank, rather the tickets will stay open and I have to rebook within a year of the date I originally booked. I asked to be escalated to supervisor but I wasn't able to continue convo at that point.


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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1207 on: January 12, 2022, 05:55:00 AM »
Got through on chat after 50 minutes (1 hour on phone didn't reach anyone) and was told that it won't be refunded to travel bank, rather the tickets will stay open and I have to rebook within a year of the date I originally booked. I asked to be escalated to supervisor but I wasn't able to continue convo at that point.


I had the same experience, very frustrating.
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1208 on: January 12, 2022, 11:05:14 AM »
Got through on chat after 50 minutes (1 hour on phone didn't reach anyone) and was told that it won't be refunded to travel bank, rather the tickets will stay open and I have to rebook within a year of the date I originally booked. I asked to be escalated to supervisor but I wasn't able to continue convo at that point.


That is annoying. So this is like booking with AA direct then.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1209 on: January 14, 2022, 10:16:51 AM »
Booked JB flights under $99 with Amex, ended up canceling them in the 24 hour window.  I see now that I got Amex reimbursement for them anyway.  Do I need to worry the credits will be clawed back?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1210 on: January 14, 2022, 10:20:31 AM »
anyone else having issues purchasing United Travel cash? It just keeps saying " Payment failed - Please try again".

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1211 on: January 14, 2022, 10:31:41 AM »
anyone else having issues purchasing United Travel cash? It just keeps saying " Payment failed - Please try again".
https://www.doctorofcredit.com/united-travelbank-is-back/ apparently I'm not the only one with issues. work around worked for me

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1212 on: January 14, 2022, 02:05:23 PM »
Booked JB flights under $99 with Amex, ended up canceling them in the 24 hour window.  I see now that I got Amex reimbursement for them anyway.  Do I need to worry the credits will be clawed back?
I'd assume it'll be clawed back
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1213 on: January 14, 2022, 03:30:55 PM »
United TravelBank $100x2
Charged on 1/9 and refunded 1/12

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1214 on: January 16, 2022, 09:09:53 AM »
ticket booked with authorized user card used up my amex travel credit didn't know that was possible

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1215 on: January 16, 2022, 03:55:32 PM »
what date did you purchase?
I'm waiting for credit for 2 $98.60 flights purchased on Jan 3.
Also, just that I'm clear, if/when I choose to cancel these flights and they're deposited in my travel bank - only I can use it for 12 months?  I purposely booked a non basic flight 12 months out so that I can have travel bank for up to 2 years.
Hope I'm doing this right
I was refunded a few days ago.

1.Any reason not to wait to cancel to extend the travel bank life?

2. With both UNITED and JETBLUE can Travel Bank be used to buy tickets for other people? Any limits?

3. I have $100 United TB exp. in a couple months. any way to extend it? like booking refundable fare or something?
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1216 on: January 18, 2022, 07:36:57 PM »
Did 2 purchases of UTBC on 1/9 and got reimbursed on 1/12. I did another 2 purchases on 1/14 and got reimbursed on 1/17.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1217 on: January 19, 2022, 09:15:01 PM »
Wasn't expecting it but a $127 flight on JB triggered the credit.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #1218 on: January 25, 2022, 01:37:09 AM »
Tried 3 cards now getting this "Payment failed - Please try again."

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