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Amex Airline Credit. How to use the rest of it.

Regular Contributor

Re: Amex Airline Credit. How to use the rest of it.

The transaction for my AA gift cards were posted on the 20th of last month. Amex reimbursed me on the 22nd





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Message 11 of 18
Regular Contributor

Re: Amex Airline Credit. How to use the rest of it.

What about a $25 remaining benefit? I have $25 left on my Business Plat Card, which is set to Delta for 2017. If I buy a $50 card, will that trigger the $25 credit? I have never done a partial before.... 

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Message 12 of 18
New Contributor

Re: Amex Airline Credit. How to use the rest of it.

According to amex’s Own terms. Yes it will.
But that’s only if they give you credit for the gift card purchase.
FICO 8 Scores as of 11/29/2017
TU - 669
EX-657
EQ- 667

Cards:
Amex Delta - 2K
Amex PRG
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BoA Travel Rewards 6k
US bank Flexperks 4K
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Cap 1 Secured - $200 ( Closed 12/4/17 )
Message 13 of 18
Moderator

Re: Amex Airline Credit. How to use the rest of it.

I have my PRG set to Delta and I did two $50 cards back in the spring and both were credited within a few days. 

 

It's always YMMV, though, and if they ever 'fix' the loophole you can't call about it since it's not supposed to work, anyway.

Message 14 of 18
Community Leader
Valued Contributor

Re: Amex Airline Credit. How to use the rest of it.


Shadowfactor wrote:
According to amex’s Own terms. Yes it will.
But that’s only if they give you credit for the gift card purchase.

This exactly. I had partial credit for a large-ish beverage order (Smiley Embarassed) issued by Amex for Southwest.

 

The Platinum Card from American Express: Just try to walk off of your next Southwest flight without assistance.


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Message 15 of 18
Contributor

Re: Amex Airline Credit. How to use the rest of it.

Yes on the partial credits working. I had $50 remaining when I bought a $70 SW ticket and the credit took off 50 and I had to pay the remaining balance. I came out even because I ended up buying 2 early bird check ins and 4 drinks.

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Message 16 of 18
New Contributor

Re: Amex Airline Credit. How to use the rest of it.

I told everyone I would update this thread after I attempted to do the airline credit.

I made the charge for $75 on a AA gift card. Received credit 2 days after charge posted.
Also saw the little meter in the airline benefits section drop the day the charge posted.
FICO 8 Scores as of 11/29/2017
TU - 669
EX-657
EQ- 667

Cards:
Amex Delta - 2K
Amex PRG
Amex Delta AU -22K
BoA Travel Rewards 6k
US bank Flexperks 4K
Discover Secured $200
Credit 1- $450
Cap 1 Secured - $200 ( Closed 12/4/17 )
Message 17 of 18
Contributor

Re: Amex Airline Credit. How to use the rest of it.

This was my post a couple weeks ago. I have PRG and Plat and wanted to extract the airline credits. I purchased AA giftcards in $100 increments and was reimbursed in about 2 days for all. Anything over $100 will NOT be reimbursed. So, I have $300. Will be doing the same in January.



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