Using AMEX Airline Fee Credits 2017

Using AMEX Airline Fee Credits 2017
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#1

Has anyone figured out a good way to use the airline fee credits this year since MPX is no longer an option? Not super clear at FT and I’ve got two cards worth to use.


#2

Yes. Pm me if you’re interested.


#3

I no longer have a platinum AMEX but I had one last year and buying gift cards from Southwest worked. I think they had to be $100 or less. And I think the travel reimbursement was $200 per calendar year. I had the card open for exactly one year, and paid the $450 fee. I got two calendars years worth of fee credits in the form of $400 worth of SW gift cards and also TSA Precheck paid for.

I got 100k MR points which I cashed out for crap, because I hate all of the MR transfer partners and already had 5 years worth of airline points with my preferred airline.

The $450 fee was a business deduction so it was around $200 out of pocket. All-in-all, not a bad deal.


#4

I have two platinum cards that I would not otherwise have if they didn’t waive the annual fee for military members.

Correct, it is $200 per calendar year… it was awesome getting $800 in Amazon e-gift cards at Dec 31st 2015/Jan 1st 2016. One card is the Mercedes-Benz card, which gives you a $100 gift certificate at the dealership store. The best is the $99 camp chair if you can find it… :slight_smile:


#5

You have to search, but there are some recent posts / data points here: Reddit Amex Plat Megathread

TripleB - per the above thread, SW gift cards still work.

Stubtify - I sent you a PM


#6

How are you converting the travel fees into Amazon e-gift cards?


#7

Is was through the United MPX app, but that ended last December. And I mis-typed, I meant I did that the year prior.


#8

I sent you both PMs.


#9

I sent you a PM too. Thanks.