Have You Used Your 2018 Amex Airline Fee Credits Yet?

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Be sure to use your Amex Airline Fee credits now as they reset at the year of the calendar year. As a reminder, you must select your airline of choice before redeeming these, which you can do either on their site or by calling the number on the back of your card.

This is one of my favorite benefits of both the Platinum Card from American Express, and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN, which offer a variety of perks including access to the American Express Centurion Lounges, a Priority Pass Select membership, and Delta SkyClub Access in addition to the annual $200 airline fee credit.

The American Express® Gold Card offers an annual $100 airline fee credit, which resets each year.

Now’s the time to use this benefit for 2018 if you haven’t yet, as you must use it before the end of today, otherwise any unused value will be lost.

If you haven’t redeemed yet, time is ticking so here are two recommendations: 

If you’ve chosen American Airlines, many members have success redeeming for $50 American Airlines gift cards and getting these credited back.

If you’ve selected Delta Air Lines, you can get the taxes/fees credited back on award tickets, as this will code as an additional collection on your statement.

Statement Credits: Incidental air travel fees must be charged to the Card Member on the eligible Card Account for the benefit to apply. Incidental air travel fees charged by both the Basic and Additional Card Members on the eligible Card Account are eligible for statement credits.

Incidental air travel fees must be separate charges from airline ticket charges. Fees not charged by the Card Member’s airline of choice (e.g. wireless internet and fees incurred with airline alliance partners) do not qualify for statement credits. Incidental air travel fees charged prior to selection of a qualifying airline are not eligible for statement credits. Airline tickets, upgrades, mileage points purchases, mileage points transfer fees, gift cards, duty free purchases, and award tickets are not deemed to be incidental fees.

The airline must submit the charge under the appropriate merchant code, industry code, or required service or product identifier for the charge to be recognized as an incidental air travel fee. Please allow 2-4 weeks after the qualifying incidental air travel fee is charged to your Card Account for statement credit(s) to be posted to the Account. We rely on airlines to submit the correct information on airline transactions, so please call the number on the back of the Card if statement credits have not posted after 4 weeks from the date of purchase. Card Members remain responsible for timely payment of all charges. To be eligible for this benefit, Card Account(s) must be not canceled and not past due at the time of statement credit fulfillment.

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