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Each calendar year you can receive $100, $200 or $250 in statement credits for airline incidental fees, such as checked bags, seat selection, in-flight wifi and refreshments, charged to eligible American Express cards:

  • $100 for the Gold Card® from American Express;
  • $200 for all versions of the Platinum Card® from American Express;
  • $200 for the Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN
  • $250 for the Hilton Aspire card

You can see the different American Express cards here, including ones with signup bonuses of over 100,000 points (I may receive a commission if you apply for a card through my link)

It’s a new year and it is time to claim your 2020 Amex airline fee credits!

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The reimbursement is usually automatic, but you have to designate the airline of choice during the month of January. You can only change it once a year during this period.

[SEE: How to use your Amex Platinum $200 airline credit.]

One advice related to The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN. Choose your airline choice wisely so that you can take advantage of the card’s 35% point rebate benefit. For coach tickets, the rebate benefit only applies to the designated airline. The rebate benefit used to be 50% but now is only 35%

I know many of us have co-branded credit cards so we don’t pay for luggage fees. Personally I don’t pay for seat selection either. It used to be that you could buy airline gift cards and get them reimbursed but that generally no longer works. I usually like to look at the appropriate airline forum at Flyertalk to see recent reports of what has or has not worked

  • United Airlines here
  • American Airlines here
  • Delta Airlines here
  • Jetblue Airlines here
  • Southwest Airlines here. 
  • Hawaiian Airlines here
  • Alaska Airlines here

Have you claimed your Amex airline fee credits for 2020 yet?


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