How to Use the Amex Airline Incidental Fee Credit

American Express recently stopped counting airline gift card purchases towards airline incidental credit reimbursements.

As a reminder, the airline credits are intended to be used for incidental fees such as checked bags and in-flight refreshments, and not gift cards.

Since the gift cards stopped coding, there have been scattered data points of select non-gift card transactions triggering the airline incidental fee reimbursement.

Some of the data points below are of legitimate airline incidentals like seat upgrades, pet fees, and early check-in fees. If you believe that your purchase should be considered an incidental and it’s not reimbursed by your statement close, contact American Express and let them know.

Disclaimer: Data points do not mean that the method is guaranteed to work. Methods are subject to change at any time. Use at your own risk.

 Alaska Airlines

American Airlines

Delta

Frontier

Hawaiian

JetBlue

Southwest

United

 



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