Confirmed: American Express Airline Credits for Gift Cards Are Still Working

One of my first posts of 2017 recommended that anyone who generally buys airline gift cards to take advantage of the annual airline credit on the American Express Platinum ($200) or Premier Rewards Gold ($100) cards should do so now, rather than taking a chance that American Express kills this option at some point in 2017. While reports on Flyertalk have generally been positive about this ‘trick’ still working, I can confirm firsthand that $50 Delta e-gift cards are working to generate the airline fee credit on my PRG card. Not only are they working but American Express credited my account rather quickly – in my case just a day.



If you want to try it for a different airline, please see the applicable Flyertalk threads below for other airlines. However, please make sure you update your airline selection before January 31st or you might have to keep the airline you previously selected last year.

Links to FlyerTalk Threads with recent reports of success/failures

Any other success stories out there for 2017?


6 thoughts on “Confirmed: American Express Airline Credits for Gift Cards Are Still Working

  1. Same thing only different — AA is now offering a status buy-in that requires some flying and $2,000US in AA purchases. Any data on whether such purchases can include AA gift cards?


  2. Working for contribution to United Gift Registry! Don’t know how to post a screen shot … but I made a $100 test contribution on Jan 3, and got the credit on Jan 5th. I will do my second $100 contribution now that I know it works!


  3. Just got my second $100 credit for AA gift cards. Thanks for the tip


  4. I ordered a physical gift card from Southwest for $100 which costs $102.95 and was reimbursed two days later.


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