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Amex Platinum – $200 air credit – is it good for airport food?
American Express Platinum terms state that the $200 can be used to purchase food/drinks in the airplane. It also says the credit can be used for airport lounges.
I’m confused whether the $200 credit is only valid for lounge access, or can it also be used to purchase food inside the lounge?
Another point of confusion, Delta installed hundreds of iPads in the waiting area right in front of their gates. You can buy Delta food using those iPads. Does the Amex $200 credit those purchases?
[USER=835]@Adam123[/USER] it all depends on how they are coded. If the credits don’t post I’ve found reps to be pretty flexible if you make a reasonable argument for getting the credit. Most often they’ve offered MR points at about 1.25c. Why not test it out and let us know?
OK, I tested it out. So the food/beverages purchased at the terminal/lounge do not count – Amex won’t reimburse those purchases. They are coded differently than food/beverages purchased inflight.
[QUOTE=”Adam123, post: 8843, member: 835″]OK, I tested it out. So the food/beverages purchased at the terminal/lounge do not count – Amex won’t reimburse those purchases. They are coded differently than food/beverages purchased inflight.[/QUOTE]
With the MileagePlusX app, purchasing amazon gift cards and getting reimbursed is the best non airline option in my opinion.