Questions and Answers

Have a travel related question? Post it here, and I’ll do my best to answer it as quickly as possible.

While anyone can comment on regular blog post, registration is required in order to post a question in this space. Creating your account is free, and you'll be able to see when your question is answered, as well as like comments from other users. And of course, you'll earn status points for offering helpful answers!

This space is intended to be more of a community as well, so please jump in and share tips!

Filter by:

SAN Airport


Qantas auctioning off seats!

Can you help?

How do Airlines Rank Passengers


Hotels and families


Global Entry Renewal – Applicaton -> New Card = 7 Days


UA first responder discount?


Alitalia shutting down – now what?


Digital nomading


New Qatar Transit Policy?


USA Accept Antigen Test For Re-Entry


Ask a Question

Everyone can read and comment, but you must login to post a new comment.

Answers (3)

Valid Airline Fees For Amex Platinum Fee Credit?

Valid Airline Fees For Amex Platinum Fee Credit?

  1. MSJ

    Long story but I’m looking at changing the origin on an AA award coming up in a few weeks. The $150 fee will definitely apply, so I figured I’d get it covered with the credit on an Amex personal platinum card I got a couple of weeks ago. I was about to set American as the airline selection until I read the summary of terms:

    > This benefit doesn’t offer credit toward airline tickets, mileage points purchases or mileage points transfer fees, gift cards, upgrades, duty–free purchases, or award tickets.

    That is a pretty broad definition. Does a change fee to an award ticket fall under whatever ‘award tickets’ means? What exactly does award tickets even mean in that context?

    Related – This is a redemption on EY. I assume that makes no difference as this is booked through AA, but figured it can’t hurt to ask.

  2. MidSouthSkier

    I would think it counts but here’s Frequent Miler’s latest updates on what counts for the fees: [URL][/URL]

  3. MSJ

    Thanks for that link. Seems like I just need to roll the dice?

    [I]Sometimes purchases of gift cards, [B]award fees[/B], or even low-cost airfare are reimbursed even though they shouldn’t be.[/I]

Sign in to help answer questions.