Thank you to reader ArmyGrunt07 who reports:
Just executed my 2019 Delta gift card purchases on my AMEX PRG and it is now showing up as one total combined charge (Rather than two $50 charges like) and instead of the description reading “Delta Airlines – Atlanta” I’m now getting “Delta CSTAR GFTCRD.” Looks like they made some unfortunate changes in the new year. Thankfully i switched my Platinums to American Airlines to take advantage of the larger gift cards that I’m now hoping will still work out fine.
I verified that they used a desktop computer and the delta.com website, it appears like the servicer they use for the App is now handling the web transactions. This means the charges are no longer valid for reimbursement.
So I have always been cautious in the new year and take it slow. I charged $200 for American Airlines and have yet to be reimbursed myself. Any one out there willing to share their experiences?