$200/$250 Southwest Gift Card Shutdown?

Getting some reports out there that $200 Southwest gift cards are coding as flight tickets on Southwest.com. Which means no reimbursements on the annual $200 flight incidental fee when using the AmEx Platinum.

Now what is interesting is $100 gift cards are still coding as “freight” which is being reimbursed. Check out flyer talk for the latest information. Any experience from those readers out there?

-Derp

10 thoughts on “$200/$250 Southwest Gift Card Shutdown?

  1. Steve says:

    Hope this stuff gets ironed out by January

  2. ChurningCents2011 says:

    Guess I’ll be a DP, just purchased $200 Southwest e-gift cards a few hours ago.

    • Jkjk5 says:

      Any update on reimbursement or not?

      • uiucderp2011 says:

        Overall, doesn’t look good. Here is the latest flyer talk:

        JUNE 17 – Upgraded two biz charges to Biz Plat and set airline to WN

        JUNE 24 – Purchased $40 in early bird and $160 GC on one, $200 GC on the other

        JUNE 27 – Early bird fees credited

        No credit for GCs yet and benefit meter is the same. SPD/Freight or not I’m pretty sure this is a lost cause.

  3. Lee says:

    Change happened first week of June. My buddy switched his airline to WN and bout a $200 GC. No credit.

  4. Jacob says:

    I bought a $200 egift card on June 18th and it was reimbursed on the 21st. Coded as AIR FREIGHT for me.

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  6. Robert Stoner says:

    I bought 4 GC on June 22. 2 were reimbursed and 2 were not. Mine were, my wife’s weren’t.

    • wedstuntpuller says:

      That is the craziest DP i’ve read yet… did you buy them both the same way? On a laptop/computer with a regular browser?

      • Robert S says:

        They were all consecutively purchased and all on a desktop computer. Crazy huh? All 4 transactions were completed within 20 mins of each other. No idea!

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