[Update] United TravelBank Is Back

Update 1/14/22: From reader Kyle: For those experiencing issues with payment not going through, add the card to your united account as a payment method and then use the saved payment card to pay for the travel bank purchase. That work around is working at the moment.

Update 1/8/22: Travel credits now posting as well.

The United Airlines TravelBank feature was down for a few days, but has now returned.

United TravelBank link

Lots of people like using their AmEx incidental airline credit to load their United TravelBank account with funds which can be used for the next 5 years. Anecdotally, these purchases have worked to trigger the airline credit; hopefully that lasts.

Just be sure to select United as your Amex airline option first. Also be sure not to leave the TravelBank account dormant for more than 18 months. (Update: some speculate that the 18-month dormancy does not apply to the newer TravelBank loads. Regardless, if you load your TravelBank once every 18 months, or you use up some of your TravelBank balance within the 18 months, that resets your 18-month clock.)

Hat tip to FM and to reader Mike

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Carl
Carl

Purchased $250 TB on my Platinum 5/2, $200 credited on 5/6.

Matthew
Matthew

Purchased $250 TB Cash on my Aspire card on 21 April 2022. Hopefully will be able to share good news in about a week.

Matthew
Matthew

Reimbursed April 24th.

Billy Bob
Billy Bob

Ok folks: purchased one-shot $250 TB cash on 20 March 2022. Will report back when (and if) reimbursement comes on Aspire. It worked last year.

Billy Bob
Billy Bob

Reimbursed 23 Mar 2022. I did one $250 Travel Bank purchase from overseas, no VPN.

vince
vince

purchase: 3/2 (2x $100)

posted as credit: 3/5

Brad Chase

Bigger problem than AMEX trigger is that United is making it virtually impossible to use Travelbank anymore. There’s no option when you book online or via app. Even when you click on the link for the “other forms of payment,” there’s no option. Then when you call and go through painstaking process of phone reservation, they book but don’t ticket the reservation and it cancels 48 hours later. United is awful.

Avi
Avi

Brad Chase It’s working fine for me online.

Brandon
Brandon

Youre not alone this happened to me too. Eventually they corrected it on the phone but they overcharged my credit card and I had to file a dispute.. Idiots

Lucas
Lucas

$100+$50 orders on 2/15, didn’t reimbursed yet~~~!

Bertrand
Bertrand

Have you gotten it yet?

AG
AG
Z Man
Z Man

Thanks. I could not find this for the life of me.

AG
AG

Today: As we keep evolving the digital experience for our travelers, we’ve decided to discontinue the united.com gift registry program. Although you’ll no longer be able to create a new registry or add to your existing one, you can still book travel using the TravelBank balance linked to your current registry until your balance expires.

Snuggle Muffin
Snuggle Muffin

Additional DP: Did back to back $100 orders on 2/5 and was reimbursed today 2/11.

ihg newbie
ihg newbie

another DP
purchased $250 lump sum with hilton aspire on 2-3.
credited on 2-8.
thx