Since approximately November 23rd/24th people have been reporting that they haven’t received a credit for certain purchases that normally trigger the American Express Platinum $200/Premier Rewards Gold airline incidental credit (e.g MPX purchases ).
This has been an issue pointed on on both /r/churning (in various different threads and multiple times in the daily discussion threads) & on Flyertalk. A few readers have asked what’s going on and if American Express has closed this loophole down or not. Something similar happened last year, although there is a slight difference with the delay this year.
People have had other charges reimbursed since 23rd/24th (including gift card purchases), see these data points:
Honestly it’s too early to say definitively what is going on. I’m somewhat reassured by something similar happening last year, but it is strange other purchases are triggering the offer. At the moment the best advice is to just sit tight and hope for the best.
As always, feel free to share your theories and datapoints in the comments below.