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Amex Travel Credit - covid implication

auflier

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My travel credit is expiring in jan or feb , and I have two lots and I'm running out of ideas on how to redeem or redeem/cancel as we're not travelling anywhere for a while, due to covid.....

Seems like buying a flight that you knowing is going to get cancelled is a strattegt
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sydneyboi

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My travel credit is expiring in jan or feb , and I have two lots and I'm running out of ideas on how to redeem or redeem/cancel as we're not travelling anywhere for a while, due to covid.....

Seems like buying a flight that you knowing is going to get cancelled is a strattegt



I think they will be extended again they have to be, I have 2 expiring in Feb as well....
 

kuwahshi

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I'm in the same situation of needing to use my Amex Travel Credit before cancelling my card. Trying to decide if I should book a flight for the far future. Alternatively I wonder which flights are guaranteed to be cancelled at the end of this month :).
 

Mqrko

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so if I book a flight from sydney to perth this weekend, the flight will be cancelled and I will get a refund ?
 

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so if I book a flight from sydney to perth this weekend, the flight will be cancelled and I will get a refund ?
The flight is unlikely to get cancelled. The carriers are running a bare minimum service at the moment and it's getting underwritten by the government through the Domestic Aviation Network Support (DANS) program, so the flight will almost certainly operate.

As an alternative (and I've no idea if this would work) you could try booking a flexible hotel booking, waiting a few days and then cancelling it and see what happens.
 

Mqrko

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For a normal refund I read you would have to deal with the travel agent at Amex.
 

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