There are plenty of write ups on the pros & cons of two cards that I have in lineup here. Citi Prestige & Amex Platinum. Intent here is to compare the time period taken by each provider to provide airfare credit & Global Entry Fee Credit. This is based on my experience & not from any statistical data analysis on publicly available data. Purely just a data point.
09/10/2015 – Baggage Fee on Hawaiian Air. Credit Reflected on 10/09/2015
11/30/2015 – American Airlines Airfare. Credit Reflected on 12/9/2015
2/21/2016 – American Airlines Airfare. Credit Reflected on 03/09/2016
4/28/2016 – Global Entry Fee. Credit Expected to Reflect on 05/10/2016
Trend with Citi Prestige – Credit reflects on Statement Closing Date.
American Express Platinum:
09/03/2015 – Alaska Air Gift Card. Credit Reflected on 10/9/2015
09/04/2015 – In-flight Purchase. Credit Reflected on 10/9/2015
09/16/2015 – Baggage Fee on Alaskan Air. Credit Reflected on 10/9/2015
09/16/2015 – In-flight Purchase. Credit Reflected on 10/09/2015
10/14/2015 – Alaska Air Gift Card. Credit Reflected on 10/16/2015
12/3/2015 – Alaska Air Gift Card. Credit Reflected on 12/13/2015
1/6/2016 – American Airlines Gift Card. Credit Reflected on 1/9/2016
04/19/2016 – Global Entry Fee. Credit Reflected on 04/21/2016
04/28/2016 – Global Entry Fee (Addon card). Credit Reflected on 04/30/2016
Citi Prestige: Consistent Credit Timing. Always on Statement closing date.
Amex Platinum: Took two billing cycle in 2015 initially. 2016 has been Super fast. Hope this trend continues.
There are no surprises with both these cards. They always deliver. Amex Platinum edges out with 2/3 day credit timing in 2016 so far.
Direct Application Links (These are not affiliate/advertiser links):
Citi Prestige with 50K Bonus offer
Amex Platinum with 40K Bonus offer
Good Reads on the Two cards:
One Mile at a Time
Frugal Travel Guy
The Points Guy
View From the Wing
Feature Photo by telmo32
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