CNB Crystal Infinite Airline Incidental Credits Are Finally Posting
This is the week of the airline incidental credit I guess. The big news this week was that American Express is clawing back some airline incidental credits from 2019. The CNB Crystal Infinite made similar headlines last year for ending airline incidental credits for authorized users. They also completely torpedoed their credit card from an earning and burning standpoint.
Because of that most people closed their card when the annual fee came due. Others held onto the card since they were in their first year and could get one more airline incidental credit before their next annual fee posted. And after several weeks the credits have finally started posting.
Most airline incidentals are refunded within a few days. Although the Bank of America Premium rewards card took longer than normal this year. But CNB was like hold my beer BOA. Some people that made their purchases on January 1st just started seeing credits post in the last week or so. I know there are still some people waiting as well.
It appears that CNB is not the one to approve the credits and it actually comes from Visa. That was surprising to me but maybe that is why the valuable authorized user credits lasted for as long as they did. Because CNB wasn’t entirely involved / covering all of the cost. I found it interesting nonetheless.
If you still are waiting on your credits I would reach out to the banker you dealt with when signing up for the account. Hopefully they could help move the process along for you. But I think most people are starting to finally see their CNB Crystal Infinite airline incidentals post.