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I have that card. Airline purchases get the 3X points if you make them directly with the airline. That is, the charge has to be from "American Airlines" or whatever, not from Expedia or other travel agent. Some travel agents, including online,actually post the charge through the airline, others do not. These days you will almost always get a better price directly through the airline or hotel anyway.
What the cc company looks at is the merchant's code. When you buy something at a gas station, even in the store, it will usually earn as a gas purchase. Anything spent at an airline will earn as an airline purchase.
As far as participating airlines, I think all major airlines count but you might have trouble with smaller and regional lines.
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