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Uber already has partnerships with IHG, Hilton and Starwood, with the Starwood partnership being one of the most rewarding options. In the past few months, Uber has expanded its territory — from on-demand helicopter and yacht rides to reducing its prices from Newark by up to 50%. If you haven’t signed up for Uber, you can join here and get your first ride free (up to $15).
Today, Uber announced its latest partnership with American Airlines — and those with Executive Platinum status or cardholders of the AAdvantage Aviator MasterCard get promotional perks from the partnership. AAdvantage Executive Platinum members who hold that status as of March 1, 2016, will receive a unique code for up to $25 off their next Uber ride — even if you’re already a member of Uber.
In addition, AAdvantage Aviator Mastercard cardholders who use the card to pay for their Uber purchases will earn 2 bonus miles per dollar on rides from February 7 through July 31, 2016. The bonus miles won’t hit your account until after the promotion ends.
Although those two perks stand out, AA and Uber are also using the partnership to offer a service to customers that will help them get to and from the airport more seamlessly. AA customers can now set a reminder for a ride with Uber’s Ride Reminder. After booking a flight on AA’s website and you’re emailed the confirmation ticket, there will be a clickable “Remind me to Uber” icon that will do just that when you get to your destination.
The feature is currently available at 11 airports across the US, including Charlotte (CLT), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK & LGA), Philadelphia (PHL), Phoenix (PHX), San Francisco (SFO), San Jose (SJC) and Ronald Reagan Washington (DCA).
Ultimately, not only does this offer great advantages for AAdvantage Executive Platinum members and AAdvantage Aviator Mastercard, but it also makes flying much less of a hassle for average AA flyers. It may not be as rewarding as the Starwood-Uber partnership, but it is a nice option to have if you’re an AA flyer.
The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.
- Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
- Up to $200 for Uber rides annually. Credit and Uber VIP status available to Basic Card Member only.
- 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
- 5X Membership Rewards® points on eligible hotels booked on amextravel.com.
- As a Platinum Card Member, you can enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
- Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
- $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
- Terms Apply.
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