Good morning everyone, happy Friday! In this post, I will show you how to use your JPMorgan Chase Ritz Carlton Visa Infinite Credit Card to get $100 off round trip domestic flights. Unfortunately, if you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve Visa Infinite Credit Card, you are not eligible for this benefit.
It all started when I was looking for flights down to Orange County for Super Bowl weekend (Sunday, February 5, 2017). United Airlines is/was having a fare sale for SFO-SNA and I found a great round trip flight for $127. My brother (who now lives in the Bay Area – Larkspur to be specific) also wanted to fly down to Orange County that weekend, so I was excited to use the new Visa Infinite Discount Air Benefit.
You can access the Visa Infinite Discount Air Benefit page here. You need to enter your first name, last name, and 16 digit Visa Infinite credit card number.
The flight search engine is very basic, but there are a few rules to keep in mind:
- You can only book roundtrip domestic flights (no one ways or open jaws)
- You must book for 2-5 passengers (with 1 of the passengers being the Visa Infinite cardholder)
- You cannot travel on Allegiant, Frontier, Southwest or Spirit
- You must pay with your JPMorgan Chase Ritz Carlton Visa Infinite Credit Card
- If you have other questions, please check out the FAQ page
With all the above rules in mind, I entered my flight info and clicked the Search Flights button.
The search results are nicely organized with the cheapest flights and earliest departures listed first. I selected my outbound flight (7:15pm on Friday evening – after stopping in the SFO Centurion Lounge for a free beer and dinner).
I then selected my inbound flight (7am flight back to SFO).
I reviewed my flight choices and saw the $100 Visa Infinite discount automatically applied to my total. I then clicked the Continue button.
I entered my personal information, trusted traveler number, and frequent flyer number. I then entered my brother’s information and my JPMorgan Chase Ritz Carlton Visa Infinite Credit Card number.
I then entered my billing address, contact email, and clicked the Purchase button.
I expected to see an airline confirmation number, but I only saw an generic success response.
I checked my email and received the confirmation email from Do-Not-Reply@VisaDiscountAir.com. In the email, I found my airline (United Airlines) confirmation number.
I logged into my United Airlines account and entered my confirmation number to view my reservation.
On the confirmation page, I double checked that my trusted traveler number (PreCheck number) was added and our frequent flyer numbers were successfully added. I then changed our seats to be closer to the front. I also clicked on the View Receipt link to see more details of our reservation.
As far as United Airlines is concerned, we paid the full price for 2 passengers. There is no mention of the $100 Visa Infinite discount. Since the flight is cheap, I used my Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer frequent flyer number instead of my United Airlines frequent flyer program.
If you book several domestic round trip flights for 2-5 passengers, you can definitely save a lot of money by booking through the Visa Infinite Discount Air Benefit portal. Have you tried to use the Discount Air Benefit portal before? Let me know what you think of the process. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Have a great weekend everyone!