Published on September 21st, 2018 | by William Charles48
Visa Infinite Benefit: Save $100 On Round Trip Domestic Airfares [JetBlue Now Excluded]
Update 09/21/18: JetBlue is now listed as an excluded airline. Hat tip to reader Adam GS
Update 09/16/18: It looks like JetBlue flights are no longer showing up as an option. Let’s hope this is just a temporary issue that will be fixed. Hat tip to marksam40.
Update 02/23/18: The benefit can now be used on Delta basic economy fares. They have also added a new filtering option for including/excluding ultra low cost carriers (ULCC). When searching no ULCC actually show up yet, but this could be a sign that they will be added. Currently only selected airlines will appear (Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue, United, Virgin America). Thanks to reader @millionmilematt for pointing out the changes.
One of the benefits of Visa Infinite credit cards is that you can receive a discount of $100 when you purchase airfare. The following credit cards currently offer this benefit:
- City National Bank Visa Infinite [Our review]
- Chase Ritz Carlton Visa Infinite [Our review]
- UBS Visa Infinite [Our review]
- SunTrust Private Wealth Visa Infinite Card
This benefit is managed by Propco and can be used as many times as you wish.
The Fine Print
You can receive a discount of $100 when you purchase between 2 and 5 qualifying round trip, domestic coach airline tickets.
- Tickets must be purchased by the cardholder (Ritz-Carlton states that they must be purchased by the primary cardholder, City National bank allows authorized users to make the purchase also). The cardholder’s name must also match the primary traveler’s name on the itinerary.
- Discount is per itinerary, not per ticket (so if you purchase 5 round trip tickets you’d receive a total discount of $100 instead of $500).
- Tickets must be purchased at least one day in advance
- Open tickets, open returns, open jaws, same-day travel, circle trips and stopovers are not permitted
- Bookings can usually be made within 11 months of departure
- This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, or any of the following:
- Other certificates, promotions or special offers, including, but not limited to, upgrades, government fares, tour/travel packages, group, convention/company meeting fare, bereavement, senior citizen discounts, corporate agreements, student fares, child fares, travel industry discounts, Internet fares, frequent flyer programs or any unpublished programs
- Bookings are non-refundable, unless the cancellation is made for: medical event, an airline may issue a refund in accordance with its policies
How It Works
- Go to the specific website for your card:
- Log in using your first name, last name and card number
- Use the search engine to view available flights
- Click the view page, the discount will be automatically included and shown
- Use your Visa Infinite credit card to pay for the flights, no other payment option (including airline gift cards will be offered)
- Travel documents will be automatically sent to the primary cardholders e-mail address
Will I earn airline miles on these tickets?
Yes, you can earn airline miles on these tickets. You need to add your frequent flyer number to your reservation. You can also add this number after making your booking by contacting the airline directly. Not all flights will earn airline miles, this depends on the rate you’ve booked.
Does it work on one ways?
What airlines does it list?
Most major airlines should show up in the portal
- Virgin America
What airlines aren’t shown?
Most discount or low cost carriers will not show in the booking portal
Is it possible to upgrade?
You might be able to upgrade your ticket, but this must be done directly with the issuing airline after your domestic ticket is purchased.
Is this U.S. only?
What if the flights are under $100?
If the flights are under $100 each return, the discount will work fine (remember it’s $100 off your total).
What if the total is under $100?
I’m not sure, I think you’d struggle to find two return tickets for under $100 but if you do and try booking let us know if it works.
Make sure you always compare the cost to booking directly, prices seem to be the same but it’s always worth double checking for your specific ticket. This is a pretty good benefit (in terms of benefits that are provided by the payment network, at least). It’s a shame that two return tickets need to be purchased, I understand that they don’t want to offer this discount on only one round trip ticket due to costs. I wish it was at least an option for expensive round trip tickets though. This is obviously more valuable on cards that earn at a high rate for airlines (and that offer valuable points), than on cards that don’t.
What are your thoughts on this benefit? Is it something you’re likely to use? Let us know in the comments. Also share any experiences you have in using this benefit.