Uber, American Express offer free USA airport transfers

By Chris C., November 18 2016
Uber, American Express offer free USA airport transfers

American Express cardholders can enjoy two free Uber rides – each valued at up to US$65 (A$88) – from many major airports in the United States until the end of December.

Included on that list is New York (JFK, LaGuardia and Newark), Chicago (O’Hare and Midway), Seattle (Sea-Tac), Boston (Logan), Las Vegas (McCarran), Houston (George Bush IAH) and Washington (Dulles and Reagan).

Existing Uber customers, simply follow these steps:

  1. Open your Uber app and apply the promo code AMEXAIRPORT to your account via the Payments or Promotions tab.
  2. If you haven’t already, link an American Express card to your Uber account via the Payments tab. Your card doesn’t need to be issued in the US – you can use Australian AMEX cards here too.
  3. Order an Uber from the airports listed above, ensuring that your AMEX card is set as your nominated payment method. If your ride totals less than US$65, it’ll be completely free, and if it’s more, only the portion of your fare exceeding US$65 will be billed to your AMEX card.
  4. While this offer isn’t valid on trips from the city to the airport, you can repeat the steps above once more if you’ll be taking a second trip from any named airport by December 31 2016.

If you’re new to Uber, you can also take advantage of a second promo code to save $10 on the cost of two further Uber rides within Australia – such as your trip to the airport when jetting to the States, and your ride home once back on Australian soil.

Either sign up to Uber via this link, or if you’ve already created an account but haven’t yet taken a ride, head to the Payments or Promotions tab and enter the promo code uberAU10, before also entering the AMEXAIRPORT promo code and following the steps above.

Don’t have an American Express card? Then take a gander at the Qantas AMEX Ultimate Card, the AMEX Velocity Platinum Card and the AMEX Platinum Charge Card: all of which offer two frequent flyer points per Aussie dollar spent abroad, including with Uber in the USA.

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Chris C.

Chris is a a former contributor to Executive Traveller.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

29 Nov 2013

Total posts 473

Bugger! Need Uber on Jan 5 in Vegas..!

13 May 2016

Total posts 31

Thanks! This is a big saver, especially when you have to deal with morning traffic from JFK!

Although this won't be handy for me as I land in February, this is still a great deal for many. Thanks again!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 Nov 2014

Total posts 8

Outstanding timing Uber and Amex.. Will use this after my FRA-JFK and JFK-IAD flights next month.

30 Jan 2015

Total posts 25

I'll have a rental car from the airport for our upcoming trip, however if a family member is meeting us midway, and landing at JFK, can I book this on her behalf? Does the passenger have to have the same name as the Uber account and/or Amex card?

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

26 Sep 2014

Total posts 50

I take it this is only with non-bank issued Amex cards?

24 Apr 2012

Total posts 2438

No, it's any American Express card. It's not a statement credit - it's an instant discount when it comes time to pay.

Thanks for clarifying Chris!

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