If you’re one of the millions of Americans who will be flying for the holidays over the next month, heads up: You can enjoy two free rides from 11 different airports in eight cities nationwide, thanks to American Express and Uber.
The promotion, which amounts to $130 in ride credits, applies only to American Express cardholders and is available through December 31.
To redeem the credits, AmEx card members must begin their ride at one of 11 different airports: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport (IAH), Sea-Tac International Airport (SEA), and McCarran International Airport (LAS).
The promotion is not available for rides to these airports, only for rides from them.
Riders seeking rebates must enter “AMEXAIRPORT” in the promotions tab on the Uber iOS or Android app before requesting a ride and ensure that they have selected their American Express card as their chosen method of payment.
The promotion covers up to $65 per ride, and the money automatically will be taken off the total cost of the ride once the trip has ended. If the total fare is less than $65, you will receive a credit for the entire cost of the ride and will not be able to use the remainder for future discounts. If the fare exceeds $65, the excess will be charged to the American Express card on file.
According to Uber, this promotion is available with all ride options, and AmEx card members can redeem the offer for two rides during the promotion period.
We can’t help but think how a deal like this would have changed the plot of one of our favorite holiday movies, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Think about it: Neal Page and Del Griffith never would have met unless they were riding an Uber Pool. The tragedy! The horror! Thank goodness for the 1980s.
Matt Villano is a freelance writer and editor based in Healdsburg, California. In nearly 20 years as a full-time freelancer, he has covered travel for publications including TIME, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Sunset, Backpacker, Entrepreneur, and more. He contributes to the Expedia Viewfinder blog and writes a monthly food column for Islands magazine. Villano also serves on the board of the Family Travel Association and blogs about family travel at Wandering Pod. Learn more about him at Whalehead.com.