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Earlier this week I wrote about how to leverage the $100 Visa Infinite companion airfare discount that’s one of the many great things about the Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card.
The card offers Gold Elite status (which is honored at Marriott hotels (complimentary the first year and that you retain each year you spend $10,000 on the card); a $300 Airline Fee credit, $100 Global Entry credit, and unlimited use $100 Airline Ticket discounts when buying for 2 or more passengers; 3 complimentary upgrades to The Ritz-Carlton Club® Level each year valid on paid stays of up to seven nights; plus airport lounge access and a premium concierge, the card gives you:
And it has a great signup bonus of 3 complimentary nights at any participating Tier 1-4 Ritz-Carlton hotel after $5,000 spend on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening.
The airfare discount is $100 off the cost of two passengers traveling roundtrip in domestic economy.
While the headline details of this offer say that the primary cardmember “must be the primary passenger on the itinerary” the terms and conditions don’t specify that and One Mile at a Time reports “being able to use $100 domestic airfare companion benefit for authorized users as well.”
That’s in addition to other great benefits for authorized users of the card:
- A bigger signup bonus. You get an additional 10,000 points for adding authorized user and making a purchase within first 3 months of cardmembership — on top of the 3 complimentary Ritz-Carlton night signup bonus.
- Authorized users get Priority Pass Select cards, too. This means your authorized users get airport lounge access. And since some airport lounges may limit the number of guests you can bring in with you, if you’re traveling with your authorized cardmember then you can double your access.
There are over 900 participating airport lounges, including these 41 in the U.S..
KLM Lounge Houston