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We get a lot of questions about the ‘2 for 1’ Business First class ticket benefit that’s available to holders of the United Club and Presidential Plus credit cards from Chase. We’ll walk you through how to use the benefit, but first a few things to note:
So…here’s how to take advantage of it in more simple terms. You’ll find that the savings can be substantial, but you’re still generally going to be paying $4,000 or more per ticket. Don’t look at this as a way to score business class tickets to Paris for $1,500 each.
In this case, the ‘2 for 1’ costs $8,361 for one ticket, which gets you the second free.
That compares to the ‘lowest available’ of $6,278 for each ticket, or $12,556 for two tickets.
You would save over $4,000 by using the 2 for 1 deal versus buying the lowest available fare.
To book the ticket – call United reservations at 1-800-UNITED-1 and tell them to search using code ‘BF2for1’ and tell them the exact flights you’re looking for.
This program isn’t for everyone – if you are willing to wait and shop around you can often find discounted business class tickets in the $2,000 – $3,000 range, which would cost less than buying a 2 for 1 ticket for $8,000. But using it just once when you need it can lead to valuable savings if you’ve already been buying full fare business class tickets for your personal or work travel.
Remember…the 2nd ticket doesn’t have to be for a spouse. It can be for a coworker or friend, just as long as you are traveling on the first ticket.
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