Same Day Flight Bookings On Chase’s UR Portal Now Possible
When it was announced that Expedia would be taking over managing the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal improvements were promised. There was supposed to be access to more accommodations and flight options. Reality is that I think it probably got worse. You may be able to pull up more obscure hotel listings but obvious flight choices, like Spirit, have vanished. Even though they were present, and still are, in the old Connextions system. There is one change that is an improvement though, it may be the only one. You can now do same day flight bookings on Chase’s UR portal.
In the past I believe it was possible to do these but you had to call in. In today’s age of technology no one wants to have to wait on hold. With the change over to Expedia it seems that it is now possible to do same day flight bookings on Chase’s UR portal online.
As you can see it was possible to pull up flights from DTW to JAX for today. But when I go to Citi’s ThankYou portal this is what I get:
An error pops up and says it is not available.
While not earth shattering this is useful in a few situations. If you have a last minute emergency then you can quickly book your flight online, and still use your points. If you notice a last minute fare that is too good to pass up you can snag it right away. It also allows you to be spontaneous if you so choose.
If you ever have a need for a same day, last minute flight then Chase is your ticket since you would need to call in to book the same thing on Citi’s portal.