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Thanks to a newly announced partnership between Hilton and Lyft, you can now earn Hilton Honors points for every Lyft ride. The addition of Hilton rounds out Lyft's portfolio nicely, with Hilton joining Delta and JetBlue as Lyft earning partners.
- 3x Hilton points for every $1 spent on economy, luxury, and extra-seat rides
- 2x Hilton points on shared rides
- Points can be earned on up to $10,000 per calendar year
- New users can benefit from a $15 sign-up bonus, credited as $5 off each of the first three rides
- To start earning points, you must link your Hilton Honors and Lyft accounts
This partnership is a welcome development and is the first hotel loyalty program that Lyft has partnered with. The hotel partnership makes a lot of sense, given that travelers are probably taking lots of taxis (especially to and from the airport). Furthermore, this partnership gives Lyft a competitive advantage over Uber, which doesn't have similar partnerships with any travel partner. You could link your Lyft account to all three partners, allowing you to earn miles/points with Delta, JetBlue, and Hilton on each ride. Click here to see all the travel partners linked to your Lyft account to make sure you're earning points with all three partners.
Below, we've summarized Lyft's partnerships with JetBlue and Delta.
Update: JetBlue ended their partnership with Lyft in September 2019.
Lyft and JetBlue
By linking your Lyft and JetBlue accounts, you can earn 30 JetBlue points on each airport ride taken with Lyft.
If you are a new Lyft user, you can elect to earn either 750 TrueBlue points or a $15 ride credit on your first airport ride. Unfortunately, JetBlue caps the maximum number of points earned at 1,200 per year. In 2016, JetBlue also integrated Lyft into its app, allowing users to request airport rides without needing to toggle back and forth between Lyft and the JetBlue app. This feature is super convenient, especially if Lyft services an area that you're flying in to.
Lyft and Delta
Lyft's partnership with Delta allows travelers to earn Delta miles for rides taken with Lyft.
Regular rides earn 1x mile per $1, while airport rides earn 2x miles per $1. This is a nice perk considering airport rides are usually quite pricey. If you're a new Lyft user, you could benefit from $20 in ride credits. Delta miles are earned once you link your Lyft and Delta accounts. Unlike with Hilton and JetBlue, there is no cap on the number of Delta miles earned.
The addition of Hilton to Lyft's partner portfolio is a smart move. Not only does it benefit travelers, but it also gives Lyft a competitive advantage over Uber, which usually dominates each market it operates in. Increasing Lyft's competitive position helps ensure that Uber and other taxi services do not raise prices in a way that's detrimental to consumers. Given that Lyft already has partnerships with Delta and JetBlue, there is nothing stopping you from earning points with all three loyalty programs for each Lyft ride taken. We think this partnership is very consumer friendly.
Don't forget, Lyft rides code as travel, so make sure you pay with a credit card that earns bonus points on travel purchases.
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