Uber and Starwood Preferred Guest Launch New Partnership

In what appears to be a match made in heaven to me, Uber and Starwood today announced details of a new partnership. This comes on the heels of Starwood’s Crossover Rewards partnership with Delta Air Lines, and its more recent teaming up with Emirates on a program called Your World Rewards that offers reciprocal benefits…

Should I take Uber or a Taxi from MIA to South Beach?

TPG reader David tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy– “Miami Airport (MIA) to South Beach and vice versa. Which should I take: Uber or airport taxi?”  Today I’m answering questions from the gorgeous Andaz Maui in Hawaii. Here’s the deal: I love Uber. I’ve used it all around the world, from Paris to to Los Angeles,…

Award Travel Tips for Weekend Getaways & Overnight Vacations

I’m all about maximizing, and planning my award travel is a tradeoff between using my points or miles efficiently and getting where I want to go. Today, however, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele presents scenarios where you should be willing to spend more in order to do more, as he looks at ways…

American Express San Francisco Centurion Lounge Preview

Last night, I had the opportunity to attend a preview of the Amex Centurion Lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), which officially opens tomorrow morning and will be the fourth Centurion lounge in the U.S. and the first location on the West Coast, which is located in Terminal 3 past security, and open daily from 5am to 11 pm. The other three Centurion…

Free $10 Uber Credit from American Express Sync

Uber is one of my all-time favorite travel apps because it allows you to hail private cars and taxis directly from your smartphone without having to wait out on the street. It’s easy to locate nearby vehicles, it gives you the option to choose between low-cost UberX cars (which actually just lowered fares in 16 markets) and SUV’s when riding with…