Uber Will Soon Display the Exact Fare Before Your Ride Begins

Uber’s model of charging ‘surge’ pricing during peak times is no stranger to controversy, but soon the rideshare giant will bring more clarity to the way it charges customers for rides. Instead of notifying the customer that their ride will be surging at, for example, 1.7x the normal fare, the app will now show you…

Hail an UberPool for Just $2 per Ride in July

Uber has shared the details of a new pilot program in the greater Boston area, giving customers the ability to purchase an UberPool Pass at a flat rate for trips from July 1 through July 31, 2016. Although UberPool doesn’t give you a private ride, the prices are usually significantly lower than what you’d be charged to have the…

Capital One and Uber Partner to Launch Loyalty Program, Free Rides

Last year, Capital One and Uber announced a partnership, offering riders one of the best returns on an Uber ride when using a Capital One Quicksilver or Capital One QuicksilverOne credit card. If a rider used one of the two eligible cards for their Uber trips, they would get 20% off their ride — in…

Uber Is Now Allowing You to Schedule a Ride up to 30 Days in Advance

Last month, Lyft announced it would be testing out an option for passengers to schedule rides up to 24 hours in advance. And now, Uber is looking at expanding its on-demand service to allow its customers to do the same. Starting today, Uber is rolling out a new scheduled rides feature, expanding its on-demand nature….

8 Things to Know About Using Uber in Las Vegas

Late last year, Uber launched service in Las Vegas, and as of December you can even get picked up at the airport, avoiding the sometimes hours-long wait for taxicabs. But like most things in Vegas, Uber isn’t quite what you’re used to — there are a lot of peculiarities to keep in mind. Let’s dig in,…

Review: JetBlue Airbus A321 — Las Vegas to New York

Earlier this month, TPG Editorial Intern Nick Ellis traveled to Las Vegas and got a chance to fly home on JetBlue’s new Airbus A321 during a red-eye flight back to New York (JFK). Read on for his impressions. I recently returned from an incredible trip to Sin City with Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig and TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt, where we…

Maximizing Rapid Rewards, Status Challenge Round-Up, a Sneaky Hotel and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Get 50% Off Uber Rides in New York City This Weekend

If you’re in New York City this weekend, you’ll now have one more reason to consider using Uber to get around. The ridesharing service’s latest promotion gives riders a 50% discount in New York City with the code MDWNYC50. To be eligible, your ride must originate in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island or Queens. There are no indications that your end destination…

Uber’s Testing Out a “Loyalty Program” in Los Angeles

As points and miles enthusiasts, one of the most frustrating parts of taking an Uber is that there’s no loyalty program. Amex customers can earn 2x points with some cards, select other credit cards (like Citi ThankYou Premier and Chase Sapphire Preferred) offer bonus points on travel, and the company has a VIP Program in New York City, but…

Lyft Testing Ride Scheduling Up to 24 Hours in Advance

The ridesharing world is about to be disrupted. While part of the appeal of services like Uber and Lyft stems from their on-demand nature — you’re umbrella-less on a rainy day and, with a couple of clicks on your phone, can make a car come to you — Lyft may be soon be blurring the lines between…