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American Express San Francisco Centurion Lounge Preview

November 5, 2014

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 […]

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Free Flu Shots via UberHealth Today Only

October 23, 2014

As a frequent traveler, I’m careful to get a flu shot every year, and today in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C., my favorite car service, Uber, is making getting a flu shot both easy and free. Today only, Thursday, October 23, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET, Uber is partnering with national website Vaccine Finder, New […]

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Free $10 Uber Credit from American Express Sync

October 8, 2014

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 […]

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30% Bonus on Hyatt Points, Uber Partners with United & More

August 23, 2014

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Hyatt Gold Passport 30% Bonus on Purchased Points: Now through September 15, 2014, you can earn up to a 30% bonus when you buy Hyatt Gold Passport points. Purchase between 5,000-19,000 points and you’ll earn a 10% bonus; purchase 20,000 to 39,000 and your […]

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New US Airways Award Policy, Hyatt MLife Bonus & More

August 16, 2014

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: US Airways Now Charging the Average of One-Way  Mileage Costs for Roundtrip Award Tickets: Though the soon-merging airline has historically charged the roundtrip cost for the highest class of service flown, their brand new policy is to charge the average between each cabin flown, […]

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Large Family & Group Travel Tips, Tricks, and Strategies

August 15, 2014

With a family of four, I sometimes envy the ease of travel enjoyed by singles and couples. One or two award seats aren’t too hard to find, you can fit into virtually any car or hotel room, and you can travel very light. On the other hand, I know other families that routinely travel as a […]

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DOT Considers Cell Phone Ban, Orbitz Dining Rewards & More

August 9, 2014

Here’s a rundown of points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed this week: Department of Transportation Considers Ban on In-Flight Cell Calls: In response to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s December 2013 proposal to overturn technical rules barring in-flight cellphone use (as well as a general public outcry about the potential annoyance of other passengers gabbing away for hours […]

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TSA Fees, Free Iberia Miles, Etihad Launches SFO-AUH & More

July 19, 2014

Here’s a recap of points, miles and travel industry news from the past week: Reminder that TSA fees go up on Monday, July 21:  In news I shared earlier this month, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will soon more than double – and no longer cap – the mandatory security fee they charge most airline passengers. On July […]

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Free Uber Ride (Up to $30) for New Users

June 23, 2014

I generally don’t rent cars anymore when I travel, because it’s more convenient and can even be cheaper to Uber everywhere I need to go. Plus, I can use my phone without having to worry about causing an accident and I save a ton of time not having to park or getting lost. Let’s just say […]

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Uber and Amex Team Up: Earn 2x Or Use Points for Rides

June 9, 2014

Uber is one of my favorite travel companies out there. The ride-sharing/black-car service app allows you to summon relatively affordable transpiration quickly and easy and is a godsend in cities like Paris where taxis can be impossible to hail. Uber is categorized as “TAXICABS/LIMOUSINES” with most credit card companies, so cards like the Sapphire Preferred and […]

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Up to $200 in Free UberX Rides In Miami!

June 4, 2014

As a Miami resident, one of the things I hate most about this city are the taxis. While I don’t like to make sweeping generalizations, the drivers are generally aggressive and will do everything in their power to not let you pay with credit card (to the point of breaking the swipe machines. Beyond that, in […]

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Spotlight on uberFAMILY: Car Seats on Demand from Uber

May 16, 2014

If you’re a parent who travels with your children, you already know the irritation of high fees when renting a vehicle with car seats and the anxiety of adult-sized lap belts in taxis – or even none at all. You’ll be happy to know, then, that ride service Uber has just launched uberFAMILY, a special on-demand car seat […]

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Hotel Review: W Seattle

May 13, 2014

Following my first flight on Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles to Seattle for a short business trip, I arrived at SEA airport, called for an Uber ride, and the driver arrived within five minutes.  After an 18-minute, drama-free trip downtown, I arrived at my home for the night – The W Seattle. This was my first […]

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Last Chance For $20 Credit For New Uber Users

April 23, 2014

April 25th marks the last day for new Uber users to earn a $20 free ride credit. This offer was supposed to end in January and was extended until now so we’ll have to hold out hope that it will be extended yet again. This is my referral link, so if you take a ride, I’ll […]

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Royal Sprinter: The Newest Contender on the DC-NYC Travel Scene

March 25, 2014

Starting April 4, Washington, DC restaurateur and real estate leasing agent Andy Seligman will launch Royal Sprinter, a luxury van service that will travel between DC and New York. Joining Vamoose, Amtrak and the Bolt Bus, this is just the latest in a fleet of options for frequent travelers up and down the I-95 Corridor. Royal […]

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New Uber Members Get $45 Credit

March 14, 2014

Just in time for the weekend – if you sign up for a new Uber account, you could start off with up to $45 in credits. When you sign up through my referral link, you get $20 in credit for your first ride to start you off (I also receive $20 in credit). Then once […]

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Two Free UberX Rides To / From / Within New Jersey And Extra Discounts This Weekend

February 7, 2014

Uber is one of my all-time favorite travel apps since it makes catching a car ride convenient in cities all over the world without the hassle of taxis. Though some fares are more expensive than taxis, Uber just lowered fares for its hybrid/smaller car UberX service in 16 cities, making them as cheap or cheaper […]

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Uber $20 Credit For New Users Extended Through January 31

January 21, 2014

A couple weeks ago, I wrote that Uber was offering $20 in free credits off their first ride to new members. The original offer was only good through January 20, but Uber just announced that it had been extended through January 31, so if you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time. This is my […]

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UberX Fares Lowered in 16 Markets – More Viable Than Taxi Or Car Rental Options

January 11, 2014

On Friday, Uber announced that it would be lowering UberX fares in 16 different markets up to 34% in order to be more competitive with taxis. UberX is a lower priced version of Uber that uses mid-range cars and hybrids rather than the traditional black town cars. To take a quick example, normal Uber fares […]

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$20 in Free Uber Credit With Promo Code UBERTPG

January 6, 2014

Uber just doubled their sign-up bonus to $20 off your first ride when you sign-up. This is my referral link, so if you take a ride, I’ll also get $20 in credits, but the good thing about this sign-up bonus is that you get it right away. So if you’ve never tried Uber, now is […]

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Saturday Recap: Up To 2,500 Bonus Miles At AAdvantage, 3,000 United Miles With Rocketmiles, Save 25% On Virgin America Flights And Help Rescue Dogs, And More

November 16, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Earn Up To 2,500 Bonus American Airlines Miles Shopping At The AAdvantage Portal: The American Airlines shopping portal is giving you extra incentive to be generous with your holiday shopping this year with the opportunity to earn up to 2,500 bonus miles […]

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Uber Launches Elite VIP Status – So What?

October 22, 2013

Uber is one of my all-time favorite travel apps because it allows you to page private cars and taxis directly from your smartphone without having to wait out on the street and try to hail a cab or call a town car. The rates can be a bit more expensive than taxis, though still competitively […]

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Saturday Recap: Earn Bonus American AAdvantage Miles on Latin America Routes, Free Uber Rides in Chicago This Weekend, Earn Bonus Delta SkyMiles for Donating to United Way

September 21, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Enter To Win This Week’s 100,000 Hyatt Points Thursday Giveaway: This week’s Thursday Giveaway is for 100,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points in honor of th Hyatt’s “Discover New Possibilities” fall promo. There are four methods to enter, and you can enter once per method for a total of four […]

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What Credit Card Should You Use With Uber?

September 1, 2013

TPG Twitter follower Ben tweeted me @thepointsguy about the best credit card to use with my favorite car service in order to secure the most points possible: “What credit card should you use with Uber?” One of my favorite travel apps is Uber, because it allows you to page private cars and taxis directly from your smartphone without […]

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