$50 Uber Rebate for Amex Business Cardholders

We’ve seen several Uber promos that give users some extra incentive to use the service, from a partnership with SPG to free Rolls Royce rides to sizable discounts via Capital One. Now Uber has partnered up with Amex to offer up to a $50 rebate on employee rides. (This offer has actually been available for a couple of weeks now,…

Save on Your Next Ride to the Airport with Lyft

Just last week, Los Angeles (LAX) announced that they’ll now allow car services Uber and Lyft to finally pick up passengers at the airport. In further good news, now through September 18, 2015, you can save $5 on your next ride with Lyft to a variety of airports. You can receive $5 off rides to or from the following…

Free Ice Cream for Capital One Customers Today

Starting today Uber is offering perhaps its most delicious promotion yet: Uber will serve ice cream on-demand to its customers in more than 100 cities, and for all you Capital One cardholders good news — your ice cream is free.Details:  1. Open the Uber app between 11am and 5pm ET on Friday, July 24. 2. Select…

LAX Has Agreed to Allow UberX and Lyft to Pick-Up

Great news for anyone landing in LAX and who could use a ride to their destination. According to Los Angeles Times, L.A. officials recently voted to allow car services such as Uber and Lyft to pick up passengers at LAX. This can really improve the airports traffic congestion as LAX will be the largest airport…

Inside Bermuda’s Decked-Out Taxicab

On a recent trip to Bermuda, TPG Contributor Sarah Silbert learned that all taxis aren’t created equal. Exhibit A: a van that’s been decked out in Burberry’s signature tartan pattern by Vaughn Joseph, owner of the island’s Prestige Transport. Hop in for a virtual ride in this fabulously stylish vehicle.  When my boyfriend and I reached the head of the…

Bonus AA Miles, Triple HHonors Points, New Airline Service

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Earn Double AAdvantage Miles with Fairmont This summer, you can earn double AAdvantage miles when you book one of the Fairmont F-scapes North American vacation packages for stays now through September 20, 2015. Here’s a list of all the…

Maximizing Uber for Both Occasional and Frequent Riders

Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr looks at different opportunities for earning points, miles and cash back on Uber rides, and demonstrates one particularly potent strategy for maximizing your return. I’ll be honest, I love Uber. While many cities and countries may not agree with me, the explosion in the popularity of ride-sharing means there is…

Uber Executives Arrested in Paris Following Protests

Uber’s controversy in France continues this week after two of its top executives were taken into custody by French police for “illicit activities,” according to the Associated Press. These events follow last week’s anti-Uber protests in Paris (and other parts of France), which shut down the city. The demonstrations headed by Parisian taxi drivers halted travel…

Uber Launches UberBoat in Istanbul

Ride-sharing app Uber has launched a new service in Istanbul: UberBOAT, which transport riders to their destinations by boat. The new service will function the same way as a normal Uber ride — just stand by the coast, hail your ride using Uber’s app, and a boat with space for six to eight people should arrive promptly…