You Can Now Request a Spanish-Speaking Uber Driver in Six US Cities

Si, señor! You can now officially request a Spanish-speaking UberX driver in six US cities. Previously launched in San Diego, Phoenix and Tucson, this option is now available in Los Angeles, Orange County and Chicago as well. Uber is hoping to cater to multicultural communities and travelers visiting the United States, and this seems like a great start….

Ride App Showdown: Uber, Lyft, and More Battle for the Crown

I’ve been a fan of Uber from the start, but it’s not the only game in town. Today, TPG Managing Editor Peter Rothbart reports his side-by-side comparison of competing rideshare apps to see which one comes out on top. Mobile devices are revolutionizing the way we travel. In addition to airline and hotel apps for all the major carriers and…

Uber / Capital One Partnership Offers Savings and Free Rides

Today Capital One announced a new strategic partnership with Uber that will offer cardholders an easy way to save on transportation costs. Effective immediately, the Capital One Quicksilver and Capital One QuicksilverOne cash rewards credit cards will offer cardholders 20% off Uber rides from now until April 30, 2016. If you haven’t already tried Uber, you’re in luck. For…

Thursday Giveaway: $500 in Uber Credits

For this week’s Thursday Giveaway, we are giving one lucky TPG reader $500 in Uber Credits, which can redeemed directly into your account, in honor the recent Uber and SPG partnership. I’m a huge Uber fan, if you haven’t already signed-up, you can join here and you’ll get your first ride free (up to $20). To enter to…

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,…

Insider Series: What Uber Drivers Know About Passengers

Uber is one of my all-time favorite travel apps because it allows you to hail private cars and taxis directly from your smartphone. Ever wonder what it’s like to be an Uber driver? Here’s a behind the scenes, anonymous report from a New York City Uber driver as part of our new Insider Series. Here’s what they have to say…

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…