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…

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…

The Top 5 Cities That Need Uber — Now

Ride service Uber was in the news again yesterday as anti-Uber protests by taxi drivers erupted in Paris, creating chaos for hundreds of travelers and prompting airlines to offer waivers for missed flights at area airports. In many cities, Uber continues to expand amidst similar controversy, but there are still a handful of cities that ban Uber altogether. To highlight the latter, TPG Content Manager Ryan Gaines shares five…

Does Uber Count as Travel on Chase Sapphire Preferred?

TPG reader Michael tweeted me to ask about the travel category on the Chase Sapphire Preferred card: @thepointsguy– “Does Uber count as 2X travel for the Chase Sapphire Preferred?” It’s no secret that I love Uber. It has fundamentally changed the way I travel; I can’t even tell you the last time I rented a…

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….