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Ride Share Rewards Programs

Lyft and Uber are joining the rest of the world with loyalty programs. But one is clearly better. Lyft And Uber Rewards Following an announcement from Uber last month that it would roll out a frequent-flyer style rewards program, Lyft has also announced one, although without nearly the breadth of its Uber counterpart. Lyft is …

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Uber, Lyft, Las Vegas And The Death Of Taxis

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I was in Las Vegas last week and, for the most part, got from hotel to hotel by walking. But when I needed to go someplace farther away, I did something that I had never done before (in Las Vegas): I took a ride share. It occurred to me at the time just how quickly …

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Ridesharing Programs 101

Today’s 101 topic is only tangentially related to frequent flyer programs. It’s about ride-sharing services (RSS), such as Uber and Lyft. If you’ve never used one, they may seem intimidating at first, but can save you time and money. The concept behind RSS is a relatively simple one. Instead of buying or renting a taxi …

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Friday Tidbits For The Weekend

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As we head into the weekend, here are a few deals that are worth looking at… Win Miles And Cruises from AA This sweepstakes shows up from time to time but it costs you nothing and could earn you a nice vacation. Sign up for weekly cruise deals from American and you’ll have a chance …

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Tidbits From Around The Industry

As we head into Friday, here are a few non-Earth shattering pieces from around the travel industry. Enjoy your weekend. Delta Is Hiring Airlines are growing again. Delta is in need of over 1,000 flight attendants for a job that appears harder to get than admission to a top university. For a job that seems to …

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Uber (Re)Launches Visa Local Offers For 10% Rebates

One of the nice things about Uber is that they seem to have a partnership with everybody to give you miles, hotel points or something else for using their services. But I just got an email telling me that they have relaunched an oldie but really goodie, giving you up to 10% in credits for …

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SPG And Uber Underwhelm

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SPG and Uber have modified their points-earning agreement and, as modifications usually go, it’s a downgrade. You’ll Earn Fewer Points Chastity: I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be ‘whelmed’?Bianca: I think you can in Europe. -From the movie Ten Things I Hate About You Whelming …

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Last Chance for United Credit Card (And Take Uber to The Airport)

United 50,000 Miles Credit Card This is it. One day (today) left to pick up 50,000 miles from United before the bonus goes back to 30,000. The card is not something you need unless you are a United frequent flyer, but it does come with a couple of lounge passes, which can save your skin …

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An Uber Deal, Free Accor Points And Hotel Tips

Happy Monday to everyone. Here’s a bit about what’s going on in the world of travel. Uber Deal with Capital One It’s not as good as last year’s 20% rebate, but Capital One Quicksilver is partnering again with Uber to offer a rebate on all Uber rides that you book to the card. This year, …

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Chase Giveth, Chase Taketh Away and American Addeth…

There’s some interesting stuff related to Chase floating around on the Interweb today, as well as a nice touch from American Airlines for delayed flights. Here’s a look: Chase giveth… Chase is back with another great Marriott Rewards card. In fact, this is the best one that I’ve ever seen. Not only does it offer …

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