Travel News: Week of April 23, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines tail

Top Travel News U.S. Teen ‘Lucky’ to Be Alive After Stowing Away in wheel way on Calif.-Hawaii Flight  After deaths of 13, Everest Sherpas say they are abandoning climbing season Vueling launches world’s first ‘smart watch’ boarding pass Oregon wines fly free on Alaska Airlines as ‘pilot program’ partnership is extended Berlin Court Tells Uber […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Use Uber or Lyft Instead of a Taxi

Uber

Use Uber or Lyft Instead of a Taxi In last Friday’s tip, I shared a great deal available right now on ride-sharing service Lyft. Well, we received a lot of questions from people asking for more information on how to use rise-sharing services, so here’s what to do: Set up an Uber or Lyft account […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Try Lyft, Get a Free Ride Up to $50

Lyft

As you know, I’m a huge fan of uberX since it’s much more convenient and cheaper than a regular taxi (here’s a code for $20 off your first ride). I haven’t tried their competitor Lyft yet, but I just downloaded their app because—credit to SlickDeals.com here—they’re right now offering a free ride (up to $50) for all first-time […]

Travel News: Week of April 16, 2014

Emirates

Top Travel News Italian court bans Emirates from flying transatlantic from Italy Calif. bill would end SeaWorld killer whale shows United Plans World’s Longest Boeing 787 Non-Stop Routes Airbnb Hosts in San Francisco Facing Wave of Evictions Gas prices to edge down for summer vacation Teen girl who sent terroristic tweet to AA is arrested […]

Alaska Airlines and Uber Offer Free Rides to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Uber

Are you traveling to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Dec. 23 and 24? If so listen up because Alaska Airlines and Uber are partnering to offer free rides during the two-day promotion, Alaska Airlines will pay for one ride, up to $50*, to shuttle travelers to the airport in comfortable town cars. Travelers can request a ride through […]

Travel App of the Week: Uber

Uber

Uber’s been around for a while but I realized I’d never featured it when a bunch of my friends asked me what it is. Uber is basically your on-demand private driver or taxi (uberX). Users can request a ride at any time using their iPhone and Android apps or straight from their mobile website (m.uber.com; […]