Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Tell Your Driver Your House is Vacant

Driver

Don’t Tell Your Driver Your House is Vacant You might have seen in the news last week that an Uber driver has been accused of trying to rob a passenger’s home after dropping her off at the airport. It’s unfortunate that it happened (though fortunate that he got caught), but the lesson here is to never tell your driver […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of March 4, 2015

Uber

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Uber and Starwood Team Up to Give Away Starpoints West Coast – New York LaGuardia flights on horizon? Air France passengers stranded in Manchester ‘so pilot can rest’ Travel Agency Says It Is First to Book Cuba Universal Orlando raises ticket prices You can now book flights […]

Uber and Starwood Team Up to Give Away Starpoints

Starwood Preferred Guest app (Photo: Starwood)

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) loyalty program just announced a new global partnership with ridesharing company Uber. Now you can earn rewards through SPG the next time you catch an Uber. What does this mean for SPG members? Link your SPG and Uber accounts by going to SPG.com/uber After you’ve stayed one night at any Starwood […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Another Uber Tip (+ a Holiday Message)

DCA at Christmas

Another Uber Tip (+ a Holiday Message) Building off of yesterday’s tip: One way to get Uber to pick you up at airports that prohibit the service (i.e. LAX) is to hop on the first hotel shuttle that arrives and then Google/GPS the address of the destination. Then, plug that address into Uber on the way, […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Check Your Apps for Updates

Uber

Check Your Apps for Updates If you use Uber, which I reluctantly do, be sure to doublecheck that the app doesn’t require an update at least 30 minutes before you plan on using it. I learned this the hard way last week when I waited until just a few minutes before I needed a ride […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of December 17, 2014

Delta

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Delta security flaw lets passengers access others’ boarding passes Gogo to install Wi-Fi on American Air’s two-class regional jets Delta rebrands cabins, classes of service United Airlines is giving each of its 23,000 flight attendants an iPhone 6 Plus Chicago is going to build its own app […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of December 10, 2014

JetBlue bill

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Win for travelers: Congress caps airline-ticket TSA fees Korean Air Executive Ejects Crew Member After Poor Nut Service Uber has been banned in Delhi after a driver was accused of raping a passenger American Airlines Set To Upgrade Fleet And Finally Compete With Delta Sir Richard Branson […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of December 3, 2014

Carry-on

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Terrorism Concerns Have U.K., U.S. Eyeing Carry-On Luggage Ban Passenger asked to deplane after emotional support pig was disruptive India Allowing Visas on Arrival for U.S. Tourists United launches seasonal Dublin, Venice routes (flights begin June 4) British man misses honeymoon after air rage forces emergency landing […]