Ashley Madison Victims Get A Discount & No More Porn. The Best of the Rest For August 24, 2015

The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length.  On a daily basis, I try to keep track of roughly 100 different blogs (try being the operative word) that have interesting things for you and I to learn from.  Some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others.   This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens […]

Another New SPG Promo And A Painful Change For AAdvantage. The Best of the Rest For Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Today’s Best of the Rest includes a new Starwood promo, new restrictions in NYC for Uber, no more AAdvantage redemptions on Hawaiian Airlines, Marriott bonus points for Hertz rentals and more….

If These Pictures Don’t Make You Sign Up For Uber or Lyft…

A recent trip to New York’s LaGuardia airport provided me an acute reminder of the first day I decided I needed to sign up for Uber. I had flown into New York with my family late in the evening, landing at LaGuardia after 9pm because of departure delays.  We stumbled out to the cab line to find the line stretching endlessly, with no cabs in sight.  After about 30 minutes I was finally able to “convince” a Super Shuttle guy to squeeze us into one of his vans, our kids […]

Virginia Sends Cease And Desist Letters To Uber and Lyft

The Virginia Dept. Of Motor Vehicles has sent cease and desist letters to car services Uber and Lyft. I’ve been a big fan of Uber for a while now and I don’t expect them to go away. But, it has to be frustrating trying to establish themselves in certain markets amidst the minefield of legislation and special interests who are fighting against them. From this report and others it sounds like Uber is working with Virginia DMV to change the legislation in the state to allow them to operate legally. […]