Preface: This post has two very disappointing updates at the bottom that show how this program is now almost totally useless.
Frontier Airlines requires you to earn miles on your Frontier loyalty account every six months or your miles can expire (I say can because my GF recently went 8 months between Frontier flights without her miles expiring).
Want to keep your Frontier miles alive for 15 years without ever having to fly? Continue reading
I recently had a chance to spend a night in the heart of historic Milan, Italy.
It’s a mash of fashion, food, art and history that I would love to one day get to know better.
For now, here are a few photos from 24 hours there:
A couple bits of news from the Frontier Airlines front.
First, they’ve extended the double and triple miles promotion I posted about earlier:
According to several testimonies on Reddit.com/r/churning, Chase is now offering a sign-up bonus of 70K points after $4K spend on the Sapphire Preferred credit card, for targeted Chase Bank in-store applicants only.
Cute factor — 10/10
Value — 2/10
Just like its planes, Frontier’s credit cards are adorned in adorable wild animals. Continue reading
Great news for Silicon Valley drivers: Uber is raising its prices.
Bad news for Silicon Valley riders: Uber is raising its prices.
Uber users in this approximate area will now see UberPool, UberX and UberXL fare increases of 20%:
Uber introduced a program a few months ago called Local Offers, which allowed you to earn Uber ride credits by using your linked Visa credit card at participating local businesses.
Each business offered a certain amount of points per dollar spent, and for every 100 points you would get a $10 Uber ride credit.
This week I reserved a car for an upcoming trip through AutoSlash, my favorite site for finding cheap car rentals.
AutoSlash is great because it finds you the cheapest rental options, then keeps looking for a cheaper price up until your reservation date.
Since Payless was the substantially cheaper option from AutoSlash this time, I chose to reserve with them.
I’ve heard a lot of people talk about Virgin America as their favorite airline.
The Bay Area-based airline is popular for its quirky style, friendly employees and reliable air service.
I finally got a chance to fly with Virgin America recently, from SFO to Dulles.
Does it live up to the hype?
When there are more drivers than ride requests at the airport, Uber makes drivers park in a cell phone waiting lot where they enter a digital queue in order to receive requests.
Problem is, at SFO the waiting lot is about a 10-minute drive away, so passengers usually have to wait at least that long after requesting a ride home. Continue reading