Uber’s Local Offers spending portal is finally back

With the revamp of the Uber app late last year, Uber took away its awesome spending portal that allowed you to earn Uber credits when using your linked Visa card for spend at local stores and restaurants.

Well, it’s finally back.

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Screenshot of opt-in prompt within my Uber app today.

How is it better this time? Continue reading

Crazy Frontier fare alert: SF-Orlando $20, one-way, non-stop, & vice versa

Amid the hoopla of Frontier adding dozens of destinations and routes today, they posted a surprising unannounced fare sale:

In October, you can fly non-stop between San Francisco and Orlando for only $20 each way.

This sale does not require Frontier’s Discount Den membership.

Check out the fare calendar for October: Continue reading

Lyft counterstrikes: drivers to earn the same on Line rides as on normal rides

The low-cost carpool rides offered by Uber and Lyft (where riders share their ride with other riders going in the same direction) have always been a horrible deal for drivers.

As a driver doing Line/Pool rides, I always felt I was doing the work of two rides, but earning the pay of one ride.

But Lyft has now announced a game-changer:

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Photos: SFO plane spotting from a land fill

There’s this thing people do, called plane spotting, where they nerd out and photograph the planes landing and departing (or parked) at an airport.

While I’ve yet to earn the #avgeek badge (try searching “#avgeek” on Twitter or Instagram, where you’ll find hundreds of posts per day), there’s this park by SFO that I figured would be a cool spot to try it out.


A plane descending above the landfill ridge of Seal Point Park.

What is plane spotting? Continue reading