Get a 30% bonus when transferring hotel points to United

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Have a Star Alliance redemption in mind and stash of hotel points waiting to be used? Here’s your opportunity, as United is offering a 30% bonus when converting points from Marriott, IHG, Choice, AccorHotels, Radisson, Shangri-La, World of Hyatt or Wyndham loyalty programs into United miles. However, the best transfers are with Marriott or Radisson. …

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Deal alert: Flights to Cancún from $189 round-trip

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

For more TPG news and deals delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter here: https://thepointsguy.com/mailing-list/ Winter is coming. And that means we’re looking at destinations down south to escape the coming cold. We’re seeing flights to Cancún (CUN) for as little as $189 round-trip on airlines like Delta, United, JetBlue …

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Deal alert: Amtrak offers 35% off routes nationwide

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

For more TPG news and deals delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter here: https://thepointsguy.com/mailing-list/ Amtrak just rolled out their latest sale, with discounts of 35% on nearly all routes across America in celebration of Grandparents Day. The sale runs through Sept. 9 for travel from Oct. 1 to Feb. …

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Deal Alert: Amtrak’s New Acela Nonstop From $130 One-Way

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Want to see the latest travel deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Thursday morning, Amtrak announced it will launch nonstop service on its high-speed Acela train between New York’s Penn Station and Washington DC’s Union Station later this year. …

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Boeing Loses $5.6 Billion Over 737 MAX Grounding

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Boeing expects to take a $5.6 billion hit due to the 737 MAX grounding, it said in a statement Thursday. The company said that the grounding will result in a $5.6 billion reduction of revenue and pre-tax earnings, or $4.9 billion after tax, in the second quarter of 2019. Costs include having to compensate airlines …

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Get Uber Credits for Making Mid-Ride Purchases

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Uber riders have seen many changes to the passenger experience recently. It rolled out Uber Rewards, its new loyalty program, and has introduced new product offerings like Uber Comfort and made improvements to its premium service, Uber Black. Some may have even noticed a tiny box situated next to drivers that’s stocked full of items …

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The CEO of Uber Tells TPG What’s in His Wallet, and His Favorite Perks of Uber Rewards

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Dara Khosrowshahi became the CEO of the world’s largest ride-hailing company in 2017, and has presided over a series of initiatives diversifying the company outside of its core ride-hailing business. Wednesday in Washington, DC, Khosrowshahi sat down with TPG to talk about the future of the company, its co-branded credit card, and his favorite perks of …

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