Bits ‘n Pieces for June 1, 2013

News and Notes from Around the Interweb:

  • $35 Free Credit for new Uber (on-demand car service) users is available through June 5.
  • Enter a comment in my blog giveaway by Noon eastern on Sunday for a chance to win a 2-night HYATT house stay with ‘very important resident’ status.
  • United appears to have eliminated the option to redeem points earned via their co-branded credit card for elite qualifying miles.
  • Air France first class awards are now available for redemption, and not just for elite members spending double miles. The prices are silly, though, especially for a product that’s below world standard. And they’re outrageously priced even as 50% off promo awards.
  • Rapid Travel Chai had a much more difficult time getting a transit visa to visit Saudi Arabia than Matthew Klint did.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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