News and notes from around the interweb:
- Up to 3% rebate card will launch next year after $8.5 million series A financing.
- The lengths some riders will go to scam Uber/Lyft rides
Yesterday my sister was deactivated and put “under investigation” with Lyft after a customer reported her for being under the influence of some substance not specified. It was an $80 ride…
In the backseat, a down stem with bowl piece to a bong was left or planted by the riders along with three emptied beer cans . So as of right now she can’t drive and is also not being paid for the ride that she gave.
- 10,000 United PerksPlus points for downloading the free ETA app. PerksPlus is United’s business program (like American’s Business ExtrAA and Delta’s SkyBonus) and points can be redeemed for awards or 10,000 points transfer to 5000 miles. (HT: Nick B) Valid through December 31 and you need to be a member of PerksPlus (or first join as a company).
Download ETA on your mobile device and sign in with your work email.
Tap on Profile at the bottom, and then select United PerksPlus Setup.
Tap Setup to chat with an ETA agent (please be sure to have on hand your Account ID, XXXXX, and your Tour Code, XXXXX) to link your company United PerksPlus.
- About that Tito’s vodka you drink onboard. The implication that all vodka tastes the same is of course silly.
- Hotels are full and rates are up year-over-year.
In comparison with the week of 9-15 October 2016, the industry recorded the following:
Occupancy: +2.4% to 72.3%
Average daily rate (ADR): +5.3% to US$130.83
Revenue per available room (RevPAR): +7.8% to US$94.58
- Brian Sumers of Skift interviews the CEO of Star Alliance airline ANA. They are looking at new US cities and won’t reduce first class seats below 8 — and he explains why they serve sashimi but not sushi onboard. Which reminds me that if you find yourself in Austin you must go to Kyōten Sushiko for omakase at dinner.