LaGuardia Airport Announces $15 Flat-Rate Rides From LGA to Manhattan & Brooklyn

Going between LaGuardia Airport and Manhattan  is a pain. Granted, it’s easy to get from JFK to Manhattan using public transportation, and the same can be said about Newark International Airport. But LGA has no public transportation that will get you to the city in a simple or timely fashion.

LaGuardia is also in the middle of an $8 billion construction project that has made driving to/from the airport a nightmare. In fact, this past summer, during the height of vacation season, passengers have even been known to leave their cars and walk to the airport in order to get to their planes on time.

Well, LGA construction continues and the holiday season is another time of heavy airport use. To help ease some of the vehicle congestion, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (they’re the government agency that runs the airport) has announced a simple and cheap way to get rides from LGA.

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Easy Way To Get AMEX Annual Fees Waived, Craziest Resort Fee Ever, More Reasons To Avoid Ride Sharing, & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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My First Fraud Case Using Lyft. Are They Any Easier To Deal With Than Uber?

I got a chance to try out Lyft instead of Uber on a visit to New York. While most of my Lyft rides were for business, I did use the service for some personal rides mainly because of the $5 credit I received for every 5 work rides. It’s no surprise that I was eventually cammed by a Lyft driver.

Scammers don’t care which platform they’re using. I’ve been scammed by Uber drivers by taking me on a longer route resulting in a higher fare as well as another driver reporting that they picked me up and took me for a ride consisting of 1 city block.

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The Cards I Am Now Using For Travel Expenses

I have a quandary. I’m no longer sure what card to use for my travel expenses. It used to be pretty clear cut. There was the card I used when I wanted to get travel protection. I had a card that earned the most points for expenses that other cards didn’t cover. I even had a card to use for my tolls and UBER expenses.

Well, things change. Some cards devalue while others become more valuable. So where do I sit right now when it comes to travel charges?

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First Impressions After Using Lyft For Two Weeks Instead Of Uber

When planning a trip, I’ll obsess for longer than I should over which hotel to stay at or which airline to fly on. However, when I’m traveling, I try not to overcomplicate things. That’s why until now, I’ve never bothered to sign up for Lyft. I have an account with Uber and while their system causes me to worry about my user rating, I’m generally happy with the service I receive from drivers. Well, those who don’t try to overcharge me by going a different route or don’t even pick me up at all, anyway.

I’ve found that many drivers work with both Uber and Lyft so what’s the difference between the two? I didn’t want to have another app on my phone to worry about. Well, that was until I went on a work trip where I needed to use ride-sharing services to get from my hotel to my worksite every day. When I tried to add my corporate credit card with Uber, it wouldn’t work and since Uber’s solution was to “try another card,” I did something different. I signed up for Lyft.

I used the service for my work rides for two weeks, along with taking personal rides with them and with Uber. Here are my impressions of the two competing services for rides in the same area around the same time.

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