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Uber’s New Update Offers Ride Discounts for Putting Your Full Trip Itinerary Into the App

by Nickolaus Hines May 16, 2022

Uber just announced an update designed to put all of your travel information in one place so you never have to leave the Uber app.

Called Uber Travel, users can link their Gmail to the Uber app and have emailed reservations automatically entered. From there, all of your itinerary information related to getting from one place to the next is in one spot on the Uber app. Users can also easily reserve rides to airports based off the itinerary, of course, and can automatically reserve rides to and from airports. Users get 10 percent Uber Cash back for reserved rides that you make for each leg of the trip.

“We built Uber Travel to take the stress and guesswork out of the travel experience so you can spend more time dreaming about your trip and less time planning it,” Jen You, head of mobility product, said in a statement. “With a few taps, all of your upcoming reservations will be right in your Uber app — and as a busy summer travel season is around the corner, let Uber Travel make your trips as easy as possible.”

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In the update, Uber also announced new features that make experiences more seamless. Groups can book party buses, coach buses, and limos with Uber Charter in the app that works just like other ride booking. Through UberEats, people at certain stadiums can also order food from their seat, get an alert when it’s ready, and pick it up instead of waiting in line. The app shows the food at the venue from closest to farthest depending on your section. This feature is currently only available at Yankee, Dodgers, and Angles stadiums, as well as Capital One Arena in DC, with more to come.

These new features come right as people are gearing up for a busy 2022 travel season — and it’s looking like this year could see less frantically switching between apps at each stop.

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