Bits ‘n Pieces for February 12, 2013

News and notes from around the interweb:

  • Head for Points passes along a £20 signup bonus for Uber with promo code URBANJUNKIES. Meant for U.K. residents, I haven’t tested to see whether the code will work for others. The standard offer (my referral link, as always feel free to leave yours in the comments) provides a $10 credit towards your first ride and $10 to the person whose link you used to join once you use the service.

  • Wandering Aramean has updated his very useful tool for calculating the cost of an award ticket using British Airways Avios points to include new oneworld partner Malaysia Airlines. Their award chart is distance-based, and prices each flight segment separately (except for intra-UK segments), and so I find myself consulting this regularly to quickly test how much an award will cost using BA’s miles.

  • One Mile at a Time has the first in a series of guest posts on when travel expenses are tax deductible. What I find most people who frequent this blog want to know is, “How Do You Dispute the Value of a Prize (like Miles) When a Company Sends You a 1099?

  • Rick Steves talks sense on airport security.

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  1. The Avois tool is great and the update makes it even better. I just don’t understand why BA doesn’t do this.

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