For many drivers and riders in sunny Queensland this is music to their ears. For months now parts of the government have trying to ban the billion dollar ride sharing company due to the Australian Taxi Network.
Uber is officially legal in Queensland from September 5
However many people are disagreeing and not happy with the move as they are concerned about safety and taxi drivers.
Due to the service being legalised the Taxi industry will be given a 100 million dollar assistance package.
There is word of dedicated Uber zones have been set up in the city and also soon a zone for the airport.
Various types of Uber’s available in Brisbane
I’m extremely happy to see the service being legalised and will continue to use the brilliant service.
An interesting partnership today has risen with the Australian back Westpac the major ride sharing service Uber. Uber is a company that is excelling in the travel world with benefits such as earning points with Starwood preferred guest.
The benefits are that you’ll get every 4th Uber ride free (Up to $25) until the end of 2016 when using a Westpac altitude card as the main form of payment. For some this will prove to be quite valuable.
All the information can be found at Westpac and Uber partnership and on the Australian Uber site.
As well as earning free Uber’s you also be earning points each time you spend.
The earn rate for the cards are as follows:
Points earned on eligible purchases – American Express Card $1 = 2 Altitude Points $1 = 1 Qantas Point
Points earned on eligible purchases – Visa Card $1 = 1 Altitude Point $1 = 0.5 Qantas Points
Altitude rewards can also be transferred to 5 other airlines programs:
Virgin Australia – Velocity
Singapore Airlines – KrisFlyer
Malaysia Airlines – Enrich
Air New Zealand – Airpoints
Cathay Pacific – AsiaMiles
It’s nice to see Uber partnering with Australian organisations. Uber it currently legal in all states but Queensland, not sure why. This promotion will be very useful for westpac card holders and regular Uber uses.