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Well… that didn’t last long 🙂

Uber Las Vegas

Yesterday I wrote that Uber had (finally) entered into Las Vegas (and Reno).  For the longest time, the strict taxi-related laws (and corrupt taxi unions, depending on who you ask) had kept Uber out of Las Vegas and the rest of Nevada.


They didn’t even make it a full day.  From the Las Vegas Sun

It didn’t take long for Uber to come to a screeching halt in Nevada. District Court Judge James Russell in Carson City has blocked Uber from offering any rides in the state through at least Nov. 7. A hearing is set for Nov. 6.

The state’s attorney general sought the temporary order late Friday afternoon.

Four cars driven for Uber had been impounded statewide for not being licensed as of midafternoon and faced fines of up to $10,000, said Teri Williams, a spokeswoman for the Nevada Taxicab Authority.

Uber seems to have a history of just moving in to markets, even when the laws don’t allow them, and hoping to get laws changed.  It has worked in some markets, not in others, and it remains to be seen how it will play out here.

7500 American AAdvantage miles for test driving a Cadillac

A few weeks ago American and Cadillac announced a partnership that included 7500 AAdvantage miles for test driving a Cadillac.

cadillacI did my test drive earlier this week and it was (as I expected) super easy.  Hat tip to View from the Wing, but it appears that promotion is now ended.  Going to the promotion page gives a message saying

Thanks for your interest. The Cadillac test drive program is now closed.

The program may be closed, but you can still experience the exceptional Cadillac lineup.

Visit your local dealership to test drive any Cadillac vehicle, including the striking 2015 CTS sedan with available adaptive cruise control and available OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi®*. The available Wi-Fi hotspot works inside your CTS and up to 50 feet away as long as your vehicle is on, while the 4G LTE allows you to use your laptop or tablet as a mobile office with a reliable connection.

So if you didn’t get in on that, I guess you’ll have to wait for the next big promotion, but the good news is that something will undoubtedly come before too long!


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