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$6 airport quest brings all the ants to the yard

JimKE

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But, wasn' t that just one time? Houston is at 290 almost 24/7, that's why it's so incredible.
No. We're usually in the high 200's. We're at 186-190 right now and it's 830 PM and no flights coming in.

Orlando is also very busy.

But there is a big difference between Orlando and Miami and Dallas and Houston. Orlando and Miami are major destination airports. Dallas and Houston are airports with a ton of connecting flights, so you don't have as many pax leaving the airport and looking for rides as we do.

A queue of 300 at Miami could only be 30 minutes during peak tourist season around mid/late afternoon when there are a lot of arriving flights. And I suspect the MCO (Orlando) queue also moves very quickly at times.
 
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bobbbobbobb

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I don't get it. Why would anyone enter a queue with that many drivers in it? How long does it take to clear out 400 drivers, even in a big airport? Granted, I drive UberX, and I'm iniMinneapolis so the queue never gets bigger than maybe 70. But I don't even think of driving to the airport unless the queue is 1-5 in which case I'll get a request when I get within a couple miles of the airport. Better to take rides that are close to me NOW.
 

Peterjay303

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I don't get it. Why would anyone enter a queue with that many drivers in it? How long does it take to clear out 400 drivers, even in a big airport? Granted, I drive UberX, and I'm iniMinneapolis so the queue never gets bigger than maybe 70. But I don't even think of driving to the airport unless the queue is 1-5 in which case I'll get a request when I get within a couple miles of the airport. Better to take rides that are close to me NOW.
I assure you I didn’t go. $6 wouldn’t pay for the time I waste getting the pick up done. MIA is a train wreck sometimes and arrivals is always worse than departures.
 

Travisbickle89

New Member
No. We're usually in the high 200's. We're at 186-190 right now and it's 830 PM and no flights coming in.

Orlando is also very busy.

But there is a big difference between Orlando and Miami and Dallas and Houston. Orlando and Miami are major destination airports. Dallas and Houston are airports with a ton of connecting flights, so you don't have as many pax leaving the airport and looking for rides as we do.

A queue of 300 at Miami could only be 30 minutes during peak tourist season around mid/late afternoon when there are a lot of arriving flights. And I suspect the MCO (Orlando) queue also moves very quickly at times.

Now that is some freaking food for thought.
 

dauction

Well-Known Member
Post screenshots of your airport, let’s see who wins the ant olympics :biggrin:

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Hey HUM.... Is that really a lot of drivers CONSIDERING .. that there are roughly 117,808.219178 Passengers at MCO every day ? 43 Million Passengers a year/365 ..

....Just trying to get perspective...everyone getting rides? What is Average the WAIT TIME for a ride?
 

kbrown

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I can't believe that it takes so little to get so many people to a place where you're wasting the most time and likely to make less money overall. No wonder why Uber gives drivers continual rate cuts. They are laughing their *sses off because they know drivers are willing to accept so little. Airports at Thanksgiving are always a no-no for me. The only way I'd do it is if they paid me an additional $25 on top of whatever I made, and pre-charged and pre-paid me in case the rider cancels while I'm fighting the traffic to get to them.

I live in DC, and right now, our main airport is undergoing construction, so it leaves like 2 ways in and 2 ways out.... and the second way in is a bit out of the way, so most people fight to get into the airport through one way. It really is a clusterf*** where I'm at, so a $6 crumb ain't gonna move me towards wasting my time and day.
 

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