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$6 airport quest brings all the ants to the yard

Discussion in 'Stories' started by HotUberMess, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. WhatIs42

    WhatIs42

    Location:
    Atlanta
    Guess I was lucky. i did 8 airport pickups in Atlanta that day. still extra $48 was nothing to go crazy with.
     
  2. HotUberMess

    HotUberMess

    Location:
    Orlando
    I did some recon, and it took two hours to get halfway through the list and I gave up. I’m not a bullpen driver so I really just wanted to see how long it would be.
     
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  3. JimKE

    JimKE

    Location:
    Miami
    Your dedication to research is admirable, lol!
     
  4. Yam Digger

    Yam Digger

    Location:
    Toronto
    Driving:
    UberX
    In my neck of the woods, it takes 2 hours to get a ping at Pearson; and even then, they’re usually just going downtown for $30 CAD. Not worth the wait. When I do an airport drop, I don’t fool around in The ****ter waiting lot; I just get back on the highway and go back downtown or elsewhere.
     
  5. Christinebitg

    Christinebitg

    Location:
    Houston
    Driving:
    UberX
    And that's probably on a good day.

    Right after I started driving, I went to one of the Houston airports. It maybe dropped 10 in an hour. But wait, it's worse than that...

    Once you're near the top of the list, there's an incentive to hang in there and stay in the queue. It's easier to say "Eff this, I'm going home" if you're near the bottom of the list.

    Christine
     
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  6. JimKE

    JimKE

    Location:
    Miami
    I do 10 minutes to time the queue. If I'm not within 10 more minutes of getting a ping (20 minutes total), I leave -- and that really simplifies the whole airport mess.

    Yesterday the queue was low, and I got a ping 6 minutes into my wait. Short ride ($7 plus $5 in-app tip -- thanks Dave!), kept my queue position. So I went back -- immediate ping, $17.

    Those were my two airport rides in the last 3 months, and probably will be my last for another 3 months.
     
  7. JaxRod

    JaxRod

    Location:
    Miami, FL
  8. Zap

    Zap

    Location:
    Chicago
    Driving:
    UberX
  9. Beepbeep41

    Beepbeep41

    Location:
    Brisbane
    Driving:
    UberX
    Not much Que here in Brisbane, Australia. We got rematch, sets you up with a job when you drop off even if ants are in que...
     
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  10. Hono driver

    Hono driver

    Location:
    Honolulu
    Easily a one hour wait if not longer. This is where ex cabbies go and make $10hr.
     

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  12. Kodyhead

    Kodyhead

    Location:
    South Floreduh
    Driving:
    UberSUV
    I bet if the airport surges all requests are rematches or sent to drivers who accept the first ping without surges with the new rule
     
  13. SurgeMasterMN

    SurgeMasterMN

    Location:
    Mpls
    I would invest in a car seat based on that line up
     
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  14. they put rematches on pause through Christmas here in chicago. I have put airport rides on pause as a response....
     
  15. JimKE

    JimKE

    Location:
    Miami
    I'm not even sure we have rematches any more at MIA, but I got a nice ride after a <10 minute wait yesterday -- $40 (including $13 long ride surge) +$20 tip.

    There was a $7 surge and the queue was 106-110, but it was flying. I barely had time to visit the Casino/Executive Lounge venue.
     

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