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$6 airport quest brings all the ants to the yard

WhatIs42

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

HotUberMess

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If there are >300 people in queue, how long does it take for you number get reached when your position 300?
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.
 

Yam Digger

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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.
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 Shitter waiting lot; I just get back on the highway and go back downtown or elsewhere.
 

Christinebitg

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I did some recon, and it took two hours to get halfway through the list and I gave up
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
 

JimKE

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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.
 

Kodyhead

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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
 

JimKE

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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
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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