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Airport runs

Uber nation

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I just want some feedback. When I have an airport run I don't stick around there waiting to get a trip request. So what I'm wondering is what everyone else does when they get an airport run. Do u hang around and get in line to get a trip or not? I do.not hang around and get into line cause I'm missing from trips. Like I said just want feedback cause I can't decide if it's worth me hanging around.
 

Wiz65

Active Member
Check incoming flights and queue size. Most times I don't stay.
If I want to take a nap or read, I stay.
 

bigga519

Well-Known Member
I just want some feedback. When I have an airport run I don't stick around there waiting to get a trip request. So what I'm wondering is what everyone else does when they get an airport run. Do u hang around and get in line to get a trip or not? I do.not hang around and get into line cause I'm missing from trips. Like I said just want feedback cause I can't decide if it's worth me hanging around.
Depends on the time of day and how many cars are in the queue usually you can get a Queue under 30 in the early mornings and late at night and the waits are pretty short during those times. if I do an airport run and the queue is above 40 or 50 I don't stick around. It's just not worth it. The other night between eight and midnight I did nothing but go back-and-forth from the airport I was trying something new. I would get an airport pick up and take them to their destination turn off my app and then drive back to the airport and then turn the app back on and wait for the next pick up. I repeated that about five times in that four hour timeframe and made $130. At least with the airport fares you know it's a minimum guarantee of at least $15-$20 per rider. This would only work late at night because the waits during the day would be too long. Plus it was a random Wednesday night. My last run of the night back to the airport I didn't even have to wait in the lot I got a hit as soon as I got off the airport exit which has never happened before to me.
 

Justadollar

Active Member
Depends on the time of day and how many cars are in the queue usually you can get a Queue under 30 in the early mornings and late at night and the waits are pretty short during those times. if I do an airport run and the queue is above 40 or 50 I don't stick around. It's just not worth it. The other night between eight and midnight I did nothing but go back-and-forth from the airport I was trying something new. I would get an airport pick up and take them to their destination turn off my app and then drive back to the airport and then turn the app back on and wait for the next pick up. I repeated that about five times in that four hour timeframe and made $130. At least with the airport fares you know it's a minimum guarantee of at least $15-$20 per rider. This would only work late at night because the waits during the day would be too long. Plus it was a random Wednesday night. My last run of the night back to the airport I didn't even have to wait in the lot I got a hit as soon as I got off the airport exit which has never happened before to me.
Just curious, in that 4 hour time period how many total miles did you drive?
 

bigga519

Well-Known Member
Just curious, in that 4 hour time period how many total miles did you drive?
I did about 180 miles during that four hour block all together. I did try the destination filter on my first two trips towards the airport but didn't get any hits. Would have been nice to make money towards the airport too but oh well still did pretty decent in that four hour block. I was just turning and burning. I may try that a few more times. Like I said the conditions have to be right. Has to be later at night when the queues are lower and the parkway traffic is light, like a weekday night. Its all about getting back and forth to the airport fast and with as little wait time as possible in the cell phone lot. Each time I came back to the airport throughout the night my wait time was less and less. During my five runs my wait time Went from 35 minutes, to 26, to 20, to 12, to no wait at all that last run back.
 

MasterKNinja

Well-Known Member
My last run of the night back to the airport I didn't even have to wait in the lot I got a hit as soon as I got off the airport exit which has never happened before to me.
Yeah a lot of people don't realize that most days demand peaks at like 11pm. I've gotten pings just turning on the airport road numerous times then or after. It helps that I'm a night owl so 11pm is early for me. It's rare that I'm out that way, but I was tonight. Only 11 drivers in the queue around 8pm. Buy the time I hit the head & bought a drink, I had a ping.

My take on the airport: there are busier travel days: Friday & Monday, followed by Thursday and Sunday. There are also higher demand times: noon, 4pm, 11pm. So it can be worthwhile cause there might not be an hour or longer queue. If I end up at the airport it's either cause I've caught a long ride there from East of the city, at which point I'm way up in hourly earnings, so can just chill even for an hour, cause It'll likely be followed up by a $20 ride back to the city. Or if I've been driving 3-4 hours & end up within 15 minutes of the airport. Then I'll head up if it's one of those days/times, cause I could probably use a break that ends with a guaranteed decent length ride.
 

bigga519

Well-Known Member
Yeah a lot of people don't realize that most days demand peaks at like 11pm. I've gotten pings just turning on the airport road numerous times then or after. It helps that I'm a night owl so 11pm is early for me. It's rare that I'm out that way, but I was tonight. Only 11 drivers in the queue around 8pm. Buy the time I hit the head & bought a drink, I had a ping.

My take on the airport: there are busier travel days: Friday & Monday, followed by Thursday and Sunday. There are also higher demand times: noon, 4pm, 11pm. So it can be worthwhile cause there might not be an hour or longer queue. If I end up at the airport it's either cause I've caught a long ride there from East of the city, at which point I'm way up in hourly earnings, so can just chill even for an hour, cause It'll likely be followed up by a $20 ride back to the city. Or if I've been driving 3-4 hours & end up within 15 minutes of the airport. Then I'll head up if it's one of those days/times, cause I could probably use a break that ends with a guaranteed decent length ride.
Yep last night it happened to me again but I was even farther away from the airport this time. Was doing a trip from the rivers casino to moon and I still had 15 minutes left on the trip and I got a ping for the airport! Shocking I know lol. This was around 12:45am. I'm guessing the cell phone lot must have been empty if I was getting an airport ping that far away from the airport. So I drop the rivers casino guy off, head to the airport and there was 15 people at the uber drop off zone all looking at their phones trying to get an uber lol. Very high late night demand last night at the airport. Last night in general was on fire all night. Surge city, and LOTS of Philly fans in town for the stadium series hockey game. I worked 11:30p-3:30a and made $150. Good night!
 

TheRealGnash

Active Member
When I go to the airport, I usually stop at the cell lot and use the port a John. Then I check the queue, sit for about 10 min, get bored and leave. Uber around up by all those stores then head back toward town. Delpends on the traffic. Definitely use the outhouse though. You never know when you'll get another chance.
 

bigga519

Well-Known Member
When I go to the airport, I usually stop at the cell lot and use the port a John. Then I check the queue, sit for about 10 min, get bored and leave. Uber around up by all those stores then head back toward town. Delpends on the traffic. Definitely use the outhouse though. You never know when you'll get another chance.
Ugh I don't mess with that port a potty. I go right to the Sunoco to piss. Pick up a drink and a sammich and wait for the next one.
 
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