Wait for the freight train to show up and cut off access to downtown from the Convention Center for 15 minutes. Pick up pax on the Convention Center side, drive down through Coronado and Imperial Beach to get back up I-5 North. Yeeeeeha, long ride.
They can't even walk to the Gas Lamp when this happens.
At about 5pm surge went as high as $13....idk if it went any higher because the pax i had requested a ride to the Sheraton by the airport. Traffic was beyond rediculous on both 805 and 5...i mean for a Wednesday.......
Caught a few $10 - $14 surge rides at Del Mar around 9ish. Almost zero traffic too, which was a surprise. Some SERIOUS uppity snobs though. Very condescending to boot. Therefore, I was glad that they had to pay surge price.
The only lucky ride I got at last year's Comic Con was a trucker from El Cajon to Poway. His rig broke down and was being serviced in El Cajon. He had to go to a motel in Poway because even the Motel 6 in El Cajon was extremely expensive and sold out. People would hop the trolley to get to the convention center from there.
So you all know my strategy...stay away from downtown, like in another galaxy far far away Luke.