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Discussion in 'Denver' started by ODAWD, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. ODAWD

    ODAWD New Member

    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Driving:
    UberX
    Been sitting in the queue for nearly 4 hours today.
    Should of bailed a long time ago.

    Am I dumb for even attempting to do the airport queue?

    How many of you are using or ignoring the Denver airport?
     
  2. Crazy_urn

    Crazy_urn Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Frederick, CO
    With rematch the queue is a terrible idea. Unless you're there when there are a lot of flights coming in and none going out you are going to waste your time.
     
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  3. Urban Uber

    Urban Uber Well-Known Member

    Location:
    boulder
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    What??? How long did you eventually stay. But the real question is what type of fare//trip would be received to compensate ( profit) for your wait time??? I think the strategy after drop off and no rematch is to head away from DIA and hope for a trip back and a possible re-match... new hotels near UC hospital, old Stapleton hotels, etc.
     
  4. Kaiser Soze

    Kaiser Soze Active Member

    Location:
    Denver
    4 hours? You could've made 100 bucks in those 4 hours. Always be in motion.
     
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  5. Daisey77

    Daisey77 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Denver
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    What platform were you running?
     
  6. extraneat

    extraneat New Member

    Location:
    Denver
    Unless you’re tired,going to the que is the stupidest thing you can do. If you don’t get a rematch, just venture out of the airport few miles and you will get a ping.
     
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  7. Medic303

    Medic303 Active Member

    Location:
    Denver
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    My waits are upwards of 4-5 hours also. I don’t like putting on miles so waiting isn’t a big deal for me. I nap there when tired and I split my time watching movies or running my business. Since Uber isn’t my main income I can justify those waits.
     
  8. DenverRideGirl

    DenverRideGirl Active Member

    Location:
    Denver
    You’d make min $15 on even the slowest days usually — so in that 4 hrs you could of made at least $60. Unless you want to nap don’t go there. We have all done it — usually more than once. No matter even if I’m resting I tend to get kicked out some way some how out of que or lose contact with Uber or Lyft so it’s almost always a bust

    Live and learn.
     
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  9. Medic303

    Medic303 Active Member

    Location:
    Denver
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    I’ve seen other people say they got kicked out. What does that mean?

    On my phone the queue number goes away but if I sit and wait a minute or so it comes right back. Is that was happens to you guys?
     
  10. Kaiser Soze

    Kaiser Soze Active Member

    Location:
    Denver
    If you're going to wait, why not wait at home? Sitting in a parking lot for 4 hours seems wasteful, but have at it.
     
  11. Medic303

    Medic303 Active Member

    Location:
    Denver
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    My home is also my office so waiting here gets me away. Plus I like to people watch. But it’s not as entertaining as the 16th ST mall so here I can actually get work done as well haha
     
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  12. Kaiser Soze

    Kaiser Soze Active Member

    Location:
    Denver
    Me too. But that lot is depressing.
     
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  13. Daisey77

    Daisey77 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Denver
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    You could always try cranking up the music and dancing on the hood. I'm sure we all could use a little entertainment out there:D
     
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  14. 03qsz06

    03qsz06 New Member

    Location:
    Denver
    I never go to the queue, if I don't get a rematch after dropping off a rider by the exit, I head back into town. I went into it the first time as 23 and after an hour was 18. I left and have tried it 1 more time and it just confirmed what I knew. What a waste of time.
     
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  15. MercDuke

    MercDuke Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The Solar System
    Driving:
    UberPREMIUM
    Yep it's a total waste of time
    And it's not safe, anything could happen, it's like a Prison Yard, you could get shanked!
    Lol
     
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  16. Lyfygatoloco

    Lyfygatoloco New Member

    Location:
    Denver
    My first attempt waiting 4.5 hrs in the pig pen resulted in locking my keys in my car and having to spend $85 to get car open by locksmith. I met some nice people attempting to find a hanger to open my door but no one had one. Should have abandoned it hours earlier but I am stupid (for locking keys inside car) and stubborn and insisted on sticking it out sure that I’d get a long trip with a fat tip. When I finally did get pinged it was a short ride with 2 passengers who combined with their giant luggage, that barely fit in my trunk/front seat, easily weighed 1000 lbs. combined. Got a msg from lyft about how short trips can be frustrating and if I headed back to lot I “might” be rewarded with a better spot in queue. I will never sit in that lot again.
     
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  17. ubergrind

    ubergrind Active Member

    Location:
    denver, CO
    If you're going to sit in the lot, when you get a ping you should figure out what general direction you're going. Call the passenger and ask. No need to waste 4 hours in a lot and only go down the street. Also, you can decline trips until you see what you want. I declined 3 60 + minute trips when I was in there yesterday. You'll also notice that many drivers will decline Uber Express/ pool and it will kick down to the next driver. If I am on a tight schedule I will accept those and hit stop new request. I generally don't like uber poo/express since those airport rides don't tip as frequently as regular rides.

    There are certain times when the lot moves quickly. I won't park in the lot when I know it will be over an hour wait. If you can figure out the days and times you won't sit in the lot for more than an hour it can be beneficial especially if you have some other work to do.
     
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  18. Kaiser Soze

    Kaiser Soze Active Member

    Location:
    Denver
    Yep. I think I was patient enough to land a run once. Still was there for an hour or so. In general, w/o a rematch, an airport run just isn't worth it.
     
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  19. MercDuke

    MercDuke Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The Solar System
    Driving:
    UberPREMIUM
    Everyone has their own way of doing this. Obviously some of us like hanging at the airport, they're easy trips, highway miles with business passengers usually. If you dont want to make use of the lot and the que, dont go there. More rides quicker for those of us that do!
     
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  20. graphicgenie

    graphicgenie Active Member

    Location:
    homeless
    100000m highway > 20000m sity

    no mountain miles unless surge or $50 tip upfront
     
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