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Determining the length of the ride

labloverva

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Is there a way to determine the length of a ride before setting out ? Seems to me, that since Uber knows the starting location and the ending location they should tell us the length, so we can avoid multiple short rides. That seems to be all I get.
Another thing that annoys me is riders that do not tip. 90% of my riders don't tip!
 

Zaarc

Member
Is there a way to determine the length of a ride before setting out ? Seems to me, that since Uber knows the starting location and the ending location they should tell us the length, so we can avoid multiple short rides. That seems to be all I get.
Another thing that annoys me is riders that do not tip. 90% of my riders don't tip!
"earn" gold status and the app will tell you the length of the ride.
 

CTK

Well-Known Member
Is there a way to determine the length of a ride before setting out ? Seems to me, that since Uber knows the starting location and the ending location they should tell us the length, so we can avoid multiple short rides. That seems to be all I get.
Another thing that annoys me is riders that do not tip. 90% of my riders don't tip!
The absolute last thing Uber wants is your ability to avoid multiple short rides. That, in a nutshell, is why you don't see destination or distance info. You *can* see it if you're a gold partner, but that's only if you maintain an 85%+ acceptance rate. So you can see it, but you can only decline 1 in 10 to continue to see it, which makes seeing it pretty useless. 😆
 

Zaarc

Member
The absolute last thing Uber wants is your ability to avoid multiple short rides. That, in a nutshell, is why you don't see destination or distance info. You *can* see it if you're a gold partner, but that's only if you maintain an 85%+ acceptance rate. So you can see it, but you can only decline 1 in 10 to continue to see it, which makes seeing it pretty useless. 😆
For what it's worth I actually prefer lot a of short trips...preferably stacked. But keep in mind that the 85 percent thing is based on your last 7 days. So if you screw it up you are good to go the next week. I was at 89 but have been on vacation for a week so now I am back to 100.
 

CTK

Well-Known Member
For what it's worth I actually prefer lot a of short trips...preferably stacked. But keep in mind that the 85 percent thing is based on your last 7 days. So if you screw it up you are good to go the next week. I was at 89 but have been on vacation for a week so now I am back to 100.
So what? My point is that it's a feature that gives you information designed to help you make a choice, but punishes you for making that choice. That's regardless of how often it resets.
 

Zaarc

Member
So what? My point is that it's a feature that gives you information designed to help you make a choice, but punishes you for making that choice. That's regardless of how often it resets.
I agree that it is not a perfect system...maybe even a shitty one....but it can be helpful if used judiciously. Generally I don't decline a lot unless I have to pee or I want to go home, now that DF is history.
 

FLKeys

Well-Known Member
Is there a way to determine the length of a ride before setting out ? Seems to me, that since Uber knows the starting location and the ending location they should tell us the length, so we can avoid multiple short rides. That seems to be all I get.
Another thing that annoys me is riders that do not tip. 90% of my riders don't tip!
My understanding was this information was given originally, however drivers were cherry picking good trips only and created a poor experience for PAX going short distances. This was not in Ubers best interest so they eliminated that feature. Now they are bringing it back in the Uber Pro feature for those that have it in their market. However once your acceptance rate drops below a certain point you will lose that information again.
 
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