I was wondering what motivates tipping. Does the quality of the vehicle and additional comfort features enhance the mood? Or is it the opposite?
The QUALITY OF THE PASSENGER.I was wondering what motivates tipping. Does the quality of the vehicle and additional comfort features enhance the mood? Or is it the opposite?
Funny thing is if I was in a crappy old car as a pax I might think the guy needs a tip whereas if I am in a new car with nice leather I will realize his car deserves the tip but he probably doesn't need the money.
I had similar. 3 football sized guys. Im an older guy. Pax' never lifted a finger. I humped all luggage to and at Airport. Not a nickel. ScumI had a couple of Select Rides yesterday.
One Lady, long Ride, over an hour. Navigation quit, we did fine.
She was pretty quiet throughout the Ride. Tipped me $15.00 in App.
Next, three Executives, loaded with Luggage, to the Airport. Two Males, one Female.
They kept telling me what a nice Uber SUV I have, blah blah...
They discussed a very successful meeting they just had. I got them in time to the Airport,
Loaded and unloaded eight (8) pieces of luggage.
Result: 5 Stars.
NO TIP. They were from Utah. I guess they are punished enough.
I drive a 7 passenger SUV and supply water and snacks and still find that the majority of pax don't tip. I am open to all trips my vehicle is eligible for but I am thinking of giving up pool rides because I have had a few pissed off pax when they are first in and last out and the ride isn't exactly in line. I also find that these pax never tip.
Two airport runs last week, picked up both within close proximity to where I live (one mile) and drove about 20 miles for each pax.
1) Drove in a 2008 G35 (used Lyft) - received $15 tip.
2) Drove in a Tesla Model S (used Uber) - received $10 tip.
aside from the idea of it being silly to drive these kinds of cars for rideshare, I believe it's more the quality of service as opposed to the kind of car.