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Do you cancel rides to NYC?

NorthNJLyftacular

Active Member
I used to take them, now I don't. I've been driving at around 3am lately. Strictly Lyft. I've been getting at least one request a day for lga. I always cancel; it's just not worth it at $.85 per mile.

How do other people deal with this?
 

Wyza

Well-Known Member
I don't even get NY trips anymore. Out of 50 trips a week, I'd be surprised to see 1. I even started setting my destination there for when i have to actually go to NY, but i still don't get any
 

Undermensch

Well-Known Member
I don't even get NY trips anymore. Out of 50 trips a week, I'd be surprised to see 1. I even started setting my destination there for when i have to actually go to NY, but i still don't get any
I see very few now as well.

I'm on the shore though and tend to drive when traffic into the city isn't too bad. So I take them when I get them. They are lucrative for my situation.
 

MaximusMurkimus

Well-Known Member
Daytime and it it's not surging and it doesn't start outside of Hudson County: absolutely not

Night-time and weekends: only if it's slow
 

nickd8775

Well-Known Member
There are times I want to go to NYC to get my toll paid, set my destination to Manhattan and sit in Hoboken, and don't get anyone going to the city.
I don't refuse NYC from CNJ and further, I just divert them to Secaucus. They usually like my advice to save time and money by taking the train.
 

Stavo

New Member
As of last week I started canceling, I call them and ask where they going or when they get in the car I ask where they going before sliding start trip.
Basic math :
Paramus NJ to NYC $45 total fare
Uber comission $9
Toll GWB $15
Gas $5
$16 left for us, minus our time coming back empty from NYC because we not allowes to pickup there
We have to force uber to starr showing us the destination, we deserve to know .
 

jerseyboys

Well-Known Member
As of last week I started canceling, I call them and ask where they going or when they get in the car I ask where they going before sliding start trip.
Basic math :
Paramus NJ to NYC $45 total fare
Uber comission $9
Toll GWB $15
Gas $5
$16 left for us, minus our time coming back empty from NYC because we not allowes to pickup there
We have to force uber to starr showing us the destination, we deserve to know .

For me, if I do this off peak:

fare $45
Uber $9
toll $7 (this is key. off peak is only when i drive into the city. green ez pass)
gas $1 ( i drive a hybrid that get's 60mpg. gas is $2.05. you do the math)

$28 an hour.

I try to do only when it's surging. I use waze/google to see the fastest way to get back to jersey ( lincoln, holand, or GWB) .
 

Stavo

New Member
For me, if I do this off peak:

fare $45
Uber $9
toll $7 (this is key. off peak is only when i drive into the city. green ez pass)
gas $1 ( i drive a hybrid that get's 60mpg. gas is $2.05. you do the math)

$28 an hour.

I try to do only when it's surging. I use waze/google to see the fastest way to get back to jersey ( lincoln, holand, or GWB) .
Yes if its surging thats a different story. But lately surge has been very hard to find for me.

You have to have patient. It's a lot like fishing. I only do surge.

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UberJoe427

Well-Known Member
Only if it's at shore rate (long trip)or 2.0 surge or better and during off peak hours ,otherwise cancel .
 

SuzeCB

Well-Known Member
I sent out a text with every single ride I accept, telling them that I do not go out of state, and if they are going out of New Jersey they need to please cancel and request another Uber. I explain to them that Uber does not tell as the destination until we actually start the trip. I also tell them that if they are traveling with small children they need to have the appropriate car seats for that.

My experience has been that almost every single time I have shown up at a place to pick up someone after I have sent this text, either they are not going to the city, or I have had the ride cancelled very shortly after sending the text. The part that no one wants to acknowledge tends to be the car seat issue. Everybody thinks their baby is just so cute that I'm not going to be able to say no. The fact is the baby probably is really really cute and that actually makes it easier to say no.

Once in awhile I will get the drunk jerk who wants to go to the city and didn't want to cancel. I show up and he (yes it usually turns out to be a guy that does this) tells me that he doesn't want to have to pay a cancellation fee. I explain to him that had he cancelled as soon as he had gotten my text, he would not have gotten a cancellation fee. Now I have wasted my time and gas getting here, not to mention whatever wait time there may have been for him to show up, and that he needs to pay. Most of the time, when this rare event does a car, they refuse to cancel, so I sit there for 5 minutes and then I cancel for a no-show.
 

Coffeekeepsmedriving

Well-Known Member
As of last week I started canceling, I call them and ask where they going or when they get in the car I ask where they going before sliding start trip.
Basic math :
Paramus NJ to NYC $45 total fare
Uber comission $9
Toll GWB $15
Gas $5
$16 left for us, minus our time coming back empty from NYC because we not allowes to pickup there
We have to force uber to starr showing us the destination, we deserve to know .
Uber does give you $20 for the toll..just saying
 

MaximusMurkimus

Well-Known Member
Yeah, devil's advocate, assuming you're not driving peak hours the toll is only $10 through EZPass

Honestly that's not even why I don't like going to NYC; driving there can sometimes be the most stressful thing ever.
 

Zimmermen

Member
For me, if I do this off peak:

fare $45
Uber $9
toll $7 (this is key. off peak is only when i drive into the city. green ez pass)
gas $1 ( i drive a hybrid that get's 60mpg. gas is $2.05. you do the math)

$28 an hour.

I try to do only when it's surging. I use waze/google to see the fastest way to get back to jersey ( lincoln, holand, or GWB) .
Ok... where are you finding gas for $2.05 these days?
 

Coffeekeepsmedriving

Well-Known Member
I used to take them, now I don't. I've been driving at around 3am lately. Strictly Lyft. I've been getting at least one request a day for lga. I always cancel; it's just not worth it at $.85 per mile.

How do other people deal with this?
I cancelled a ride to Connecticut today...Are you kidding me..yeah right im going to conn.

As of last week I started canceling, I call them and ask where they going or when they get in the car I ask where they going before sliding start trip.
Basic math :
Paramus NJ to NYC $45 total fare
Uber comission $9
Toll GWB $15
Gas $5
$16 left for us, minus our time coming back empty from NYC because we not allowes to pickup there
We have to force uber to starr showing us the destination, we deserve to know .
We have to force uber to starr showing us the destination, we deserve to know
 
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