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Help in palm springs please!

Discussion in 'Advice' started by Mikey-D, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. Mikey-D

    Mikey-D

    Location:
    Hemet, Ca
    Sat in my car online next to palm springs airport for 5 hours today for my exciting first day...not 1 fare? What gives? Need advice please!
     
  2. Huberis

    Huberis

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Driving:
    Taxi
    You might want to try another spot for at least 4 hours and 45 minutes of your next shift. Is there a geo-fence around that airport? Did you look at the apps and see other drivers in the region popping on and off the grid?

    Does your car appear on the map when you are logged in?
     
  3. Mikey-D

    Mikey-D

    Location:
    Hemet, Ca
    I don't know what a geofence is? Yes I saw my blue dot on the map. It moved when I did. But from 0705hrs to 1205hrs I never saw another dot. The airport went yellow twice but I never got a call?
     
  4. My advice to you. Start drinking heavily.

    On the riders app move the pin around the airport, it will say no cars available, when just outside of the geo fence, cars magicly appear. and if there is car on the dot your not showing up.

    There is another here who lives in Hemet and says he does well there. Might try making the trek to the coast on hwy 74. It surges over there whereas it almost never surges there.

    Don't ask me about surges, read up !
     
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  5. Mikey-D

    Mikey-D

    Location:
    Hemet, Ca
    Thank you and pass the bourbon! Hey, that guy from hemet drives in hemet? Or palm springs? And Uber never gave me any stickers for my car. Are they required?
     
  6. You have to put a time limit on any one spot ... try different places until you figure out what works best on what day.
    Also airport pick ups work a little differently. It's on a First In First Out basis, but you have to first of all make sure that your car qualifies for airport pick ups - newer models are required - second that you are in the right waiting area, otherwise you may be sitting in the middle of nowhere ... it's weird that there are no other cars by the airport where you are if you are actually in the right waiting area.
     
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  7. Mikey-D

    Mikey-D

    Location:
    Hemet, Ca
     
  8. Mikey-D

    Mikey-D

    Location:
    Hemet, Ca
    That guy from hemet you mentioned. He drives in hemet or palm springs?
     
  9. GrandpaD

    GrandpaD

    Location:
    The Home
    I hope you checked arrivals. According to what I see on the FlightRadar app, 5 flights landed at Palm Springs between 10am and Noon today...none before. Tomorrow first flight lands at 10am.
     
  10. Mikey-D

    Mikey-D

    Location:
    Hemet, Ca
     
  11. Mikey-D

    Mikey-D

    Location:
    Hemet, Ca
    Guess it doesn't matter now that I know it's forbidden to puck up there. Thanks uber for sending me out blind! And there's a geo fence. Swell. 5 hours wasted.
     
  12. YOUR BEST TIMES ARE FRIDAY AND SAT NIGHT. DOWNTOWN PS. CASINOS IN THE EAST. DOWNTOWN PD. DON'T BURN YOUR GAS! STAY PUT AND WAIT FOR A PING. REMEMBER ALSO WE ARE OUT OF SEASON SO DON'T EXPECT THE WORLD!
     
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  13. Mikey-D

    Mikey-D

    Location:
    Hemet, Ca
     
  14. Mikey-D

    Mikey-D

    Location:
    Hemet, Ca
    Finally a USEFUL comment. Thank you!
     
  15. Don Oldenburg

    Don Oldenburg

    Location:
    Palm Springs
    Driving:
    UberX
    MIkey -- Your not going to going to get fares unless your taxi or UberBLACK/UBERSuv class. UberX and UberXL can't pick up at airport. If you use the UBER rider app... you can pull up the drivers around you -- and if your in a "geoFence" it won't even show UBERx or UBERxl options to request a fare. Palm Springs air port is never going to make you money for pickups unless your commercial -- or they start allowing rideshare drivers for pickup.
     
  16. Don Oldenburg

    Don Oldenburg

    Location:
    Palm Springs
    Driving:
    UberX
    What service are you driving for? Uber or Lyft? UberX?
     
  17. Check the riders app to see where everyone else is parked. Position yourself to have the best advantage to pick people up.
     
  18. Mikey-D

    Mikey-D

    Location:
    Hemet, Ca
    Thanks. Guess I'm behind the learning curve...
     
  19. poopy

    poopy

    Location:
    SoCal
    Driving:
    UberX
    Behind the learning curve is the fun part...
    wait until you calculate your profit.
    ;)
     
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  20. In business it's a profit AND loss statement. Which side of that equation is an uber driver on?
     
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