Hobby Airport (HOU) Complaint Thread

Should the UBER Partner APP show what position in the QUEUE you are in for AIrports


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NAVYBOY

New Member
I posted this to Uber today asking for a response. Will keep you posted, but in the meantime, please feel free to vent here...

So I am new to Uber. I have my TNC and my Airport Tag too. I decided to follow the rules and sit in the dirt parking lot (Cell Lot) at Hobby for an hour yesterday. My vehicle has Travel info which shows me which flights are arriving and I logged over 12 flights landing around 7-8PM on 9/1. I did not get 1 request for pickup.

This has got to be the most frustrating experience ever for me, so I went online to these driver forums and found out why:

1) People park at the Jack-in-the-box
2) They find "secret spots" to park at
3) They find a legitimate parking spot, but then exit their vehicle and walk to the airport to get closer?!?!"

I have several questions:

Why does the app not tell you the following for Airports (Nationwide):
1) That you are in the Authorized Geofence TNC waiting Area
2) That you are in the Queue
3) What your position in the Queue is

I sat there clueless and sad that a technology company can't do these simple things for us.

Can you please tell me what is being done to address this?
 
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Xpizza

Active Member
We all need to email uber and ask for a real plan. Not one driver stealing from another by parking off the airport grounds. I don't go to the airport unless I get a fare Just want a fare back to town.
 
H

HOU

Guest
The only reason I can think of why Uber does not geofence Hobby staging is because it's not "dedicated" TNC lot like iah. The que feature would be nice but the geo-staging area is NEEDED!
 

itsablackmarket

Well-Known Member
Don't hate the player, hate the game. Only a fool would wait in that sun scorched lot when there are tree lined streets closer to the entrance.
It's not that hot there, the white rocks seem to reflect away the heat I think. my only concern is always other cars peeling out and throwing rocks at my car. that, and not ever getting rides because @@@@@@@@ are parking in other strange spots to get them. @@@@ Uber.
 

Fuzzyelvis

Well-Known Member
It's not that hot there, the white rocks seem to reflect away the heat I think. my only concern is always other cars peeling out and throwing rocks at my car. that, and not ever getting rides because @@@@@@@@ are parking in other strange spots to get them. @@@@ Uber.
The white rocks reflect the heat back onto your car! It's like being at the beach with no water and no ocean breeze.
 
Hobby does not have the FIFO system in place like IAH does.
They say there is a FIFO, but that's bs. I've had times where I've waited 2 hrs at iah and seen people come and go before me with pings to the terminals, and I've had it work the other way too where I've pulled in and gotten a ping in 15 minutes when there are 30-40 cars in that lot. Not to mention people getting pings from the terminals at iah when they are nowhere near the lot in greenspoint area etc.

The whole FIFO / Queu thing is horsesh!t. Just something they tell people to give the appearance of order to something which has no order at all.
 

CdubUBER

New Member
I come here and i see All of these cars just sitting here but the que only says 10 or 5 when there’s at least 20 cars here that means all these cars are just sitting here with the app of waiting for what exactly?
 

Cou-ber

Well-Known Member
That lot isn't exclusively for Uber. LYFT drivers and limo driver park in that lot. There's no secret to this thing.
And don’t forget the gypsy cabs and then just people picking up friends who don’t wanna pay for parking but get pushed along from ppl. They are there too.
 

Fuzzyelvis

Well-Known Member
I come here and i see All of these cars just sitting here but the que only says 10 or 5 when there’s at least 20 cars here that means all these cars are just sitting here with the app of waiting for what exactly?
Way to revive a 2 year old thread.
 
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