How about the cheapest Rich pax?

chevelle454

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Some people with money do tip especially if they are running a little late. Anyway just dropped a guy at a private airport . There's a helicopter waiting on him .. He says he's running late so I get him there on time . A helicopter to take him back to the city . You guessed it no tip and even leaves my door open for me to close . I just wonder sometimes image.jpeg
 

Skyhakw2472

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Once again, let's be realistic here. Why are these people taking UberX in the first place? Not because they want a limo type ride, it's because they want a CHEAP ride. Cheap rides imply that these people are cheap for a reason. If they wanted a limo type ride then order a limo or Uber Black. It shouldn't be that difficult to understand and as rates go lower then that attracts even cheaper passengers.
 

micki

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I wonder about people too! I'm truly sorry that happened to you. Last week I picked up 3 guys that were headed to a lake about an hour outside of the DFW area. They had a blow out and somehow made their way back to Discount Tire. They waited for 2 hours because the driver apparently lost the "key" to drop his spare and couldn't find one available to purchase. I guess he was too cheap to buy another tire. Soo, he decides to call Uber and twice he had a driver show up and when the drivers realized they were trying to go an hour into the middle of nowhere they drive off. Then he gets me and he said (and showed me) he was charged $5 both times. I told him why that may have happened. The drivers didn't want to go that far out of the city but it was just speculation on my part. I was trying to look like the good guy. And in all honesty I truly do like helping people. He seemed so very very grateful and it was HOT that day. An hour and a half later....no tip. :frown:
 

micki

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Once again, let's be realistic here. Why are these people taking UberX in the first place? Not because they want a limo type ride, it's because they want a CHEAP ride. Cheap rides imply that these people are cheap for a reason. If they wanted a limo type ride then order a limo or Uber Black. It shouldn't be that difficult to understand and as rates go lower then that attracts even cheaper passengers.
I totally agree with you about people wanting a cheap ride however when anyone, I don't care what business your in, goes above and beyond I think they deserve a tip. The Uber driver was probably thinking along the way I would have been, ooh cool, a rich guy, maybe I'll get a tip but then realized he could get him there in plenty of time....maybe a good tip? It's just dissapointing at times.

But then again I picked up a woman who hadn't seemed to have bathed for a couple of days and cursed like a sailor. She only went for a $4 ride and then sweetly handed me $5. So, yeah, ya just never know about people.
 

Skyhakw2472

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I totally agree with you about people wanting a cheap ride however when anyone, I don't care what business your in, goes above and beyond I think they deserve a tip. The Uber driver was probably thinking along the way I would have been, ooh cool, a rich guy, maybe I'll get a tip but then realized he could get him there in plenty of time....maybe a good tip? It's just dissapointing at times.
Above and beyond what? We are there to pick up and drop off, that's it. My passengers get nothing else. No water, no candy, no mints. I do have gum, primarily for my consumption, however if a passenger asks then I will give them a piece. Other than that I'm sorry, but you have a temperature controlled 71 degree environment, and with my lead foot I will get you there as fast as I can.

In NJ Uber says that trips are limited to 4 hours in length, so I know that when I accept a ping I am going anywhere from around the corner to just about anywhere within that 4 hour window. My longest timed trip was 2 hours, but that was last summer on a Sunday night going into the city and the traffic was a nightmare.

I agree that some of the unsuspecting passengers will give a nice tip, but unfortunately with Uber's mentality they keep saying no need to tip, and that is not the passengers fault, it is Uber's because they continue to go down that road.

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chevelle454

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In all honesty I've never expected tips . So on the occasion when I do it's always a welcome surprise. Airport runs about 25% will tip. This thread was me bored and annoyed . That was it im sure others have had rich pax before and Im in a area with serious money and mansions and exotic cars . But this was a first..a private helicopter just blew me away.
 

ftimmy

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It is astounding that some of these people would ever order UberX at all. I took a couple from Teterboro to midtown once and a few minutes into the trip the wife asks her husband what the landing fees were. His answer was $27,000. That doesn't include crew costs or fuel or depreciation on the aircraft, its just a fee to land at Teterboro. They didn't tip.
 

JerseyBoy911

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Above and beyond what? We are there to pick up and drop off, that's it. My passengers get nothing else. No water, no candy, no mints. I do have gum, primarily for my consumption, however if a passenger asks then I will give them a piece. Other than that I'm sorry, but you have a temperature controlled 71 degree environment, and with my lead foot I will get you there as fast as I can.

In NJ Uber says that trips are limited to 4 hours in length, so I know that when I accept a ping I am going anywhere from around the corner to just about anywhere within that 4 hour window. My longest timed trip was 2 hours, but that was last summer on a Sunday night going into the city and the traffic was a nightmare.

I agree that some of the unsuspecting passengers will give a nice tip, but unfortunately with Uber's mentality they keep saying no need to tip, and that is not the passengers fault, it is Uber's because they continue to go down that road.

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When Uber first started... https://web.archive.org/web/20110109084838/http://www.uber.com/learn

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Skyhakw2472

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At least they have been consistent after all this time, which sucked for the professional drivers back then because why would they want to drive for Uber if they were not getting tips. Their regular passengers tipped when they picked them up. So they didn't get enough drivers, then they created UberX and pushed the no need to tip because everyday Moe, Larry and Curly didn't expect tips and didn't think about receiving tips as they were happy with the rates back then. And then the rates drop and more and more drivers come on board and more and more voices wanting tips to compensate for low fares. It is a vicious cycle for sure.
 

Papa Sarducci

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I totally agree with you about people wanting a cheap ride however when anyone, I don't care what business your in, goes above and beyond I think they deserve a tip. The Uber driver was probably thinking along the way I would have been, ooh cool, a rich guy, maybe I'll get a tip but then realized he could get him there in plenty of time....maybe a good tip? It's just dissapointing at times.

But then again I picked up a woman who hadn't seemed to have bathed for a couple of days and cursed like a sailor. She only went for a $4 ride and then sweetly handed me $5. So, yeah, ya just never know about people.
So true, it is always the ones you least expect that tip usually hard working blue collar types that often work in the service industry for tips themselves. I just love driving Mr. 1% to his multi-million dollar mansion after a night at the casino and getting nothing, jerks.
 

Skyhakw2472

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So true, it is always the ones you least expect that tip usually hard working blue collar types that often work in the service industry for tips themselves. I just love driving Mr. 1% to his multi-million dollar mansion after a night at the casino and getting nothing, jerks.
I have driven many food servers, bartenders and others in the service industry that rely on tips, and very few of them tip the driver.
 

Undermensch

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Once again, let's be realistic here. Why are these people taking UberX in the first place? Not because they want a limo type ride, it's because they want a CHEAP ride. Cheap rides imply that these people are cheap for a reason. If they wanted a limo type ride then order a limo or Uber Black. It shouldn't be that difficult to understand and as rates go lower then that attracts even cheaper passengers.
Just because there is a helicopter waiting doesn't mean that person is rich. They may just be an employee for someone who is. The helicopter ride could be free, to them, but the Uber ride was not covered by the boss (cause who is gonna nickel and dime when the boss is paying for the helicopter?).

Many possible scenarios. It isn't always what it seems.
 

Papa Sarducci

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I have driven many food servers, bartenders and others in the service industry that rely on tips, and very few of them tip the driver.
Not saying they all do, like you said, very few, but of the very few tips I ever got those were the type of people that did.
 

Papa Sarducci

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Just because there is a helicopter waiting doesn't mean that person is rich. They may just be an employee for someone who is. The helicopter ride could be free, to them, but the Uber ride was not covered by the boss (cause who is gonna nickel and dime when the boss is paying for the helicopter?).

Many possible scenarios. It isn't always what it seems.
True, the guy may not carry cash, few people do anymore, technology has been pushing us away from it. Uber really needs to allow it in the app like Lyft, that is just bullshit.
 

PorkRollUberAndCheese

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It is astounding that some of these people would ever order UberX at all. I took a couple from Teterboro to midtown once and a few minutes into the trip the wife asks her husband what the landing fees were. His answer was $27,000. That doesn't include crew costs or fuel or depreciation on the aircraft, its just a fee to land at Teterboro. They didn't tip.
You almost definitely misheard their conversation. Landing fees at Tererboro is based on weight. 27,000 probably indicated the weight of the plane. (For example, a G5 weighs 47000 fueled up)

Tererboro charges 3.50 per 1000 pounds of weight of plane for landing. So landing there probably cost them less than $100.
 

Golf75830

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You almost definitely misheard their conversation. Landing fees at Tererboro is based on weight. 27,000 probably indicated the weight of the plane. (For example, a G5 weighs 47000 fueled up)

Tererboro charges 3.50 per 1000 pounds of weight of plane for landing. So landing there probably cost them less than $100.
Exactly right.
27k to land a plane? Dude, come on. Use some common sense.
 

DerBundes

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Uber really needs to allow it in the app like Lyft, that is just bullshit.
Lyft is way cheaper than UBER in Jersey, and as the app catches on, many people resort to promo codes or free rides. I installed the app, just to see Jersey rates and is just downright bullshit!! Turn on the app, and is Jersey City by the Blvd or Communipaw Avenue, waiting to be driven as far as Newark or Elizabeth on pennies.

Good luck
 

Pizzaburrito

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Picked up a rich couple in Paulus Hook area of JC. Immediately, the first thing that the man says when he gets in; "take me to my boat, lets go to my boat!!". I'm like, "wheres your boat?". He says "it's parked in the marina." We drive over there, and the while over he tells me how big his yacht is (50 ft) and how his (wife/girlfriend) only loves him for his boat. Granted, he's a little tipsy, but one of those awfully annoying pretentious drunks. Half way there, he has the gall to start asking me, "so, how much do you make driving for Uber" "How much do you make in a week", etc.

We get to his boat, they get out, leave the doors open, and laughingly walk away without of course tipping. @@@@ the rich.
 

Undermensch

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Lyft is way cheaper than UBER in Jersey, and as the app catches on, many people resort to promo codes or free rides. I installed the app, just to see Jersey rates and is just downright bullshit!! Turn on the app, and is Jersey City by the Blvd or Communipaw Avenue, waiting to be driven as far as Newark or Elizabeth on pennies.

Good luck
How is Lyft cheaper than Uber in NJ?

Lyft charges $1.10/mile and Uber charges $0.85/mile outside of the shore. In he shore they both charge $1.70/mile.

So the only place where the price differs has Lyft as more expensive (hence why I only drive Lyft off the shore).

Lyft does offer Lyft Line outside of the shore whole Uber only offers Pool along the Hudson, in Newark, and on the shore. But I'm pretty sure Lyft Line works out to the same or more than non Pool UberX outside of the shore.

So how is Lyft cheaper?
 
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