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long trip 60+min scam

Tdizzle22

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the last two days i have been getting a ping from the airport with the long trip 60+min flag only to be greeted with "oh we are going to oakdale" or "im just going to eden praire" has anyone been bamboozled to take the fake long trips?
 

Elb2010

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Was that the original address they put in or had to adjust when they got in the car? If it was the original address, it could be an issue with the maps misreading traffic times.
 

Tdizzle22

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Was that the original address they put in or had to adjust when they got in the car? If it was the original address, it could be an issue with the maps misreading traffic times.
Nope original address...yeah but msp to eden praire at 130am? 0 traffic
 

Immortal

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Had the same thing happen on Wednesday. Was doing an airport drop and got a 60 + min request back out as I was getting close. The guy was going 15 miles.
 

fairsailing

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Sounds like a glitch or idiots. Pax aren't that smart for this happening so often.

I have been pulled off a df airport setting, only to find the address in the opposite direction into downtown, your standard no tip, min fare, commuter. When I question them about the switch, they say something about saved addresses and apologize. Maybe, maybe not. Haven't caught the same person twice, otherwise automatic cancel.
 

AlexCom

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It happened to me a lot of times. Victoria to Eden Prairie 45min+ and it's a 15 min ride.
Msp to Shoreview, MSP to Eden Prairie 60 min+
Also got a ride Msp to Red Wing without any notification
 

Immortal

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Does Lyft have the long trip feature? I took a PAX 54 miles from Burnsville up past Elk River one morning. It was easily an hour but no notification.
 

YukonDew

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Experienced the same issue with 60+ mile trip out of Apple Valley early this morning for an airport run.

Destination mode also flaked out on me shortly after that. Was heading home to Mounds View area and kept getting requests for pickups that were clearly 10 minutes out of my way. Last ride I accepted was in Columbia heights and the destination turned out to be on University avenue in the St. Paul Midway area. Hardly on the way to Mounds View. App still showed in destination mode, checked my destination address when I completed the run and it was fine... hoping it was an anomaly.
 

Slyster

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Me too, I had two long trip requests yesterday. 45 + minutes. Both were normal rides that took like 11 minutes and 18 minutes.
 

Immortal

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I’m guessing it’s a glitch and will get sorted out soon. Uber won’t want PAX trips being passed over by drivers any more than need be. Some drivers won’t take those trips because they don’t like overly long ones or can’t do it because of time constraints.
 

68350

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I didn't see anything quite that far off, but one was an Uber scheduled pickup that showed 11 min away in the ping, but in Maps was only 5 min. I took that one because Uber scheduled pickups are about 99% nice long airport trips. Not so this time, unfortunately.

I've only seen one 60+ min warning. It was at Sky Harbor, p/u at United. Figured they were going way across the valley to the far SE side, potentially 60 min. Nope, it was a woman wanting a 2+ hour ride down near the Mexican border. I told her, next driver you get, call him/her immediately and tell them where you need to go, save both you and them a wasted drive to the terminal. 90% + of drivers here for sure would not do that trip. I didn't have the time available, and she wasn't offering anything for an empty return either. Seemed totally baffled that I turned her away, as if I was obligated to take her.
 

UBERManatee

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Uber is having issues with that this weekend. all my XL runs have had the 45 min ride thing on them all going to the airport.
 

Tdizzle22

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I had 3 60+mins ones today...first two were 15 min rides with traffic..the last one was one from msp to downtown Rochester..first time ive made that trip..the lady was pissed i request a $30 tip for the deadhead back or leave the app on halfway...she didnt realize how far we were going..halfway through through the ride she said "im sorry about earlier i see now why you asked for that tip for going back its a long ways out!" I go yeah its a distance! She gave me $40 cash and was really nice after understanding where i was coming from.
 

WoodburyDriver

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Maybe the time includes time to get passenger then time to drive passenger? I've gotten a few this weekend for 45 min long trips that we're just 15 mile trips. 30 mins total drive time.
 

Tdizzle22

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Maybe the time includes time to get passenger then time to drive passenger? I've gotten a few this weekend for 45 min long trips that we're just 15 mile trips. 30 mins total drive time.
Not unless it takes 50 minutes to get from the holding lot to terminal 1 lol
 
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