I may not like most pax, but to not have it on anytime during the heat last few days, is not human. Thats F_d up in a 1st world country. I would expect the cheap ride to come with A/C. Why would you suffer as well as the pax? Making things difficult and intentionally making people suffer are 2 different things.
I actually heard from a handful of pax today: "1st uber i been in that had the A/C on" "your the first car today i got in that had the A/C on"
I would 1* for that, but I dont ride. I would Ding for professionalism too, F it. Its unfortunate to meet people that think like that. This is beyond economics, its just hatred. Even cheap public trans has the A/C on (i mean that is after all what we are competing with right?). Its a good way to shoot yourself in the foot, but not like you Give a F. I had the A/C blasting from 1pm-1am (sure it used more fuel), but saves me from insanity. I actually got out of the house to drive partially so I can be more comfortable (with A/C) on.
Plus aren't you a high speed driver?(not literally), like the ones that figure it out quicker and that EARN way MORE executing your personal strategy? That's what i thought. No excuse for this. I guess you too are a cheap individual.