Notification of long trip

Dmc04005

New Member
Just looking to see if you guys as drivers prefer a heads up for a long trip. I'm thinking about going to the casino tonight, don't really want to drive and it's about a 90 minute trip. I'm actually more concerned about the trip home if I decide to stay late. I don't want to put someone 90 minutes from home at 1AM.

Thanks in advance
 

Jo3030

Well-Known Member
Moderator
If you do it via Uber, Uber will send the notification via the app of 'LONG TRIP, 45+ mins'
Some drivers will jump on those.
 

chitown73

Well-Known Member
From my own personal experience and from I've seen most drivers on up.net say, I would definitely Rey giving your driver a heads-up on your destination for a long trip. While Uber may notify the driver of a 45+ min trip, that notification is pretty much useless. I've never declined a long trip myself but have heard of both drivers and riders having a bad experience when the trip is that far and the driver declined to take them after arriving at the pick up location.
 

Jo3030

Well-Known Member
Moderator
I'd send a text after acceptance and just mention the destination.
Since the person accepting doesn't know if it's 45+ north, south, west, east, they may be at a disadvantage.
At least a text w/ destination will better allow them to gauge if they are able to take the ride.
I'd appreciate it.
 

Dmc04005

New Member
I'd think it'd just be a professional courtesy. I have a business card for a guy that drives and lives near me. He says he does casino runs, so I may give him a call. But I don't necessarily want to do a private trip. Although I'd be inclined if he gave me a better price than the app. Also I checked the return trip and it's almost $30 cheaper. Wtf?
 

Jo3030

Well-Known Member
Moderator
Uber does UpFront Pricing.
Since they know you're at a casino, they know you're just ROLLING in the dough therefore you are more apt to pay higher rates based on location.
Is it scammy? Yes. Of course. It's Uber after all.
 

PepeLePiu

Well-Known Member
I'd think it'd just be a professional courtesy. I have a business card for a guy that drives and lives near me. He says he does casino runs, so I may give him a call. But I don't necessarily want to do a private trip. Although I'd be inclined if he gave me a better price than the app. Also I checked the return trip and it's almost $30 cheaper. Wtf?

Is actually based on the pricing for that particular city. I do trips to Nashville and I get paid $ 1.50 on the way there, on my way back is .93 ¢. Thats a difference of almost 30 on any given trip. You can check the pricing and the difference will be there.
 

wk1102

Well-Known Member
I'd think it'd just be a professional courtesy. I have a business card for a guy that drives and lives near me. He says he does casino runs, so I may give him a call. But I don't necessarily want to do a private trip. Although I'd be inclined if he gave me a better price than the app. Also I checked the return trip and it's almost $30 cheaper. Wtf?

You can give the extra 30 to the driver!
 

M.209

Active Member
If you do it via Uber, Uber will send the notification via the app of 'LONG TRIP, 45+ mins'
Some drivers will jump on those.

Uber should also show how many miles it will be.

"LONG TRIP, 45+ mins" and if it will be only 4 miles. Would you take it?

On other hand, if no traffic( lets say at night) possibly.
 

M.209

Active Member
I only pay attention to those 45+ min if it's at night
During day or traffic? Nope.

Why not? 45+ min does not necessarily mean profit

Honestly, maybe in Washington DC it is not an issue, but in Los Angeles it is.. Unfortunately, neither Uber or Lyft doesn't consider traffic.

That's is why I text in advance saying that Im not driving in congested traffic. Screw that:wink: By the by, today will test another wording in my text to pax. Will keep you updated.

In LA 45+min ride can be easily 3-4 miles. They should show mileage as well. Not only 45+ min

All pool requests should come with a 45 minute notification

Red flag right away
 

Jdelacruz129

Active Member
Uber should also show how many miles it will be.

"LONG TRIP, 45+ mins" and if it will be only 4 miles. Would you take it?

On other hand, if no traffic( lets say at night) possibly.
I dont think its based on traffic time. The feature is based on normal time the GPS says it will take to get there. since the "long trip" feature came out. It only ever popped up once for me. It was the day they released the feature and the person wanted to go from Merced,Ca to San Francisco,Ca. Witch is about a 2 hour drive under normal traffic conditions. (They canceled that ride BTW) When i was working the Bay Area the past few weeks. It never popped up once. and i've had hour long trips. The other day I had a ride from Fremont to San Francisco that was suppose to take less then 43 minutes to complete. But it took 2 hours instead. (There was some protest near city hall that was screwing up traffic) Anyways they need to fix the damn feature.
 

unPat

Well-Known Member
Let the driver arrive, and cancel the trip and pay the driver in cash the amount quoted by Uber. And tip the driver.
 
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