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Orlando Black Car eliminated by Uber

Discussion in 'Licensed' started by Shine'ola, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. BrunoG

    BrunoG Active Member

    Convention planners think of Vegas as a place that has cheap flights in and out, and offers an "adult perk" to their attendees. Logistics are pretty good and about the only downside is that some folks attach a "all pay, no work" stigma to events held there. It's easy to blow off a session and gamble in the casino. Folks often spend all night partying and try to recover from little sleep while attending events during the day.

    Orlando is thought of as a more family friendly kind of place, and even one that is less distracting to the adult attendees of an event. Costs and logistics are quite as good as Las Vegas but it can still be a very attractive venue especially if a organizer is trying to avoid the stigma I mentioned above. Once you get everyone to your event site in Orlando, it can be pretty great especially of you keep it self contained on one property.

    Most large groups will alternate between Vegas and Orlando unless they sign a multi-year contract.

    Both cities lack the kind of union hassles that you find in NYC, Chicago, SF, and some other places.

    I've only used cabs in both cities, and of course the monorail and walking are options in Vegas. When I managed events in Orlando we hired buses for attendee transportation.
     
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  2. Mears Troll Number 4

    Mears Troll Number 4 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando-ish
    Driving:
    Taxi
    There were/are over a couple hundred select drivers who used to/are paying over $400 a month for special insurance to work the airport. (it's basically a 1 man black car company. They can get business by any means they want. They can slap a "for-hire" sign on their roof in most of the greater Orlando area.

    Uber killed virtually all their business at the airport when they allowed X in.

    24 hours to get a select ping sounds about right. 3 hours for XL only also sounds about right.

    Most cab pickups from Orlando airport are in the 1-4 passenger range as well. A lot of the taxi van will end up loading 3-4 people with a lot of luggage rather than large parties.
     
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  3. john2g1

    john2g1 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Atlanta
    That whole thing sounds insane to me... I thought the whole purpose was to make money?

    I understand max volume + min profit vs min volume + max profit but
    1. It seems silly to eliminate your max profit option
    2. Min profit works only because of volume... 1 PR issue or 1 Govt ban and there goes your sole revenue stream
    The worst part is Uber is making it unprofitable for their worker bees/ants. Idiots rant about how Uber should pay as little as possible but there is a real life limit to how little you can pay for labor.

    My wife forced me to drive to Orlando so I said "Hey I'll run Lyft and get those sweet tourist tips." And then I saw that Lyft paid $0.68 p/mile and Lyft Premier was not yet available...

    I left my app on and on silent and enjoyed my 0% acceptance rate and sent a service request to Lyft telling them they can go eff themselves. I know I didn't do anything but it made me feel better.
     
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  4. Mears Troll Number 4

    Mears Troll Number 4 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando-ish
    Driving:
    Taxi
    That's how us on the Orlando forum feel LOL...

    Most people uber for a few weeks and quit. I can't find ANY profit in Orlando without surges anymore, You have to make insane assumptions... like using a stolen car and stolen gasoline, not having any expenses ect.


    My current math looks like...

    You make $7.00-$10.00 per hour when your car runs on Unicorn magic.

    Really it's $7.00-10.00 minus 35-40c per mile in expenses which is like


    $7.00-10.00 in gross payments
    -
    $7.00-$10.00 in expenses
    35c to 40c with 20-25 miles driven per hour
     
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  5. 2Cents

    2Cents Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Otlando
    Blame your politicians
     
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  6. Shine'ola

    Shine'ola Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando
    Driving:
    UberPREMIUM
    Dude talking about Vegas's convention space. Vegas is killing themselves with Union convention BS, $100 a day for a trash can in your booth, you don't want one??? guess again it's required....LOL so the big ones are ending their contracts and coming to Orlando
     
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  7. Mears Troll Number 4

    Mears Troll Number 4 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando-ish
    Driving:
    Taxi

    Strike?

    Union?

    In orlando all they have to say to their staff is "Muy rapido" and "travay pi vit"


    There's also more min wage workers to replace anyone they have to fire.
     
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