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PHILADELPHIA UberBLACK UPDATES

Hal Green

Active Member
IMPORTANT UberBLACK UPDATES

Read below for important updates that will take effect Wednesday, August 26, which will help increase your earnings and reduce airport costs:
  1. UberBLACK fare and fee increases
  2. Removal of Airport Flat Fare
  3. Expansion of airport waiting area
  4. New airport pickup rider surcharge, 100% of which will go to you
UberBLACK SEDAN PRICING INCREASE

Gegen submitted an updated tariff to the PPA on August 6 and we expect them to approve it shortly. Beginning August 26, we are increasing UberBLACK per-minute rates for sedan trips by 14.3%. This includes all VIP and Family Sedan trips. The sedan minimum fare will still be $15, which means average fares overall will go up by more than 8%.
Additionally, the service fee on Black Car sedan trips will increase from 20% to 25%. This change brings Philadelphia in line with the national 25% rate. The combination of these changes allows you to earn more on every trip, and allows us to continue to invest in growing the Uber Philly business.
SUV rates, minimum fare and service fee (28%) will not change.
Sedan
(Current)
Sedan
(New)

Average Fare $33.00 $36.00
Service Fee 20% 25%
NEW AIRPORT SURCHARGE

We are adding a rider surcharge to all UberBLACK trips from the airport, to reimburse you for your cost of entry to the West Lot. You will keep 100% of this surcharge (it is not subject to our service fee).
The surcharge will be $1.50 for all sedan trips, and $3.00 for all SUV trips.
All
(Current)
Sedan
(New)
SUV
(New)

PHL Airport
Surcharge
$0.00 $1.50 $3.00
Please note:
  • SUV partners will only receive the $3.00 surcharge if the rider requests SUV. Black Car requests that an SUV responds to will get the new $1.50 surcharge added.
  • No additional surcharges will be added for waiting over an hour in the West Lot.
NO MORE AIRPORT FLAT RATES

Last month, the airport flat rate was lower than the regular fare on 68% of trips to and from the airport. To help you maximize your earnings, we are removing flat fare rates from our pricing structure. This will also save you from the hassle of fare corrections when there are waits or multiple stops.
Here's what an average airport trip would look like after these changes:
Sedan
(New)

Average Airport Fare $49.00
PHL Airport Surcharge $1.50
Partner Earnings $38.25
EXPANDED AIRPORT QUEUING ZONE


We have expanded the airport zone to include the business district on Bartram Avenue (see below). The zone now includes the Wawa on Bartram Avenue. You will keep your place in line if you are ANYWHERE within the zone, however you still MUST be in the West Lot to receive a trip request.
 

Hal Green

Active Member
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Now only if these shitheads let Uberx do airport pickups we'd be in business. SO MUCH UNTAPPED MONEY.

Invest in the proper insurance & licenses & Avi account

Like uber black & taxi drivers have.

And you would be in business

And you too would be able to pick up at Phl .
 

Danz Haagen

Well-Known Member
Invest in the proper insurance & licenses & Avi account

Like uber black & taxi drivers have.

And you would be in business

And you too would be able to pick up at Phl .
uber is not hiring uberblack anymore. i do not see any improvement in the future either.
 
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