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PHL UberX - how often are you tipped?

krystinacore

New Member
Long time lurker, first time poster. Today I was tipped $4 on a 2x surge/7 minute trip by a very nice, first-time Uber passenger. I realized that I have done 247 rides and have been tipped THREE times. I usually start my night in University City since its closest to my house, and I really don't expect the UberXLs full of frat dudes to tip, but what about everyone else?? Do you UberXL drivers get tipped on the regular? The rare occasions that I drive for Lyft, I'm getting tips via the app 1/5 times!
 

Cathi

Active Member
I usually get about 1 tip each shift and that can range from $1-5. I didn't one get a $20 on a $12 ride but that is definitely an exception.
 

MiddleClassedOut

Well-Known Member
The only reason he tipped was he was a first-timer :smile: Then they get email messages saying "tipping is not required"...

So most of my income now comes from Lyft...I'm curious why you don't do Lyft more. I find that with the bonuses and tips (depending on the day, it's 30%-50%, really random) I make $4-5/hr more on Lyft than Uber...But I always switch to Uber on 1.5 surges or higher, as Lyft has really small surge areas and the services are usually (but not always) surging at the same time.
 

Chris M

Member
As you said, the @@@@@@bag frat boys NEVER tip even when i take 5 people instead of 4. The only time i get a tip is if i stop at WAWA for someone or the person is older than 30.
 

Imsophilly

Member
Long time lurker, first time poster. Today I was tipped $4 on a 2x surge/7 minute trip by a very nice, first-time Uber passenger. I realized that I have done 247 rides and have been tipped THREE times. I usually start my night in University City since its closest to my house, and I really don't expect the UberXLs full of frat dudes to tip, but what about everyone else?? Do you UberXL drivers get tipped on the regular? The rare occasions that I drive for Lyft, I'm getting tips via the app 1/5 times!

Not often enough. Very sporadic @ best and like some of the others stated already, Uber should change this!
 
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