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potential long distance trip rider

Discussion in 'Orlando' started by JayJay108, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. I need to get from Orlando to Jacksonville tomorrow morning. I've never used Uber. So I was wondering how willing are drivers to do a long trip like that. Is it even doable?
     
  2. PTB

    PTB

    Location:
    Orange County
    Driving:
    UberX
    140 miles to get alittle over 100 bucks, not worth the drive
     
  3. alright thnx
     
  4. PhoenicianBlind

    PhoenicianBlind

    Location:
    Phoenix
    Driving:
    Lyft
    It's a little late but craigslist has a section catering to these kinds of requests. You can offer to pay for gas and a meal or w/e you feel. Personally id drive you on Lyft, but I'm west coast.
     
  5. i thought about that but i figured it'd be safer getting a ride through Uber..
     
  6. PhoenicianBlind

    PhoenicianBlind

    Location:
    Phoenix
    Driving:
    Lyft
    I agree with you. Personally I'd be a little sketched out to craigslist it. Try Lyft! Call your driver and just tell them up front what you'd like to do.

    Worst thing is they say nope
     
  7. DieselkW

    DieselkW

    Location:
    Indianapolis
    Driving:
    Lyft
    I'm late for giving advice here.

    I checked the Uber "how are fares calculated" page, and did a fare estimate for Orlando airport to Jacksonville center. It will cost about $135

    Driver gets $108 for a 300 mile, 6 hour round trip.

    That's $0.36 per mile. At 25mpg, fuel at $2.25 per gallon fuel alone is going to cost the poor guy 9 cents a mile.

    So, if he wants to take this trip, it's going to pay him twenty seven cents per mile. $81.00 for 6 hours, or $13/hour.
     
  8. Ubercat12

    Ubercat12

    Location:
    Orlando
    Driving:
    UberLUX
    What a bul**** company
     
  9. Shine'ola

    Shine'ola

    Location:
    Orlando
    Driving:
    UberPREMIUM
    oh I miss Uber Highway when you could get a trip with a flat fee of like $79 from Orlando to Tampa
     
  10. Thank you everyone for your help. I did get that ride. Driver was really cool and we agreed on a tip that made it worth it. And I still saved some money.
     
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  11. PTB

    PTB

    Location:
    Orange County
    Driving:
    UberX
    sure 2x surge price and money for motel, then maybe
     
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  12. Scruffy one

    Scruffy one

    Location:
    Florida
    I'm willing to moonlight.
     
  13. Michael - Cleveland

    Michael - Cleveland Moderator

    Location:
    Great Lakes
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    man, doesn't anyopne hitch-hike anymore? hehe
     
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  14. Scruffy one

    Scruffy one

    Location:
    Florida
    Not hardly safe anymore.
     
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  15. Michael - Cleveland

    Michael - Cleveland Moderator

    Location:
    Great Lakes
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Wasn't hardly safe then, either. But today, in the age of cell phones and GPS tracking?
     

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