Stacked rides

kah5683

Active Member
I like having ride after ride, however, I wonder if I would be better off checking what is going on first between rides as far as surges, so I know better what to accept or not. Tonight I wouldn't do more than 2 stacked, then come up for air to see what's going on. Is there a better way to handle?
 

northsider87

Well-Known Member
I like having ride after ride, however, I wonder if I would be better off checking what is going on first between rides as far as surges, so I know better what to accept or not. Tonight I wouldn't do more than 2 stacked, then come up for air to see what's going on. Is there a better way to handle?

usually, when i get a stacked ride, the surge is about to go up again. i always ignore those since i have my phone with me to check if there’s a higher surge.

i’ve gotten a stacked ride pinging me with a 1.6, ignored it. turned out i’m in the middle of a 2.0 surge. got one immediately after. made my night.

it’s sometimes worth it to have two phones, but if you cancel, you’re running the risk of getting a lower surge. sometimes, uber screws you if you’re trying to game the system.

cancel at your own risk.
 

UberBeemer

Well-Known Member
Uber isn't smart enough to play such games. It's a good idea to take a quick break after a few stacked rides and open the rider app to check for activity and driver density. Just make sure you're pulled over safely. And ignoring a ride is your choice. It won't show as a cancel. They might give you a time-out. But you can get right back online.

Lastly, don't let the pursuit of the perfect surge screw you out of a perfectly good surge. I'd take the 1.6 and be grateful. Chasing surges is a fool's errand. You want to focus on keeping the backseat warm.
 

outlier

Well-Known Member
I like having ride after ride, however, I wonder if I would be better off checking what is going on first between rides as far as surges, so I know better what to accept or not. Tonight I wouldn't do more than 2 stacked, then come up for air to see what's going on. Is there a better way to handle?
i had stacked rides once, and naive me kept accepting them, one after another in evanston while the city turned bloody red.
 

pizza guy

Well-Known Member
Stacked rides depend when and where you are. They are also a gamble. If you turn one down you may log off and find a lower surge 5 minutes later. Or you may get another stacked request at a higher or lower surge.
One thing I learned during a snowstorm last winter was that if a stacked ride cancels before you drop off your current rider you still get the cancellation fee. That may have changed but I made a ton of money off it.
 
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