The ping came in because the surge dropped. It just takes a minute or so to fully reflect on everybody's driver map. It's not dishonesty -- it's a lagging driver app. It would be dishonesty if the PING showed one surge value, but the pay showed another. Just think of it this way: The map is a guide, but the ping is gospel. It's that simple. EDIT: Oh, and here's another thing to help you keep your sanity: DON'T CHASE SURGES!