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The Pope is coming

Discussion in 'Washington DC' started by Bart McCoy, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Bart McCoy

    Bart McCoy

    Location:
    Waldorf, MD
    Driving:
    UberX
    got an Uber email saying the pope visit will send the number of rides and surges through the roof

    is Uber telling us the truth?
     
  2. KGB7

    KGB7

    Location:
    Maryland
    Driving:
    UberX
    **** yeah its going to surge! But it will also create a lot of traffic.
     
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  3. Drivers check your fluids..buy the cheapest gas..get plenty of rest..let's not settle for no 1.4s or 2x..let's create some
    4x surges by canceling everything under 2.5..this is the perfect pre Xmas gift that we have the power to do..Uber will have no choice but to spike the surges if we don't settle for kibbles & bits..btw that's dog food..understand drivers..by canceling everything under 2x on a special event like this..those same pax will re-request & at the same time new request will build on top of those..thus causing maybe 3x 3.5 or even 4x surges..but if we allow ourselves to bite at 1.4s or 1.7s..Uber knows that were desperate..when really we can shut it down..causing national headlines about not being able to handle a.massive event such as this.Think about it..you travel by plane..book a nice hotel..and didn't get to see the Pope thanks to Uber..REALLY
     
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  4. bart2puck

    bart2puck

    Location:
    Leesburg VA
    Driving:
    UberX
    I'm taking a day off work to hit weds. Thurs pending on weds results
     
  5. Another Uber Driver

    Another Uber Driver Moderator

    Location:
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    Driving:
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    ***Cue up David Peel and the Lower East Side***
     
  6. Lyft4uDC

    Lyft4uDC

    Location:
    DC metro
    Driving:
    Lyft
    even f I still drove, I don't know the city well enough to gt around. last thing I would want is A: pax email uber for fair adjustment for traffic jams B: pax angry for not knowing, thus low rating.
     
  7. Another Uber Driver

    Another Uber Driver Moderator

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    Correctamundo! In In-JAH and the Pilliphines, they do not know that the Pope's visit will create traffic jams, so they will believe the user and take away money. I will drive the taxi on that day, as I suspect that Uber Taxi complaints go a different route. I live near Catholic U, and I know how to skirt the traffic--which I plan to do. I am heading for Connecticut or Wisconsin Avenue with fifty OFF DUTY signs in the windows and the same showing on the top-light until I get there. Hopefully, I will get to stay there, The others can deal with the traffic; I will pick up all of the other people who still will want rides to go places other than where Pope Frank is.
     
  8. Bart McCoy

    Bart McCoy

    Location:
    Waldorf, MD
    Driving:
    UberX
    dont think i will get caught up in the Pope traffic mess
    high surges of course will change my mind
     
  9. Emp9

    Emp9

    Location:
    Fairfax VA
    Driving:
    UberX
    have to dang high for me to mess with dc traffic. will be bannanas , maybe ill work other areas surging less but i can move
     
  10. JaguaGirl

    JaguaGirl

    Location:
    DC Proper
    I'm extremely doubtful of surges & traffic. There are a lot of in & out roads around Basilica & there will be a lot of out of towners. They won't know if you took a wrong turn or not.
     
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  11. Ubermanpt

    Ubermanpt

    Location:
    Dc
    DC is going to be a mess with all the road closures. I don't plan on being on the road, it's going to be crazy
     
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  12. Uberest

    Uberest

    Location:
    nova
    Driving:
    UberX
    I can only imagine how bad it could be...stuck in traffic, hours.....only a few trips each one long time to go just a short distance....etc. Needing to find a bathroom LOL...... I really think you have to be pretty hard core to want to get out there and answer some pings. It will be interesting to see what the surges go up to.
     
  13. Bart McCoy

    Bart McCoy

    Location:
    Waldorf, MD
    Driving:
    UberX
    it will only be worth to take surge pings only to deal with that traffic headache
    im not sitting in hours of traffic for 20cent/minute
     
  14. Emp9

    Emp9

    Location:
    Fairfax VA
    Driving:
    UberX
    i was reading an article about possible pope attack. im not sure if it will deter some
     
  15. KGB7

    KGB7

    Location:
    Maryland
    Driving:
    UberX
    Nice long fairs from or to Baltimore or even Annapolis, various parts of Virginia. Might as well start at the closest airport to you.
     
  16. Super G

    Super G

    Location:
    DC
    1.5x Then it will disappear!
     
  17. KGB7

    KGB7

    Location:
    Maryland
    Driving:
    UberX
    Echostage was at 3.7 tonight. Pope is worth more then that.
     
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  18. It sure was..after dropping off a 2.1 to Fl Ave from Echo..I saw the surge jump to 3.7..I Dale Earnharted my azz back down NY Ave doing 70mph..slowed down for the traffic cam of course & snagged a 3.7 to GW
     

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  19. gg mh

    gg mh

    Location:
    Washington, DC
    Me likes out of towners! They are always impressed with my city knowledge I don't have!
     
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