Uber LAX staff holds line to prevents surge

Ubergirl_la

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I was driving tonight at Uber LAX and there was a 2.5 surge. I noticed there was enough cars to supply the demand of people waiting in line however the staff wouldn’t allow passengers to get in the car. And I asked one the staff members why aren’t they letting any passengers get in the car and he said oh there’s not enough cars and also that their waiting for us to pull up. But there were cars there and they could have let people get in the cars like they normally do where they let the first group of people in line to walk over to the first set of cars like they normally do. I really think they are doing this to prevent drivers from getting a surge. I encourage you guys to confront the Uber staff and ask them why aren’t they letting passengers to go to the drivers and ask them to let them go to your car. Its not fair that we are waiting in the line and wasting gas sitting there until they finally decide to send over passengers.
 

Ubergirl_la

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The Uber staff at LAX-it Uber Arrivals Pick up, the guys with the masks that are at the line where the passengers wait and directing the passengers to drivers
 

Jst1dreamr

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The Uber staff at LAX-it Uber Arrivals Pick up, the guys with the masks that are at the line where the passengers wait and directing the passengers to drivers
Glad I don't drive in LA. Uber is in our way enough without being at the airport directing pax operations. That sounds like the dumb leading the dumber. GL to all you LA brothers and sisters.
 

Cold Fusion

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I was driving tonight at Uber LAX and there was a 2.5 surge. I noticed there was enough cars to supply the demand of people waiting in line however the staff wouldn’t allow passengers to get in the car. And I asked one the staff members why aren’t they letting any passengers get in the car and he said oh there’s not enough cars and also that their waiting for us to pull up. But there were cars there and they could have let people get in the cars like they normally do where they let the first group of people in line to walk over to the first set of cars like they normally do. I really think they are doing this to prevent drivers from getting a surge. I encourage you guys to confront the Uber staff and ask them why aren’t they letting passengers to go to the drivers and ask them to let them go to your car. Its not fair that we are waiting in the line and wasting gas sitting there until they finally decide to send over passengers.
 

LADryver

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They have shift changes. Awkward.
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I was driving tonight at Uber LAX and there was a 2.5 surge. I noticed there was enough cars to supply the demand of people waiting in line however the staff wouldn’t allow passengers to get in the car. And I asked one the staff members why aren’t they letting any passengers get in the car and he said oh there’s not enough cars and also that their waiting for us to pull up. But there were cars there and they could have let people get in the cars like they normally do where they let the first group of people in line to walk over to the first set of cars like they normally do. I really think they are doing this to prevent drivers from getting a surge. I encourage you guys to confront the Uber staff and ask them why aren’t they letting passengers to go to the drivers and ask them to let them go to your car. Its not fair that we are waiting in the line and wasting gas sitting there until they finally decide to send over passengers.
What lane were you in? What time was it? I see Uber releasing around a hundred cars at a time, from the waiting lot when it is busy but in-between there is a gap. Those workers might not know what to do when they run out of cars and are stuck with passengers. Also, there is mob rule so why are people letting themselves be held back?
 
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Castaneda7189

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It seems to me LAX staff were able to do what us drivers have failed to do for so many years. If they can make us wait, we should be able to sit still and wait for surge to happen. All it takes is to turn off the app, and stand still. You will always have a trigger happy idiot that takes base fair, and that causes other idiots to join in until we have what we have today. Little to no surge. Way to go Airport staff, I applaud the coordination and communication. To us drivers...we can keep fighting over $13 airport rides 😭🤣
 

KK2929

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I was driving tonight at Uber LAX and there was a 2.5 surge. I noticed there was enough cars to supply the demand of people waiting in line however the staff wouldn’t allow passengers to get in the car. And I asked one the staff members why aren’t they letting any passengers get in the car and he said oh there’s not enough cars and also that their waiting for us to pull up. But there were cars there and they could have let people get in the cars like they normally do where they let the first group of people in line to walk over to the first set of cars like they normally do. I really think they are doing this to prevent drivers from getting a surge. I encourage you guys to confront the Uber staff and ask them why aren’t they letting passengers to go to the drivers and ask them to let them go to your car. Its not fair that we are waiting in the line and wasting gas sitting there until they finally decide to send over passengers.
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Nonsense -- First of all, the workers that you are talking about are not Uber employees. Uber and Lyft hired independent companies to keep that area staffed and pickups flowing smoothly. Second, these people could care less if you get a pax or not. The surges are triggered by supply and demand sent to a computer. Do you think that some person standing in a parking lot directing traffic knows when a surge is on? I do not know what mask person you are talking about unless they were just trying to stay warm. The LAXit lot is another holding lot for pickup drivers. You, as a driver, have no idea what is going on ahead of you and you certainly do not know that they are holding passengers from getting in a car.
Do you actually think that a pax would allow someone to prevent them from getting their ride without raising HELL ???
I think the only thing going on is YOU misinterpreting what is happening.
 
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