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Uber now locks in the fare for your scheduled ride

Discussion in 'News' started by FormerTaxiDriver, Nov 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM.

  1. FormerTaxiDriver

    FormerTaxiDriver Active Member

    Location:
    Chattanooga
    You won't face rude surprises if you remembered to book in advance.

    You've long had the option of scheduling Uber rides, but that didn't necessarily guarantee your fare. It could cost you a pretty penny if there was a surprise surge at the time you hopped in the car. That won't be an issue going forward -- Uber is now locking in fares when you book a ride at least an hour in advance. The price you see is what you'll pay at the end, even if traffic snarls would have resulted in paying more. This could be more than a little helpful if you're booking a ride to the airport, or expect to travel downtown during rush hour and would rather not pay extra for the privilege.

    https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/14/uber-locks-in-scheduled-ride-pricing/
     
  2. JimKE

    JimKE Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Miami
    No big deal. Just an extension of upfront pricing to scheduled rides. Riders will like it.
     
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  3. FormerTaxiDriver

    FormerTaxiDriver Active Member

    Location:
    Chattanooga
    Exempt from surge rates.
     
  4. unPat

    unPat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando
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    Got a surge on one of those.
     
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  5. grams777

    grams777 Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    Nashville
    From what I’ve seen the scheduled ride charged to the rider is more than a normal request. I assume they’re padding the fare (or their profits) with enough to cover surge if there is any.

    Ride now:
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    Scheduled ride (about 20% higher):

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  6. uberdriverfornow

    uberdriverfornow Well-Known Member

    Location:
    no
    Just another creative way to lose money for Uber. We just have to keep an eye on the surge areas so we know if they are not giving us surge in an area that's surging when these meatheads are getting their non surge rates.
     
  7. FormerTaxiDriver

    FormerTaxiDriver Active Member

    Location:
    Chattanooga
    Then Uber is compensating the driver to go ahead and not ignore the request.
     
  8. unPat

    unPat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando
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    Uber overcompensated on this one. I felt bad .
     
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  9. uberdriverfornow

    uberdriverfornow Well-Known Member

    Location:
    no
    On pool trips that only have the initial pool Uber tends to lose money. lol It's great to see them in the negative lol
     

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