Discussion in 'Surge' started by SCaputo, Mar 31, 2016.
This was October 29th, the crazy Halloween Weekend. I got a 6.0x and 6.2x fare that night.
Plentiful in my market, a lack of surge indicates you probably have too many drivers
South bay was surging at times last night. I saw some 4.0x when I zoomed in. That is better than previous weekends.
Picked up someone at 8.2 on new years. That's the highest I've seen in Minneapolis
This was a beautiful thing to see when first opening the app to start driving for the night. Ended up only getting Select and LUX pings during this surge since both were cheaper, lol.
9.2 at ATT Stadium a couple weeks ago.
At least 10.6x last night in Burlington but best one I caught last night was a 7.0x
Highest I've picked up was after New Year's 5.0x for 10-mile ride netting $148.75. Highest I've seen on the app was a 7.0x after the recent Orange Bowl game....
Saw 11.0x on NYE, actually got one at 10.0x.....11 miles for a $102 net.
I have seen several in the 8 to 9 range. I have cashed in on a few of them. Many times when it is that high it seems a bit artificial. And a lot of empty open cars start piling up on the map. Meaning people are not requesting them only a few people that don't care about price are requesting. I think it would be much better of uber to have a higher base rate and less search. Still have surged but use it when necessary and this type of pricing would allow for more consistency for the drivers and passengers would know more what they will pay.
10x rosemont near Chicago nye. I was in my bed watching !
9.9X uber, seen
850% Lyft, seen -- in a zone where that pays like 11x UberX (12.5x/14.0x with PDBs)
6.0x Uber, gotten
6.0x Lyft, gotten
7.0x Lyft Plus ($11/mi!) Gotten --- noshow
4.0x LyftPlus, gotten & completed
2.0x Lyft Premiere, several
....Select surge? NONE gotten
6.0x for Fuber? That's it? Didn't you work 7/4 this year? Santa Monica was up to 9x. Got 2 8x trips out of there. Too bad NYE was such a bust.
12.x nye... I always thought 9.9 was the max too... Apparently it's not
Nope I was in OC Lyft guarantee farming @ about $6-7 /mi
6x was the NYE...
I've almost never aimed for bloodred UberX surge, I'm better at catching it on Lyft. And Select is more likely to pay a medium sum of $40-80 for one ride and get you stack pings, vs teensy lil Xsurge runs and then it's over
Literally tried it like....3 times? 5.4x, 3.7x, 6.0x
Lyft OC with its higher minfares and pdb MULTIPLIER (it doesn't add it MULTIPLIES when it stacks) seems to get fatter payouts anyway
$4.75 * 6x > $2.40 * 10x
And a Lyft $35 guarantee + 2 small select fares = more than both of em together
Newer market here in Iowa City. First big home football game capped at 4.9. in Sept. It sat at 4.9 before kickoff artificially high with 20 riderless drivers. (DUH - everyone already at the tailgaters). Gradually allowing them to get higher it seems. 6.0+ sustained for 4 hours after Michigan home football. It hit 11.2 momentarily on NYE, but looked like very few takers. I gave several on NYE for 8.0, but we have a 3$ minimum here and 28% to the bossman. NYE was just busy, not great.
Ok, you win. This is the highest screenshot for a surge I have seen ☺
Surprisingly right here in Sacramento a few nights ago, after a not so big basketball game it's search that to 9.4....
The thing is it was a weeknight so I'm sure there was a lot fewer Uber drivers
Just goes to show how much we could make if the market was not so oversaturated...
I've never seen a surge over 4.7 in my area. I rarely actually get any rides though that are surge even when I'm in the surge bubble. I always get pickup requests outside the surge bubble.
Oh, I get plenty of requests for pickups way outside of the surge buble that I'm sitting in..... but I would have to be a fool to accept them.
I mean I have been sitting in a 3+ surge and had Uber send me a request for a 20-minute pickup with zero surge !
I guess Uber thinks that just because I work for them I must be ret@rded....
Anyway Uber already screws me enough. I won't ever drive outside of a surge area...
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