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What's up with the surge lately?

Discussion in 'New York City' started by Red, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. Red

    Red

    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Driving:
    UberX
    There are still plenty of UberX available or at least shown through the rider's app, but surges has been crazy last few days.
    I wonder how high it would get without an artificial 2.8 cap?
    Perhaps price increase is on the horizon?
    I'm dazed and confused.
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  2. Lenny_yellow_cab

    Lenny_yellow_cab

    Location:
    Nyc
    Driving:
    UberX
    I drive yellow and yesterday people were using Areo and way2ride like crazy becuz there were very few ubers available even at 2.8 surge
     
  3. Backdash

    Backdash

    Location:
    what
    LOL
     
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  4. The_One

    The_One

    Location:
    New York
    People hate surge, it's not a good business practice. Surge reduces fares.
     
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  5. Lenny_yellow_cab

    Lenny_yellow_cab

    Location:
    Nyc
    Driving:
    UberX
    Supply an demand ... I dont see a problem with it
     
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  6. The_One

    The_One

    Location:
    New York
    No one said there is a problem with it, it just reduces the amount of fares, simple as that.
     
  7. The_One

    The_One

    Location:
    New York
    I was off, and I am sure many others are starting to realize that it's not sustainable with these dirt cheap rates and the over saturation of uber cars, add in the crazy traffic and then being stuck in the airport during rush hour for hours, it's just a complete disaster, uber are completely clueless how the transportation industry operates in nyc.
     
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  8. AdemHus

    AdemHus

    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    I had a 2.8 surge fare from W 26th st to Williamsburg last night. The chicks company was paying for the ride so she didn't care. lol
     
  9. Lenny_yellow_cab

    Lenny_yellow_cab

    Location:
    Nyc
    Driving:
    UberX
    The only reason i still manage to make the same amouny of money throughout the years in yellow cabs is because i have tons of experience and I adapt and change my routine when necessary. When I started 10 years ago it was sweet with no traffic, no bike lanes, no bus lanes and no uber lol
     
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  10. The_One

    The_One

    Location:
    New York
    That should be the standard fare. Surges like those are few and far in between.
     
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  11. Red

    Red

    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Driving:
    UberX
    Absolutely right. And surge is what's slowing down Uber's expansion into corporate market (thanks God) - accountants hate inflatable pricing.
    That's why I was wondering if they'll bring the regular price up - to lessen surges and make fares more predictable.
    The whole point of surge is to lure drivers into the area though so they will still need at least a minimal (1.5 or so) during the rush hours.
     
  12. Red

    Red

    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Driving:
    UberX
    I remember back in late 90's coming to JFK at 5am, leaving with a fare to the city around 7 and hitting no traffic at all.
    Good old days. Someone told me that all that suffocation of streets and avenues with bus and bike lanes is partially done in pursuit of making driving a car an absolute misery so more people would use mass transit.
    So actually we, as professional drivers, are being scapegoats of city planning. It's only about a 100 000 of us, mostly mute. So they don't care.
    That traffic knife in our backs is being thrown from City Hall with a cold precision.
     
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  13. Lenny_yellow_cab

    Lenny_yellow_cab

    Location:
    Nyc
    Driving:
    UberX
    I completely agree

    When u start reducing lanes thats when u know its intentional.
     

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