When will pax and ants understand that 4 riders =/= 5 on Uber X?

MaximusMurkimus

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I picked up a nice surge on Friday. Guy was coming out with his kids and wanted to go a mile or so. Okay, cool. Then another kid came out. Kinda cozy, but okay. Then his wife. Oh no. My car fits 5 and only 5, myself included. I canceled and told them to call an XL. Oh, but my other driver said it was okay. Your other driver is a derp. Oh, they can sit on my lap. I'm sure they can, but no. Call an XL. No one wants to call an XL.

As I circled around the corner, sure enough he just requested another X. Incredible listening skills, that one. I ignored it.

I hope no one actually enabled that terrible idea.
 

CrazyT

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I had similar yesterday. I had a surge guarantee that was decent so tourist shuttle with a bunch of short runs was worth it. I get the ping, pull in, guy comes to the car with a couple of collage kids. Ok fine. By the time they start getting into the car I see the others. I tell them 5 people? I can't do that. I need seat belts for everyone. Oh they can double buckle. No they can't. First it's still illegal, second there is no way 4 people are going to fit in the back of a Prius. You can either break into two groups and call another X or call an XL.

The one girl starts yelling at the guy why can't we go? He says I didn't know she couldn't take us. Ummm on the rider app it tells you X can have up to 4 people. You just don't want to spend the money.
 

MSUGrad9902

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I do XL in my Ford Flex. At this point, I don't even bother mentioning the fare adjustment I make the next day. "We'll just give you a cash tip" is my favorite - then they forget about that after they've gotten out of the car.
 

60000_TaxiFares

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I had similar yesterday. I had a surge guarantee that was decent so tourist shuttle with a bunch of short runs was worth it. I get the ping, pull in, guy comes to the car with a couple of collage kids. Ok fine. By the time they start getting into the car I see the others. I tell them 5 people? I can't do that. I need seat belts for everyone. Oh they can double buckle. No they can't. First it's still illegal, second there is no way 4 people are going to fit in the back of a Prius. You can either break into two groups and call another X or call an XL.

The one girl starts yelling at the guy why can't we go? He says I didn't know she couldn't take us. Ummm on the rider app it tells you X can have up to 4 people. You just don't want to spend the money.
Where did they want to go ? A minimum fare? $4.80? The minimum for many taxis was $3.80 when Bill Clinton was catting around the White House.

Never ceases to amaze me the angst an occasional extra $5.00 will generate in 5 people, much less one.

Some woman dialed 911 because Mcdonald's wouldn't serve her a burger meal when the breakfast menu had started,

Did your fares dial 911?


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Jimmy Bernat

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I get people trying to put 5 or sometimes 6 people in my car . Most are cool when I say no but everyonce in awhile you get someone who wants to make a big deal about it . Sometimes I think it's by accident as it happens a bit more with Select rides then X or Lyft rides , thinking select is the bigger one .
But I just don't get what people are, thinking , it's only 50% more for an XL and everyone can be comfortable . Plus if you have 5 + people and you can't come up with a couple extra bucks between all of you . Maybe you shouldn't be going out
 

JimS

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In 946 rides, I've had two incidents where I carried more than capacity.

First one was newbie stupidness.

Then about a month ago it happened again. Four came out and got in. Started trip. Then they said, "oh, there's one more!" I 3*'d their lying butts.

90% of the time, have been able to ward them off. Keep doors locked, window down, if you see a herd headed to your car. And, no, the "other drivers let us" BS doesn't cut it for me.
 

MaximusMurkimus

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I get people trying to put 5 or sometimes 6 people in my car . Most are cool when I say no but everyonce in awhile you get someone who wants to make a big deal about it . Sometimes I think it's by accident as it happens a bit more with Select rides then X or Lyft rides , thinking select is the bigger one .
But I just don't get what people are, thinking , it's only 50% more for an XL and everyone can be comfortable . Plus if you have 5 + people and you can't come up with a couple extra bucks between all of you . Maybe you shouldn't be going out
People are used to pushover newb drivers who give in to their whining.

I don't get paid extra to deal with that, so I rather let some other clueless driver do the (illegal) deed.
 

simpsonsverytall

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1. ask them if they have 4 or less riders prepared to make the trip
2. if they say 'no' = cancel rider no-show


same as a no show
 
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