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Any drivers have any stories, issues, complaints about driving last night (night before Thanksgiving)?

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momof4
8199 Rider Driver
 Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Started driving at 730pm 3 XL trips cxd & 2 X trips. One of the trips waited until I drove 15 min. 4 miles to pick up location and waited outside for 2 min. got 10.55 thankfully it wasnt the usual 3.75.  It was uneventful just the way I like it. Declined 6 trips between 140am and 215am all were long pick ups. I'm telling you someone or AI (lol) is purposely messing with me. After that other cancellation wasnt taking the chance of driving 20/25 min only to get cxd or it be a really short trip. Especially since there were plenty of closer trips to accept. 

Ended up out of city by 2nd trip of the night. Up in Ambler. Tried to head back a few times on destination filter but that wasnt working out to well last night.  All my trips were basically the 4 same bars even when bars closed. It was overall not a bad night. On trip after another. Stacked nicely. It never stopped. I didnt see how much I made for the night until after my 230am trip was over:) Pleasantly surprised.  

I learned that young people from out of the city were much nicer, easier to please, well mannered, more understanding & patient. Not saying everyone young adult in city is awful but I didnt have 1 problem last night. All of them from the moment they got into car until they got out were respectful. Most of them said my car was the cleanest, nicest, best smelling Uber they ever had. I find that disturbing. Although clean and smells good & Its not beat up or falling apart but it is 13 yrs old. Its kind of disturbing because what are these other drivers driving around in, why are their cars not clean? I dont get it. What do you all think? Would love to hear other riders bad expe…

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Started driving at 730pm 3 XL trips cxd & 2 X trips. One of the trips waited until I drove 15 min. 4 miles to pick up location and waited outside for 2 min. got 10.55 thankfully it wasnt the usual 3.75.  It was uneventful just the way I like it. Declined 6 trips between 140am and 215am all were long pick ups. I'm telling you someone or AI (lol) is purposely messing with me. After that other cancellation wasnt taking the chance of driving 20/25 min only to get cxd or it be a really short trip. Especially since there were plenty of closer trips to accept. 

Ended up out of city by 2nd trip of the night. Up in Ambler. Tried to head back a few times on destination filter but that wasnt working out to well last night.  All my trips were basically the 4 same bars even when bars closed. It was overall not a bad night. On trip after another. Stacked nicely. It never stopped. I didnt see how much I made for the night until after my 230am trip was over:) Pleasantly surprised.  

I learned that young people from out of the city were much nicer, easier to please, well mannered, more understanding & patient. Not saying everyone young adult in city is awful but I didnt have 1 problem last night. All of them from the moment they got into car until they got out were respectful. Most of them said my car was the cleanest, nicest, best smelling Uber they ever had. I find that disturbing. Although clean and smells good & Its not beat up or falling apart but it is 13 yrs old. Its kind of disturbing because what are these other drivers driving around in, why are their cars not clean? I dont get it. What do you all think? Would love to hear other riders bad experiences with cars being dirty, messy, or just bad looking. RIDERS - Please share if you have had a bad driver or messy, banged up car

LG PA, Wes, or any other driver that drives in Philly or Lower Bucks County. Have a question maybe one of you can please help me with.  I stayed out of city last night and drove as far as Ambler but was generally around Southampton & surrounding area for rest of night. I had all short trips 6XL, 1 Pool, and 13X. Four trips ranged from 3.50 to 7.00, 3 trips 7.00 to 10.00. Thirteen trips which were surged or XL 10.00 to 20.00. Just need 4 trips for 1 quest & 14 for other which I will be able to do. Trip miles 157. Gas approx. 27.00. Much better gas mileage up there than in the city. Had I been in the city I would've used more gas & drove a lot more miles & less trips. When I drive in the city I decline more trips if in bad neighborhoods or in CC. Lots of dead miles heading out of those areas to get to better areas. Obviously last night was busy and not the norm. If I were to drive in those areas on regular weekends is it possible to make 125.00 to 200.00 from 6pm and 3am. on a Saturday night? Have any of you driven Sunday 5am to 2pm? Is it worth it? How are Friday nights in that area? Just curious as I would love to drive weekends up there and weekdays down here. I know its not always possible to stay in one certain area all the time. Things can change day to day etc... I am trying to figure out a better more efficient way to drive (doesnt everyone):) I have the time to try different strategies but cant afford to lose a lot of $ doing so as I have some nice tuition payments to come up with lol. Starting in July I head back to finish Nursing School until June 2020. I will only be driving 1/2 days on weekends when in school. I need to have a plan by then where I can make most money in short amt of time/days (dont we all):). Classes, clinicals, studying takes most of my time.  Some weekends cant work at all.  Unfortunately I have to pay most of my tuition for my last year and starting to worry. Thought I would save this year but as we all know pay isnt as good and trips are down. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I dont expect you to tell me all your secrets, give away all the best spots, etc... Basically an answer of yes give it a try or no so not worth your time would be greatly appreciated. Would be great if every weekend was like last night. Headed to try out Philly airport Friday night. Ill post my experience. Following weekend may try Trenton on Friday night. Is Trenton an ok neighborhood? 

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    LG-PA
    810 Driver
     3 years ago

    In Southampton (where I live) it is typically slow during regular weekends, though I see it lit up occasionally at night (Friday and Saturday night bar hours), I avoid driving at that time of the night.

    While you may get a few short bar hops in this area and in or around Warminster (by Walmart) these rides tend to be short and generally unprofitable, again unless you are chasing surges at crazy hours of the night.

    These towns are not heavily populated so rides are further spaced. 

    By your 2nd or 3rd ride you will see you are gravitating further and further soutts (first towards Willow Grove, then Cheltenham, then you are back in the area of Broad and eventually Center City), I certainly would not make it a point to rush empty back from Center City to Warminster/Southampton in hopes of scoring your next big ride :)

    I created a temporary email address where you can email your telephone number if you want, will be glad to chat with you, as I am a very slow typer

    [email protected]


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      momof4
      OP 8199 Rider Driver
       3 years ago

      That is  so nice of you to do this. You and Wes are awesome when it comes to helping people. I will definately be in touch via email. I have an idea I would like to run by another driver but didnt want to put it out there just yet. I personally dont know any drivers and would love to talk to you. I too am slow with texting. I also (as you all ready know) tend to put down too much info. or not enough. Lol I need to learn how to get my point across or explain something in a short paragraph or 2, not a short story or 3 chapters of a book. Ill email you in next 24/48. Thanks again:)

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    ErasDrivingCo
    140 Driver
     3 years ago

    You are asking Trenton is an okay place to drive. I do not know but I know Trenton, NJ is known for its high crime rates and number of violent crimes, beating Newark for the honor.

    https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/nj/trenton/crime

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      momof4
      OP 8199 Rider Driver
       3 years ago  (edited 3 years ago)

      Thank you for the info. Appreciate the response.