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Drivers, Are you driving the Night before Thanksgiving?

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momof4
8199 Rider Driver
 Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Last year I was fairly new driving Uber as I drove only 1 day per week. I started around 8pm the night before Thanksgiving was steady until 145am. I went off the app to pick up my daughter & her bf from a bar,  pulled up to their home at 2am.  I put the app on at 2:05 the whole city was surged and all hell broke loose, the rides just kept coming in. I dont know if the app glitched or went crazy from overload. I accepted an Uber X Ride, wasnt at my pick up location yet when my phone went off again I accepted it assuming it would be the following ride which it was.  As I am still on my way to 1st pickup & a 2nd pick up all ready waiting, I continued to get request. 27 of them one after another. I declined the rides because I had no clue what was going on. Did Uber really line up 27 rides? Lol Dont think so. Why were they sending all these request? After I completed the first 2 rides I accepted every ride that came in. Drove until 3:30am until surge was gone. The next day I got an email from Uber saying I had the lowest acceptance rate in the city. Lol  Never understood what the hell happened. I have been on ride that wasnt complete and another request comes in.  Has any driver had more than 2 come in while still on a ride? 

People ended up walking home that night from a few bars. There wasnt enough Lyft/Uber/Taxi drivers.   Hopefully this year is very busy also.  Just curious what to do if request keep coming in do I just keep accepting? At what point will they stop the request?  

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    Wes
    1602 Rider Driver
     3 years ago

    The system will only stack one additional ride at a time, and yes, at bar closing on Thanksgiving eve, it can be CRAZY GOOD!!!

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      momof4
      OP 8199 Rider Driver
       3 years ago

      That night the trip request just kept coming in. I was on my way to a pick up I accepted another rider to pick up after I dtopped off rider. Then it went crazy and just kept sending request after request. I czn only assume "system overload":) 

      Today the whole city was surged along with Bucks I had a couple glitches with trips today also. Biggest issue was Uber using the time it usually takes to get to that pick up not real time with traffic and weather. Had a few cancellations then I started texting my riders letting them know time was incorrect and giving them my real ETA. They were annoyed at first but I kept them updated and all turned out well. Got a 12.00 surge with long pick up fee and 19.00 surge long pick up fee. One rider took me 47 min to get to him 3.4 miles away.  Drove him 4 blocks from his house, work called told him not to come in.  Drove him back took me 30 min from pick up to drop off.  He was charged 32.00 to take a ride a few blocks from…

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      That night the trip request just kept coming in. I was on my way to a pick up I accepted another rider to pick up after I dtopped off rider. Then it went crazy and just kept sending request after request. I czn only assume "system overload":) 

      Today the whole city was surged along with Bucks I had a couple glitches with trips today also. Biggest issue was Uber using the time it usually takes to get to that pick up not real time with traffic and weather. Had a few cancellations then I started texting my riders letting them know time was incorrect and giving them my real ETA. They were annoyed at first but I kept them updated and all turned out well. Got a 12.00 surge with long pick up fee and 19.00 surge long pick up fee. One rider took me 47 min to get to him 3.4 miles away.  Drove him 4 blocks from his house, work called told him not to come in.  Drove him back took me 30 min from pick up to drop off.  He was charged 32.00 to take a ride a few blocks from house back to his house.  Work would be paying that plus tip 10.00. Surges were great but in the end not worth it in the traffic. The first trip got girl to work at Red Robin they were closed never told her. Ended up sitting up there on my own time waiting for family member to come get her. I couldnt just leave her there standing out in this westher with just a hoody:) Lesson learned if traffic real heavy stay home:) I did make 68.00 for 2 trips but too much time in traffic. Also fighting with Uber over long pick up fees they only pd. me 5 min 2.27 for 1 and 5 min 2.52 for the other. Pick ups were over 30 min and over 45 min. We will see how that goes. You driving night before Thanksgiving? Btw thanks for all that info a few weeks back. Impressive. You really did your homework. I emailed you to thank you but something happened with me email acct. and nothing I sent went to anyone. Thanks again:) 

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