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?