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Hey passengers. What creative amenities or extras do you wish your UberX drivers offered?

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JonHogan
86 Driver
 Posted 3 years ago

Water, gum, mints, umbrella, ponchos, aux cable, and charging cables. I have heard those.  Anything extra you want?

I am a driver looking for ways to serve you better.  This is your chance to share your ideas. 

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    momof4
    8196 Rider Driver
     3 years ago  (edited 3 years ago)

    An eject button on all passenger seating. So when my express pool rider that I drive 7 min to to find out they are going 5 blocks isnt on the the corner the app tells them to go to I can wait 5 min or drive to find them.  Then asks me to stop at store, takes not just 1 water but 1 for the road, and then when we get to destination says "I cant walk I dont know how to get there". The best is my fare is 3.95  and guess what else? You drivers know this one I bet. No tip. Not surprising.  I can eject them out of my car best amenity ever. Oh sorry you wanted ideas from passengers for amenities for riders.

    Just want to mention 1 other type of rider I would love to eject. Pick up 7:57am. Rider says "I am having a bad morning didnt hear my alarm" need to be in work at 8:00.  Destination is 7 min away. Brags the entire way of how much money he makes since moving here from Arizona. BTW got him there in 4 min.  First time I pick him up no tip. Second time doesnt remember me. Same story late, makes so much money. Drop off. I got a tip I was shocked. Looked at amt .50. Thats just an insult. EJECT.

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      KarinaWakaba
      12 Rider
       3 years ago

      Those are two great stories.  There must be lots of these stories for you uber drivers.

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      WWBlueStuff
      268 Driver
       3 years ago

      That's an amenity?  Sounds like a vehicle feature for the drivers.  and it's brilliant.

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      Bigfrank
      445 Driver Driver Rider
       3 years ago

      I am in total agreement with you . Hello passengers start with giving at least 15%  Tipping and when .our weekly gross equals the Tipping percentage then we can off some treats 

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    ClancyJones
    76 Rider
     3 years ago

    What about those warm hand towels?  Like those that they give you at Japanese restaurants?

    Can you imagine how refreshing that would be on a hot day.

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      SyedAli
      237 Driver
       3 years ago

      Yes, I can. but it ain't a spa.

      wait, until you have your own private jet for that, please.

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      Bigfrank
      445 Driver Driver Rider
       3 years ago

      How about a hot towel to make a noose for you to hang yourself.  

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        ClancyJones
        76 Rider
         3 years ago

        I thought a noose was what you drivers carried in your glovebox for when Uber cuts the rate to zero. 

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          Bigfrank
          445 Driver Driver Rider
           3 years ago

          I am not a Uber driver and it would be a cold day in hell before I let u sit in my car J/O

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      CWalcutt75
      258 Driver
       3 years ago

      The best you will get from an UberX driver is a Lysol counter wipe. (We use those to clean cars between fares.)

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        Bigfrank
        445 Driver Driver Rider
         3 years ago

        Yeah one that has been already used

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    CaptainOlimar
    186
     3 years ago

    Floss?

    Coke?

    Life advice?

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      CrazyCrayons
      145
       3 years ago

      No matter how many times I re-read it, I keep reading Coke as cocaine. I assume you meant cola

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      Bigfrank
      445 Driver Driver Rider
       3 years ago

      Floss yes after I used it , coke yes a empty one that you redeem for a nickel , life advice ? Get a life

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    AngieKM169
    117 Rider
     3 years ago

    Friendly tour of the route/city that we drive.  Love the insightful conversations I have with my friendly drivers.  It means a lot more than you think

    Btw, no, not just talkative.  Someone who shares something new with you, like stories of driving, history of the city that we are driving in, etc.  No, not your life problems.  I am sorry, but I don't care.

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      Bigfrank
      445 Driver Driver Rider
       3 years ago

      Guess what  90% don't care about your proplems and other 10 % are happy that you have proplems . Most drivers fall in the 90% . I love tours as long as I can jack up the fare.

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    DDominico69
    185 Driver
     3 years ago

    I know this is a hypothetical thought exercise, but I cannot think anything else but expenses associated.  UberX drivers make such low margins that we cannot be offering anymore amenities.  I was almost offended when I saw this question.

    If the riders tipped more, I think I would provide things. ...but they don't.  and that's regardless of whether I have amenities or not.  I ran experiments and I didn't see much difference.

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      Bigfrank
      445 Driver Driver Rider
       3 years ago

      Hello , get with it these Tightwads are not going to tip you because Uber 666 has successfully dug up all the mass transit zombies to think they are special. 

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    KimStigs
    49
     3 years ago

    Audio headsets?  Like those cheapo disposal ones that airlines hand out?

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      Bigfrank
      445 Driver Driver Rider
       3 years ago

      How about you buying your own Tightwad.

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    FlutterShy
    310 Rider
     3 years ago

    Your attentiveness to open an umbrella and walk me to the door.  

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      Bigfrank
      445 Driver Driver Rider
       3 years ago

      Not for cheap fares and no tip. Keep dreaming

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        ClancyJones
        76 Rider
         3 years ago

        One can argue that you'd get receive more tip if you provided better service and vice versa.

        Someone's gotta start.  I am doing my part by paying it forward.

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          Bigfrank
          445 Driver Driver Rider
           3 years ago

          Yes we start by 99% of passengers Tipping 15% mininium. 

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      RedANT
      1071 Rider Driver
       3 years ago

      LOL.  If you need a disabled grandmother with a cane to walk you to your door in the rain for a $3 ride, you have bigger problems than I can ever help you with. 

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    CaptainOlimar
    186
     3 years ago

    Wasn't there a similar thread on this forum?

    I remember someone selling 5-hour energy.  but selling though.

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      Bigfrank
      445 Driver Driver Rider
       3 years ago

      You need exlax

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    ChadGellar
    28
     3 years ago

    How about getting me there without complaining about how horrible Uber is  

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      Bigfrank
      445 Driver Driver Rider
       3 years ago

      The driver is talking about you