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How many riders and passengers can be on a UberPool?

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    momof4
    7068 Rider Driver
     4 months ago

    There should be a number of grocery bags a pool rider can bring. Twenty two bags that fills the 3rd row of SUV, trunk, front seat, and a seat in 2nd row should definately be able to Uprade to an X or XL. 

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    mhr768
    2
     4 months ago

    I think that Uber needs to look into that claim , I have had  3 seperate rides in the last 3 wreeks that had 5 people in a small compact car . On one occasion our extra rider was asked if he could ride in the cargo area (not trunk)  because the car was packed!.  The drivers are really becoming  irate and confrontational with customers .

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      LG-PA
      800 Driver
       4 months ago

      When requesting pool one has to specify number of riders, driver confirms that at pick up on the screen. This enables the system to plan as to whether driver can pick up another couple or only a single passenger.

      I had the happen to me. Rider requested pool for 1, but there were two of them at pick up.

      I tried changing to two (system told me to make the rider add the second passenger (their friend)

      it is $0.11 more for their friend, so I see why rider stated 1 initially vs. 2. (a lot of money - understandable), eventually she changed to 2, and almost immediately got an add-on passenger for a couple, since system figured I should have 2 more seats available. But for example if the same cheap passenger #1 requested pool for 2 but showed up with 3, and I did not force her to change, my next stop for the couple would not enable me to pick them up. SO it is driver's responsibility to ensure number of riders getting in matches the number Uber was told will get in the car. the screen to c...

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      When requesting pool one has to specify number of riders, driver confirms that at pick up on the screen. This enables the system to plan as to whether driver can pick up another couple or only a single passenger.

      I had the happen to me. Rider requested pool for 1, but there were two of them at pick up.

      I tried changing to two (system told me to make the rider add the second passenger (their friend)

      it is $0.11 more for their friend, so I see why rider stated 1 initially vs. 2. (a lot of money - understandable), eventually she changed to 2, and almost immediately got an add-on passenger for a couple, since system figured I should have 2 more seats available. But for example if the same cheap passenger #1 requested pool for 2 but showed up with 3, and I did not force her to change, my next stop for the couple would not enable me to pick them up. SO it is driver's responsibility to ensure number of riders getting in matches the number Uber was told will get in the car. the screen to change number of riders is right in front during pick up.

      Occasionally I may have 2 separate passengers already in the car, pool up to my next pool pick up, to find party of 4 who requested a pool, I roll down window and tell them basically I can't fit 10 pounds of passengers into my 5 pound car. I also ask them if they selected pool? knowing already they did and tried to cheat system. I ask them how many passengers they put in during request? (knowing they put in for 2 as system wuld not even let you pool as an option if you have 4 passengers in the single party. (because it would no longe be a pool if you r party of 4 took up all seats) of course the passenger claims they put in 2. Anyway I ask them to cancel, they do not want to cancel because they do not want to get hit with $3.75.

      The point for me talking to them is not only to educate them, but to also milk time, so if they do not want to cancel themselves, by time I am done talking to them 2 minutes are up and I just hit NO SHOW and cancell myself, so I can collect my fee. Last thing I need is to drive to them for 5-10 minutes and not even get the NO SHOW fee, because the cheap asses were to cheap to book regular pool.

      I do not do many pool rides anymore because of this hassle and dealing too much with cheap asses who request pool, do not tip (for most part), drag my ratings down (I bet the other two passengers in my car already would leave a lower rating because it too longer) and then cheapskates try to beat the system even further by trying to save $0.11 by not declaring all people in their party, find another driver :)

      Oh yes all that on top of Uber paying drivers less per mile and minute for doing a pool ride vs. regular. So more work (more hassle) = less pay - makes total sense :)





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        KimStigs
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         4 months ago

        Thanks for this. I've always wondered how this pooling worked. Two times I tried, I had no one else join.

        Follow on question. Do you ever get more than two parties in the car at the same time?  If you drive an UberX, you theoretically have four seats available. Can you have 3 or 4 separate parties in the car at the same time?

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          LG-PA
          800 Driver
           4 months ago

          I once had had two different passengers request a pool at the same time from a train station,  they happened to be going similar way so I ended up getting both of them, thus I had two separate parties enter car at same moment, each as under their own account.

          Yes, I had at least 3 different parties once (nurses ended shift in a hospital) all three were going home, I picked one up first, then as I was making my way out of the hospital, got add-on ping from the same hospital on other side of the hospital building, and then the 3rd one. Pool will keep adding passengers until system sees no free seats are left, so you could have 4 separate single passengers in the car at the same time

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      ClancyJones
      66 Rider
       4 months ago

      We always have that one girl who claims she can sit on another person. or lie across the 3 passengers in the back.

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    AGirlHasNoName
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     4 months ago

    Can't an UberSUV pick up more than 4?

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      BrianTheScrewDriver
      361 Driver Driver
       4 months ago

      Currently, the UberPools are only offered on UberXs.

      That's not to say that an SUV can't pick you up, but I believe the capacity is still capped at 4.