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How reliable is Uber for early morning pickups to airports?

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HemiDodge
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 Posted 4 years, 8 months ago

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    rumiahmed
    3 Driver
     11 months ago

    Three times back to back - three times - i scheduled early morning airport pick up in uber scheduler. And all three times - Uber didn’t show up! First time assigned driver had no clue what i was talking about. second time - driver told me that his app didn’t tell me until the pick up time was past. He was apologetic.  And third time - the trip just disappeared / canceled at pick up time and whole trip vanished from my uber account!

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      JonJStevenson
      99
       11 months ago

      Those phantom rides.  Uber barely shows up now, especially at the airports. There is so much demand for riders that drivers are cancelling all trips until they get the one they want. I hear it's really not an option in many locations and you better not even try.

      Have you tried calling one on weekends?  The 3x 4x surge is normal and even then drivers don't show up.  What's most frustrating is how they cancel on the way to you, which make you go back to the app and start all over again.

      Take a taxi to the airport.

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    lilly
    1026 Rider Guru
     4 years ago

    Here is how to schedule your Uber ride in advance.

    Schedule my Uber Ride

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    GarretCarrot
    36 Rider
     4 years ago

    I've ordered Ubers in advance multiple times and haven't had an issue. You should be fine!

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    devlinbarb63
     4 years ago

    OMG this is like an emergency and I just heard about this service. My mother-in-law's broker died suddenly and I need to get her to the airport but I have no means. No vehicle no money nothing. It's so stressful I'm disabled and the stress is breaking me please someone help me or tell me how and what to do!

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      lilly
      1026 Rider Guru
       4 years ago

      Hi, so sorry to hear about your mother-in-laws broker and this stressful situation. I think your best (and quickest) solution would be to sign up for an Uber account (Here's how) and order a vehicle for your mother-in-law. This article walks you through ordering an Uber ride for someone else.

      When you sign up for the Uber account, you will be asked to supply credit card details to pay for your trip. Hopefully you have a credit card on hand you can use, if not, could you ask a friend to help you out?

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    KillaBeez
    31
     4 years ago

    Drivers PREY on airport rides.  Usually a longer ride, people are generally wealthy, they tip well, not drunk, business travelers are always good customers, etc. etc.

    This is why the competition is fierce at airports where many are waiting, but on the way to the airport?  You are a great target!

    Early morning rides are often to the airport.  Those are great.  and no traffic either.

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    gregt
    73 Rider
     4 years ago

    Ive never has a problem with Uber pickups! Taxis on the other hand... 

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      alisonjgp
      118
       4 years ago

      Seriously! Once I needed to get to the airport and my taxi was 45 minutes late! That is just not acceptable. Taxi drivers have no respect, they always try to squeeze in extra rides and end up being late.