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Is an Uber XL safer than Uber X during Covid?

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MollyT
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 Posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Do you guys think it is worth the extra money to get a bigger Uber car? I feel like the more space the less likely I am to catch Covid from an Uber.

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    momof4
    8184 Rider Driver
     2 weeks ago

    The only reason I can see it being somewhat safer is you can sit in the very back. I use to drive Uber XL. I have a Honda Pilot which has a 3rd row of seats as do mini vans and other XL vehicles. Other than that your in a closed in vehicle not the best place to be. Wear a good mask, wash your hands, crack your window, don't touch your face or fiddle with your mask. Hopefully your driver doesn't have covid and sneezes or coughs. Hoping they sanitize their car also. That's about the best advice I can give you:) Stay safe.

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      MollyT
      OP 16
       2 weeks ago

      Thanks - this is kind of what I was thinking too. I know there are a lot of other factors and it is a risk no matter what but the more space the better, right?

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        momof4
        8184 Rider Driver
         2 weeks ago

        It can't hurt. 

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    actingfool
    83
     2 weeks ago

    ha, really? I don't think the few extra feet of space is going to spare you from covid! Just ask the driver to keep the windows down if you are worried

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      KateHarley68
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       2 weeks ago

      PLUS ONE.  In fact, the Uber app suggests the passengers to keep their windows open.

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        JonHogan
        86 Driver
         2 weeks ago

        and drivers to open the windows on the way to pickup. Not sure how many do it though.

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    JBachman
    56
     1 week ago

    Yes, but I wouldn't pay the extra

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    AndrewCalam
    70
     2 weeks ago

    There's definitely larger distance between the driver and the passenger on an SUB. Think the 6 feet guidance.  It's impossible on a sedan, but it's possible on an SUV. 

    Way more air volume inside. 

    Speaking of the air, I noticed drivers with make-shift barrier. Total ghetto, but I appreciate the attempts and I did feel safer.