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Is it any cheaper round trip?

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 Posted 5 years, 6 months ago

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    8 Rider Driver
     5 years ago

    The answer is generally MAYBE.  My reason is explained below and i will use Uber as an example -

    Uber charges a minimum fare for every ride (say for example it is $5 minimum).  If you plan on doing a round trip from A to B (i.e A to B and then B to A), you can do it two ways.

    a) Scenario 1, you get two different uber rides - 

         Since each ride has a minimum charge of $5, you will pay at least $10 for your fare ($5 * 2).

    b) Scenario 2, the same ride waits for you at destination B without turning off the Uber meter

        Since the charge per minute is usually negligible (assuming it is 10 cents per minute), if it you wait 20 minutes at destination B before continuing your journey, you pay an additional $2 for waiting.  Assuming the total charge for distance travelled ([A to B] * 2 ) costs $6 and the total time spent on the ride is 30 minutes ($3), your total cost will be $9