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Is it true that Uber Scheduled Rides are not guaranteed?

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Anonymous
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 Posted 2 years, 4 months ago

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    kstark77
    100
     1 year ago

    Wait, hold on a secnod.  So what happens if there are no rides nearby? I don't like this.  So if I "schedule" a ride for an early morning pickup to the airport, no one may show up?  What's the point of this?  I can request my own ride when I wake up.

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      finkelmana
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       5 months ago

      The advantage of scheduling in advance is that a drivers are notified in advance. They can accept the scheduled pickup and you will be notified. The app will then remind them to pick you up. It will also prevent them from taking rides that would make them late. While there is no guarantee your scheduled pickup will be accepted, or even shows up, it offers some level of peace of mind. Yes you can schedule a regular ride, but again there is no guarantee a driver will be available. 


       

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        CWalcutt75
        222 Driver
         4 months ago

        That's true with Lyft where drivers are notified in advance and drivers can "accept" those rides in advance, days in advance.  However, they are still not required to make the pickups, so it's still not bulletproof.

        With Uber, it's just another ride.  I cannot remember if it even tells you that it's a scheduled ride.  The "scheduling" is just way to schedule a dispatch request at the date and time specified by the rider.  If no drivers, no drivers.

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          LG-PA
          796 Driver
           4 months ago

          On Uber when a prescheduled ride is sent to driver, they add a banner (Scheduled ride), but otherwise it is just a regular ride.

          On lyft drivers can add the prescheduled rides to theur que, so if a ride is a lucrative one drivers will grab them and will most likley be ready to perform it once it is pushed our way

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      jknobson77
      94
       1 year ago

      yeah, i am no longer sure about this.  this only benefits uber.  to make sure customers use their service. 

      i'd like to think this gives me "one thing to think about" but it really isn't that hard to make a request.

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        CaptainChampion
        128
         1 year ago

        I'd like to think that Uber does something to accommodate for the request.  With the knowledge they have that the request is coming, they *could* make prior arrangements...  

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          RPaulson
          547 Driver
           1 year ago

          As a driver I can tell you that I have never seen notifications to be somewhere at a certain time.

          With that said, here's one thing.  When I get a ride request, I do see that it was a "scheduled ride," and drivers like seeing that because it's usually a longer trip (say to the airport) and it is very unlikely to be cancelled.  So, I think the rider has that advantage.  it's more likely it'll be picked up drivers aroudn you.

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            finkelmana
            1
             5 months ago

            If you accept a scheduled request, you will most definitely be notified. If you are out driving, it will even stop taking new requests and direct you to the pickup to arrive on time. Scheduld requests are in a different part of the app, so I assume you haven't accepted any. Heck, I will even get notified to pick up a scheduled request I didn't accept if I'm in the area at the appropriate time and no one had accepted it.

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              StuffinMuffin
              770 Driver Rider
               4 months ago

              That's for Lyft, right? I don't think there is a separate section for Uber. 

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          eForceX77
          108
           1 year ago

          I'd like to think so too, but what would they do?  What can they do?  They can't instruct drivers to work certain times and certain locations.  I guess they can try, but what's the incentive for the driver?  A forced surge?

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      jbrowne44
      Rider
       9 months ago

      It says to schedule a ride but then when I try to there is no car or clock icon they say there is? I am so confused. I need to be picked up at 430 am and may need to consider a taxi since this looks a bit bogus and I need sometning reliable.

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    chrislawson0910
     4 months ago

    Uber isn't really reliable between hrs of 3am-7am on wait time cars on the road,etc.

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      HaileyGraff
      20
       4 months ago

      Uber is pretty pervasive though. Even right now at 4AM, and I live about 15 miles out of Boston, and I see two cars just a few minutes away. I'd imagine if I were anywhere close to the city, I'd see way more cars. Again, that's 4AM Wednesday morning.

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        TrixiForkids
        70
         4 months ago

        Yeah, depends on your location, but what chrislawson says is true. It may look like there are drivers but I have had some weird experiences requesting a ride in wee hours.

        My guess? I think the drivers are sleeping in their vehicles and won't respond to all requests.  LOL.

        ...or worse, the drivers are at their homes sleeping while having the Driver App online. The idea is that if there is a request, their phone would ring and they'd hop out of bed to come get you.  HAHAHA. I am not a driver myself, but I can totally see this happening.

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    CrazyCrayons
    140
     1 year ago

    So this is why Uber doesn't use the word, "reserve" and only "scheduled."

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      Star4Shining
      63
       1 year ago

      amen.  it's just a scheduling feature. It just schedules your request . what's the point? it's a false sense of security

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    kstead1
     10 months ago

    I can’t see the car/clock icon on the “where to” bar. How do I access the scheduled rides feature?

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    johnblotter
    81 Rider Driver
     11 months ago

    Just FYI: as a driver I like when I get scheduled rides. It shows me that this ride is important to the passenger and often this results in an on time passenger!

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      wraiththe
      177 Driver
       3 months ago

      Lyft is more reliable and friendly to the driver, because they can schedule their time around it... including wake up times.  With Uber, you are going to sit and wait... or cannot plan because it is last minute.  Unfortunately the odds of getting an awful Lyft car here is high.   Last time we could smell the scent bombs in our clothing on the plane.

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        RedANT
        943 Rider Driver
         3 months ago

        Nonsense.  Lyft and Uber are virtually the same company, have the same horrible policies, and treat their drivers badly to the point that driver availability is unreliable.  You can schedule a Lyft ride and they can make it available for drivers to accept ahead of time, but in many/most cases, the system is still searching for a driver 15 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.  

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    thomasmoss0380
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     3 months ago  (edited 3 months ago)

    Go to do a schedule ride and Jack shit. Don't Shows  any future ride ridiculous app and no customer phone support and app the has help section I'd ram up CEO asshole.

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      eForceX77
      108
       3 months ago

      Why are you even trying to schedule a ride? Just call one when you are ready. 

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      KSkon
      51
       3 months ago

      amen.