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Large Passengers, should they be made to order UberXL?

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scantilysam
Rider Driver
 Posted 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Had a guy yesterday that tried to get in my car, must have weighed 250 at least. Took him a solid 3 minutes to just get in the car! Then he complained about how small my car was... these pax needs to order an UberXL!

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    lacy
    160 Rider Driver
     8 months ago

    It is a small difference in gas mileage if that is your concern. If your concern is wear and tear on the seats in your car, you need to find a different way to earn income. Honestly, I am a large woman, but I drove a very small car for over ten years and was never uncomfortable. Cars are designed to hold people, and some people are larger than others. There is no reason for a single person to call for an UberXL. That is referring to how many passengers and luggage they have, not the size of the person. 

    It may have taken him longer to get in your car for many reasons including some medical problems with knees, back, or even simply arthritis. You never know what someone else is experiencing. I find the slowest people to get in my car have their children with them even when they are young and in good shape. 

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      ce
      Rider
       8 months ago

      THANK YOU! I am tired of so many judgemental people in this world. You never know someones story.

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    DDominico69
    149 Driver
     11 months ago

    250 is nothing. I've had a 450 cargo x2 once. I know because they laughed and told me so. Tipped well, but not sure if it had anything to do with their weight. 

    I will add that they didn't wear seat belts. Maybe I should have said something but I didn't wanna offend.  Not sure if they would have fit. 

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      scantilysam
      Rider Driver
       11 months ago

      Ya, this guy was more like super tall, bulky kind of a guy

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      drollfan
      Rider
       11 months ago

      Jeez, almost 1k pounds in your backseat!! Did you check your tires afterwards?

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      HemiDodge
      351
       11 months ago

      Little known fact. Airlines have seatbelt extenders as is required by FAA. It's basically a single strap with buckles on both ends.  

      Large people should carry them around when taking taxis. I don't mean to be insensitive. It's in the name of safety. 

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    hanktoto
    Rider Driver
     11 months ago

    Yes! I have long been thinking this. Don't airplanes make you order two seats? If you weigh over a certain amount you need to order the bigger car.

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    eyekeyah
     11 months ago

    imagine if it was uber pool and some poor guy had to share it with him...

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    chicago49
    228 Driver
     11 months ago

    I hope your snack supply was on point.

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    bob
    127 Rider
     11 months ago

    Can you tell a person you won't accept their ride for being too big? Does Uber have any rules on this?!

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      dracomalfoy
      167 Driver
       11 months ago

      I dont think uber has any rules on this, can you imagine the backlash if they did. Better to jsut leave it up to the drivers to deal with...

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    ce
    Rider
     11 months ago

    wow, this is such a rude thought. I mean I get it but isn't this like "fat-ist"?

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    DriveMeToTheMoon
    274 Driver Driver
     11 months ago

    As long as they can fit through the door, it's legit.  Yes, it hurts gas mileage but that's the game you play.