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pre booking Uber and will an Uber driver travel for 1.5 hours to the airport?

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 Posted 4 years, 7 months ago

Hello, I need to get my daughter from Wake Forest University to RDU airport on Friday- if she uses Uber is there any guarantee that the driver will take her the 1.5 hours to get there? Also, I'm trying to pre book and following the instructions online but they are not matching up with the Uber app?

Thank you!


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    8198 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    Uber will notify the driver when the request goes out that it's a long trip 45+ min. I know quite a few of my riders will reach out as soon as I accept by calling or texting me telling me where they are headed to make sure I am willing to go. Some drivers accept the request, get to pick up location, find out where the destination is and decide they dont want to go there. It waste your time because now you have to request another driver. Not saying this will happen to you just saying in my area it does. Usually late at night or very early mornings (2/3am). If you want to take precautions just text the driver once they accept request,  tell them where your daughter is headed and are they ok with that. 

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    1026 Rider Guru
     4 years ago

    What directions are you following? How are they not matching up? Perhaps I can help guide you. As some other commenters mentioned though, pre-booking is not guaranteed!

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    756 Rider Guru
     4 years ago

    Yeah a 1.5 hour trip shouldn't be a problem. Prebooking is not 100% guaranteed though.

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    1300 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    I don't see a problem of the driver taking your daughter to the airport if you're trying to schedule a ride it's a hit and miss on uber