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Should UpFront fares go both ways?

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lilly
1026 Rider Guru
 Posted 5 years, 12 months ago

Uber riders now get to see how much their ride will cost ahead of time but drivers still have to wait till their passenger gets in the car to see how much they will make or even where they are going to be driving to. Thoughts?

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    CTG07
    223 Rider
     5 years ago

    This has always bothered me! I would like to know what kind of a fare I am picking up and whether or not I will be driving farther from my home or closer to my home (especially towards the end of the night). I understand that Uber doesn't want drivers to cancel ride riquests based on rider location but I feel they could set more parameters for getting rid of drivers that do this and letting the good drivers at least have the information! I just like to know where I am going to go...

    It would also be nice to see how much you will make up front :)

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      ippei
      1202 Rider Driver Guru
       5 years ago

      There is supposed to be a verbiage in Uber's terms that those guaranteed fares are not guranteed for that exact reason.  If the user, upon getting in the car, requests the route be changed, the fare can be affected and be different from the original estimate.

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    momof4
    8199 Rider Driver
     3 years ago

    I would love it if Uber and Lyft added a "no way do I want to drive to that city" filter:) I end up in Pa, NJ, and NYC. When in NJ and the 45+ pops up its a gamble. Will I end up in NYC. I will go to any other city and state however I HATE NY especially the city. I dont want to drive in the city, JFK, or La Guardia unless its a Sunday night between 12am & 4am (it's usually a ghost town then, not much traffic in the city). Not only can we not pick up any passengers but it takes 2/3 hrs to get the hell oit of there (no traffic 45/60 min. Tired of making $6 per hr for those crap trips. Just saying most NYC cab drivers (probably ride share drivers also) are rude, self entitled, and cant drive for sh!+ (unless its because they are rude & dont care). No wonder when I apply for Insurance in PA they ask if you drive in NJ & NY. NJ drivers are not much better:) Also just saying if we cant pick up riders in NY then NY drivers shouldnt be allowed to pick up in other states. Set DNDF (do not drive filter) set to NYC:)

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    TonyAlmeida
    1149 Rider
     5 years ago

    No.  Maybe AFTER they have accepted the ride.  I do not want the drivers to be choosing the fares. Long or short, they should pick us up if they are close and convenient.

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      CalvinFDailey
       3 years ago

      The problem is when they are NOT close and convenient, and we end up having to drive 10 miles to take someone 1 mile and get paid $3.

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      CasPer
      330 Rider
       5 years ago

      That's a good point. If they can see the upcoming fares, the drivers may always wait around for longer more lucrative rides.  Not good.

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        ippei
        1202 Rider Driver Guru
         5 years ago

        Just so you guys are aware, the drivers cannot see the destination of the passenger until they accepte and the passengers are picked up.  This has been the rule...  Of course, unless they have changed something recently.

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    mikeyappleton
    34 Driver
     5 years ago

    Ugh so torn on this... totally get why they don't so it's equal for everyone but I always want to know!!!