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Dec 27, 17, 5:42 am
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Posted By john2g1

nd2010 flyguy6 tmiw So Uber does have a...

nd2010 flyguy6 tmiw

So Uber does have a "VIP" program. It's (sadly) updated every month based on your number of rides. The VIP program has gone through many changes and sometimes it depends on...
Sep 27, 17, 12:40 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 8,315
Posted By john2g1

:confused: Everyone on FlyerTalk is supposed to...

:confused: Everyone on FlyerTalk is supposed to be pretty savvy... Ok follow along...

You made an argument asking why the customer should foot the bill for something Uber/Lyft failed to account...
Sep 27, 17, 12:32 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 8,315
Posted By john2g1

You're almost making my point to you for me if...

You're almost making my point to you for me if you fully understood things... Uber is a private company and drivers are also private individuals.

There is no mandate (Uber or law wise) for driver...
Sep 26, 17, 2:55 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 8,315
Posted By john2g1

I give up man... It's only a few of you. Do you...

I give up man... It's only a few of you. Do you think that the solution is to charge you more just because every car near you doesn't like your score or is waiting on someone else?

Should there be...
Sep 26, 17, 12:49 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 8,315
Posted By john2g1

No I am looking at the thing that the customer is...

No I am looking at the thing that the customer is paying for: Door to door transportation from point A to point B.

Not to be confused with buses, trains, or planes which although are mode of...
Sep 26, 17, 12:06 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 9,079
Posted By john2g1

What? What point are you making? Make drivers do...

What? What point are you making? Make drivers do what exactly?

Drivers are subject to (maybe you meant objective rating?) what ever a passenger rates.

Being the paying customer matters in this...
Sep 22, 17, 9:37 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 13,312
Posted By john2g1

To the Moderators: I apologize if I do not link a...

To the Moderators: I apologize if I do not link a news article correctly...

http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article174528876.html

The short (and relevant) version of this story...
Sep 22, 17, 8:53 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 8,315
Posted By john2g1

Actually that is neither collusion nor a tenant...

Actually that is neither collusion nor a tenant of the free market (in this scenario). If it was individual drivers would set prices based on the "market", their ratings, comfort and luxury level of...
Sep 22, 17, 8:49 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 9,079
Posted By john2g1

Yeah this is some side venture with Taco Bell......

Yeah this is some side venture with Taco Bell... I don't know any details yet but in the past with Lyft these "special cars" paid the driver a bonus.
There was once a "special car" where the driver...
Sep 20, 17, 12:36 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 8,315
Posted By john2g1

I really don't get the anti tipping sentiment...

I really don't get the anti tipping sentiment displayed by some on this forum.

Do you remember taxis? You had to tell dispatch where you were and where you were going and if it was to rural or you...
Sep 18, 17, 12:07 pm
Replies: 252
Views: 156,286
Posted By john2g1

^^^ This is true.

^^^ This is true.
Sep 18, 17, 12:06 pm
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Views: 9,079
Posted By john2g1

Please go back and read some of my posts. I...

Please go back and read some of my posts. I specifically said not every trip deserves a tip more than anything else.

It's not about winning hearts and minds it's about informing passengers when...
Sep 16, 17, 6:25 am
Replies: 252
Views: 156,286
Posted By john2g1

Sooo... You use UberSUV? UberBlack? UberSELECT at...

Sooo... You use UberSUV? UberBlack? UberSELECT at least? If you only use UberX I find it hard to believe that you don't care what Uber charges you.

Additionally this driver is totally separate...
Sep 16, 17, 5:04 am
Replies: 252
Views: 156,286
Posted By john2g1

Sigh... TravelinSperry brunes For those...

Sigh...
TravelinSperry brunes

For those advocating that drivers quit if pay is low you will pay for it in surge pricing. That "supply and demand" formula is out of your control unlike choosing...
Sep 16, 17, 4:45 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,368
Posted By john2g1

I got tired of reading all of the many non...

I got tired of reading all of the many non helpful responses...

There are two options:


Choose a fake destination, alert you driver, and change the destination after you are on the way. This...
Sep 16, 17, 4:34 am
Replies: 34
Views: 8,315
Posted By john2g1

I hear you but and generally agree but... The...

I hear you but and generally agree but... The last passenger I took out of ATL was outside of the designated zone. You get a 6th sense about this kind of thing after doing a number of trips.

I...
Sep 16, 17, 4:15 am
Replies: 87
Views: 26,853
Posted By john2g1

Meh maybe your driver was a scammer... Maybe he...

Meh maybe your driver was a scammer... Maybe he was a moron.

Uber is driven by the public and requested by the public.

Some drivers need to get off the road and some passengers are horrible...
Sep 16, 17, 3:47 am
Replies: 252
Views: 156,286
Posted By john2g1

Okay fast version... Uber started out as only...

Okay fast version... Uber started out as only offering the "real limo company" types you mentioned. That is now called UberBlack/SUV and in rare markets UberTaxi.
With that advent of the "anti-Uber"...
Sep 16, 17, 3:33 am
Replies: 252
Views: 156,286
Posted By john2g1

Short version... Your idea is not a good one....

Short version... Your idea is not a good one. There is a driver forum identical to this one and more than a dozen drivers have sworn off UberPOOL because someone rated them low for something outside...
Sep 16, 17, 3:14 am
Replies: 252
Views: 156,286
Posted By john2g1

@747FC...

@747FC (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/member.php?u=637795) and your star rating rules...
Uhhh yes... This is pretty spot on to what most drivers think you guys rate us on. In fact be a little...
Sep 16, 17, 2:46 am
Replies: 34
Views: 13,312
Posted By john2g1

Wow... You still don't get it... You are a lawyer...

Wow... You still don't get it... You are a lawyer why do I have to spell it out in layman terms?

Okay boys and girl read very carefully:

It's not about statutory rights in a contract/TOS... The...
Sep 16, 17, 2:28 am
Replies: 114
Views: 9,079
Posted By john2g1

Okay first off... What? UberBlack/SUV are...

Okay first off... What? UberBlack/SUV are literally professional drivers. Not in the sense that they drive for money but they are licensed, insured (privately), had to have knowledge of laws etc.
...
Sep 16, 17, 1:43 am
Replies: 12
Views: 4,440
Posted By john2g1

By all means... Here's the thing... Most drivers...

By all means... Here's the thing... Most drivers savvy enough to cancel a scheduled ride to take a surge are savvy enough to know to not accept the job in the first place (surge locations and times...
Sep 14, 17, 8:46 am
Replies: 12
Views: 4,440
Posted By john2g1

You won't know about your driver info because the...

You won't know about your driver info because the driver can choose to not do the job at any time.

However, you will know the cost of the ride in advance. The assumption is of course that a driver...
Sep 14, 17, 3:43 am
Replies: 252
Views: 156,286
Posted By john2g1

I just called it quits but you said thanks and...

I just called it quits but you said thanks and etiquette without sarcasm is rare on the internet...

This is a very short version I have a longer one somewhere else...

5* and no tip:


You...
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