Took the 1st Uber and Lyft as a Pax tonight for the 1st time in a long time what an experience
The quoted trip to the bar was significantly less than coming home. My GF was using her rider app, and I checked my driver app there was no surge occurring at that time. It was $11.00 to get there and $19.00 to $22.00 to go home again according to my driver app no surge was occurring to explain the price difference, and it was fluctuating from minute to minute as we turned the app on and off trying to understand the pricing difference.
The Uber driver told me how little he drives part-time weekend day only and somehow pays his 2016 Prius Uber lease unlimited miles by leaving it on his counter sitting home only taking calls when they ping and a few airport runs. Wonder if because he has a lease Uber sends him more pings to make sure he doesn’t default on his lease cause the amount of money he claimed to make covers his lease and he still takes money home. (I run similar hours and even overnight bar crowd and don’t come close to the money he claims)
I ended up grabbing a Lyft home because of the pricing difference Uber wanted for going to the bar vs. going home. Lyft was $10.00 to $12.00 cheaper again no surge going on according to my Uber app. So are they charging the customer surge and not passing it on to the driver?
OK, I’m curious thoughts on others who may have had similar findings?