Uber now allows you to book a ride for $50 per hour, make multiple stops along the way

nanoguy

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Uber says that ridership plummeted during the pandemic, and even as lockdown measures have been relaxed, many people have changed the way they use the ride sharing service. The company still encourages most people to travel only when necessary, but in the meantime has implemented a new option for people to book a ride for people who have to take trips in a sequence and wish to keep the same driver that picked them up to get them to their first destination.

The idea is that re-requesting a new trip for each location could prove to be an inconvenience if all you need is to run some errands or take a few stops along the way to get certain things done.

If that sounds like you, Uber will allow you to book a ride for $50 per hour and set up multiple stops as needed. Depending on the city, you might have to pay some mile overage, but you'll get an Uber Comfort car that is more spacious so you can pick up friends or family along the way.

The new feature has been available in pilot test across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia, and starting next month it will also be available in select cities in the US such as Atlanta, Washington D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, Tacoma, Houston, Phoenix, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa Bay.

Uber's in a financial pinch and has already laid off thousands of employees to keep the afloat, so the hourly booking option is also a way for the company to improve revenues and give drivers additional opportunities to earn money.

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Uncle Al

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I thought they required you to pay with Apple Pay or a credit/debit card? Besides, what will this do to the stolen car business?!?!?! LOL
 

candle_86

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As a driver hard no, Uber won't pass that money into the drivers, we will get our standard rates, which sitting idle not moving is 20 cents a minute.
 
This is complete BS for the driver. Uber takes 25% meaning the driver makes $35. While that seems a little better than the typical $10 - $25/hr you make with Uber, now the rider has no restrictions and instead of a driver taking someone 100 KM to the airport for a driver take of $90, the driver is only getting $35. This will kill a drivers car in no time and they won't make enough money to write off the mileage. FKU Uber!
 

candle_86

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This is complete BS for the driver. Uber takes 25% meaning the driver makes $35. While that seems a little better than the typical $10 - $25/hr you make with Uber, now the rider has no restrictions and instead of a driver taking someone 100 KM to the airport for a driver take of $90, the driver is only getting $35. This will kill a drivers car in no time and they won't make enough money to write off the mileage. FKU Uber!
Yep just another reason to ditch uber