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A Lot Of Rides To The Middle Of Nowhere! WTH

1845 Views 34 Replies 15 Participants Last post by  Matt Uterak
I'm not sure how Uber does it, but I think I'm in the data base as going to a certain spot, a LONG way away, without a chance for getting a trip to come back to the hot spots.

This happen on 5 trips just last night! Here am, in the heart of the city, waiting for a ping. I get one, and it takes me me about 6 miles out of the city. No worries, I'll take it. I drive back to the "hot spot" again, and PING.....another ride to the same apartment complex, 6 miles away. Now, the apartment complex is in BFE, and even if I stage there, I would have missed all the hot spot activity. So, this driving back and 4th 5 times last night, really ate up a long of time, not to mention every time I went out there, I would get another PING about 15 minutes away, in the complete opposite direction from the city. I wasn't going to take the chance to drive all that way, just for a 3 mile ride to the Piggly Wiggly.

Now granted, I did drive earlier this week and took a pax to this same apartment complex about 4pm on Wed. It's the 1st time I've ever been out to that place (ever before I started rideshare). Now, all the sudden, it seems that all my trips went out that way.

Then, at 2am, as I was driving back from this place and was going home, so I drove through the hot spot in town. A lot of people coming out of a local bar (a lot of college kids who live 1-2 miles away) and a $1.75 surge going on, I figured I can get about 3 or 4 real quick trips in the next half out, rack up $25, and head on home. I get my first ping. Guy gets in, 15 miles the total opposite directions of where I'd be heading to go home! WTF! I'd take that guy home, then have to head back with no chance for another ping.

I just don't know what I did to make Uber pick me for this trips!
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Yeah that sucks ... that’s why I drive in DF mode as much as I can.
And remember if you complain about it, you will be accused of “destination discrimination” crap. Smh
Did you not read....SEVERAL OTHER MONTHLY EXPENSES. Don't think I need to tell you my bills, do I?

If I have a DF, I haven't found it and don't know how to use it.
You should have it. It's called Destination Filter. You have six in Lyft and two in Uber
I can't drive Lyft. My car doesn't qualify. I drive a 2004.
You still have two DF in Uber too. But it's definitely not enough if you are driving full time.
You can't really do much about this. You gotta admit huge deadmiles if you driver ful time.
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Absolutely. And I've actually finished long trips to discover that I also drove through a surge and it applied to my next trip.

When I see the 45+ minute warning, I say "heck yeah!" ? My car gets around 44 mph highway, the pay is decent, and if it's long enough I just quit for the night after. Had one that was around $100 with tip, good enough!
Deadmiles though ...
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