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As I have stated before, one person’s experience is anecdotal; many similar experiences from a large sample equals a trend. In an attempt to quantify our Metals/Hourly experiences when driving UberX, I have created the following survey.

Please complete one survey per Incentive Period (e.g. Friday 6:00 pm to Saturday 2:00 am). Please answer the following:

Incentives:
Incentive Type (Metals / Hourly / New Driver / None):
If Metals, Which Level (Silver / Gold / Platinum):
Incentive Rate (1.8X / $30.00 Hour Plus $150.00 / 75 rides $500.00 / Etc.):
Incentive Day and Date:
Incentive Period:

From the “Earnings” tab on the Driver App:
Time Online:
Completed Trips:
Trips Started in “The Core”:
Trips Ended Outside “The Core”:
Total Earnings:
Total Miles Driven:

Type of Rides:
Number of Pool Trips:
Number of Matched Pool Rides:
Did You Receive Stacked Pings (Y/N):
Percent of Ride Requests That Were Stacked Pings:
Average Wait Time for Ping (Excluding LAX):
Average Drive Time to Ping (Excluding LAX):
Did You Pickup from LAX (Y/N)
Average LAX Wait Time:

Ratings:
Were the Number of 5-Star Ratings Received Above Average to All (Y/N):
Were the Number of 5-Star Ratings the Average You Normally Receive (Y/N):
Were the Number of 5-Star Ratings Received Below Average (Y/N):

Any other comments about the period:
 

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I will post My Friday June 24, 2016 as a sample…

Incentives:
Incentive Type (Metals / Hourly / New Driver / None): Metals
If Metals, Which Level (Silver / Gold / Platinum): Silver
Incentive Rate (1.8X / $30.00 Hour Plus $150.00 / 75 rides $500.00 / Etc.): 1.6X
Incentive Day and Date: Friday June 24, 2016
Incentive Period: 5:00 pm to Midnight

From the "Earnings" tab on the Driver App:
Time Online: 6 Hours / 29 Minutes
Completed Trips: 11
Trips Started in "The Core": 10
Trips Ended Outside "The Core": 2
Total Earnings: $152.13
Total Miles Driven: 121

Type of Rides:
Number of Pool Trips: 1
Number of Matched Pool Rides: 0
Did You Receive Stacked Pings (Y/N): Y
Percent of Ride Requests That Were Stacked Pings: 36%
Average Wait Time for Ping (Excluding LAX): 5 Minutes
Average Drive Time to Ping (Excluding LAX): 8 Minutes
Did You Pickup from LAX (Y/N) N
Average LAX Wait Time: N/A

Ratings:
Were the Number of 5-Star Ratings Received Above Average to All : Y
Were the Number of 5-Star Ratings the Average You Normally Receive:
Were the Number of 5-Star Ratings Received Below Average:

Any other comments about the period:

I logged on at 5:00 pm while waiting to exit the northbound 405 at the Washington / Venice Exit. Received my first ping immediately. Only one minimum fare trip. Trips were longer than the usual Core trips.
 

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Incentives:
Incentive Type (Metals / Hourly / New Driver / None): Metals
If Metals, Which Level (Silver / Gold / Platinum): Silver
Incentive Rate (1.8X / $30.00 Hour Plus $150.00 / 75 rides $500.00 / Etc.): 1.6X (2 hours at 1.4X)
Incentive Day and Date: Saturday June 25, 2016
Incentive Period: 3:00 pm to Midnight

From the "Earnings" tab on the Driver App:
Time Online: 7 Hours / 55 Minutes
Completed Trips: 21
Trips Started in "The Core": 20
Trips Ended Outside "The Core": 1
Total Earnings: $194.47
Total Miles Driven: 140

Type of Rides:
Number of Pool Trips: 6
Number of Matched Pool Rides: 2
Did You Receive Stacked Pings (Y/N): Y
Percent of Ride Requests That Were Stacked Pings: 25%
Average Wait Time for Ping (Excluding LAX): 5 Minutes
Average Drive Time to Ping (Excluding LAX): 5 Minutes
Did You Pickup from LAX (Y/N) N
Average LAX Wait Time: N/A

Ratings:
Were the Number of 5-Star Ratings Received Above Average to All :
Were the Number of 5-Star Ratings the Average You Normally Receive: Y
Were the Number of 5-Star Ratings Received Below Average:

Any other comments about the period:

I was having a clean sweep of 5-Star ratings until my second matched pool trip. It was a multiple stop pool trip from Santa Monica to West Hollywood (the third passenger extended it to K-Town). Even two 4-star ratings would not have dropped my overall rating by 0.01, and it temporarily dipped. I must have been 3-starred by one of the riders.

Since I only had 10 Core trips on Friday, I wanted to make sure I did at least 16 on Saturday. I purposely started at 3:00 (1.4X) to get my ride count up. (To me it is worth earning a little less and finishing before midnight. In that 2 hours I completed the five rides I was worried about.) Since I had a long ride out of the Core and a long ride (at surge) back into the Core, I accepted the Pool rides (above) to keep my ride count up. If I did not do the earlier rides or the matched Pool rides, I would have had too stay out well past midnight and would have had to deal with the drunks.
 

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Since I had a long ride out of the Core and a long ride (at surge) back into the Core, I accepted the Pool rides (above) to keep my ride count up.
I finally found the Post about the metals incentives. I now know that rides in L.A. County towards Metals. I was worried that there was a Core restriction. I was worried about two rides for nothing...
 

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Professor WMUber , that's too much work, I feel like I'm back in school.

I'm platinum, and I get stacked pings. I don't even wait 5 mins for a ping, and on Fridays, I do 30-35 runs. I get so many pings, so if I wanted to finish the 75 rides in 21/2 days, I wouldn't have a problem getting pings.;)
 

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From the "Earnings" tab on the Driver App:

Is no where to be found the following on Iphone or Android:

From the "Earnings" tab on the Driver App:
Time Online:
Completed Trips:
Trips Started in "The Core":
Trips Ended Outside "The Core":
Total Earnings:
Total Miles Driven:

Type of Rides:
Number of Pool Trips:
Number of Matched Pool Rides:
Did You Receive Stacked Pings (Y/N):
Percent of Ride Requests That Were Stacked Pings:
Average Wait Time for Ping (Excluding LAX):
Average Drive Time to Ping (Excluding LAX):
Did You Pickup from LAX (Y/N)
Average LAX Wait Time:

 

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From the "Earnings" tab on the Driver App:

Is no where to be found the following on Iphone or Android:

From the "Earnings" tab on the Driver App:
Time Online:
Completed Trips:
Trips Started in "The Core":
Trips Ended Outside "The Core":
Total Earnings:
Total Miles Driven:

Type of Rides:
Number of Pool Trips:
Number of Matched Pool Rides:
Did You Receive Stacked Pings (Y/N):
Percent of Ride Requests That Were Stacked Pings:
Average Wait Time for Ping (Excluding LAX):
Average Drive Time to Ping (Excluding LAX):
Did You Pickup from LAX (Y/N)
Average LAX Wait Time:
You're so Awesome, Awesome2 :p
 

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Incentives:
Incentive Type (Metals / Hourly / New Driver / None): Metals
If Metals, Which Level (Silver / Gold / Platinum): Gold
Incentive Rate (1.8X / $30.00 Hour Plus $150.00 / 75 rides $500.00 / Etc.): 1.8X
Incentive Day and Date: Saturday June 25, 2016
Incentive Period: 5:00 pm to 3am

From the "Earnings" tab on the Driver App:
Time Online: 8 Hours / 19 Minutes
Completed Trips: 26
Trips Started in "The Core": 26
Trips Ended Outside "The Core": 3
Total Earnings: $250.45
Total Miles Driven: 200ish

Type of Rides:
Number of Pool Trips: 0
Number of Matched Pool Rides: 0
Did You Receive Stacked Pings (Y/N): Y
Percent of Ride Requests That Were Stacked Pings: 60-70%
Average Wait Time for Ping (Excluding LAX): 1-2 Minutes
Average Drive Time to Ping (Excluding LAX): 3-5 Minutes
Did You Pickup from LAX (Y/N) N
Average LAX Wait Time: N/A

Ratings:
Were the Number of 5-Star Ratings Received Above Average to All :
Were the Number of 5-Star Ratings the Average You Normally Receive: N
Were the Number of 5-Star Ratings Received Below Average:
What is the average rating?
Any other comments about the period:

50% downtown, 40% Hollywood, a bit of WeHo, Beverly Hills and K-town. Uber-X, 24mpg, mileage includes commute to IE. Actual time working roughly 11hrs.
 

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Incentives: none

Time online : 4:14 + maybe an additional hour chasing surges (don't judge me!)
Total miles driven : 240

Completed trips : 8
Started in core : 3 (?)
Ended outside of core : uh
Earnings : $137.39
Earnings breakdown
  1. Fare : $124.12
  2. Surge: $ 47.61
  3. Boost: $ 0
Pool rides : 3 (all surging)
Matched pool rides : 0
Stacked pings (pool) : I think 1 (ignored)

Ratings : I don't know but it didn't change from 4.79 (please don't judge me!)

Drove in Pasadena, Santa Monica, La Brea, Baldwin Park (not in that order)
Time between pings : 10+ minutes average, mostly off the clock. One stacked ping (on X), accepted.
Dropped once at LAX, didn't look for a ride out.
 

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Professor WMUber , that's too much work, I feel like I'm back in school.

I'm platinum, and I get stacked pings. I don't even wait 5 mins for a ping, and on Fridays, I do 30-35 runs. I get so many pings, so if I wanted to finish the 75 rides in 21/2 days, I wouldn't have a problem getting pings.;)
Come on Keke. Get it together
 

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Professor WMUber , that's too much work, I feel like I'm back in school.

I'm platinum, and I get stacked pings. I don't even wait 5 mins for a ping, and on Fridays, I do 30-35 runs. I get so many pings, so if I wanted to finish the 75 rides in 21/2 days, I wouldn't have a problem getting pings.;)
30 to 35 rides in one day?wow,that a week for me.
 

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Lyft + guarantees:

Saturday OC zone (3 rides into LA) :
Net: $270
Miles odometer: 220?
Hours: 14:01/kicked off by counter
Guarantees hours taken: 8
Filled: 6 (5 one-rided, 1 two-rided for peak times)
Intentionally blown: 2
Rides: 21, cherry picked
Pings: ~40
Rating: same
Tips: $27
MPG: 25 (diesel)

Top surge of day: lyft 150% (2.5x) - $40 in 20 minutes total


PS rememberguarantees so minimizing pings and distance for 8 hours

PPS
Lyft PDB20% = 1.27x surge multiplier for 75%ers , 1.25x surge multiplier for 80% ers...and I do OC zoned rates only, so thats another 1.16x... 1.48x ~= 1.5x over LA rates ALWAYS locked in.

(and it multiplies normal PT doesn't just add...covers everything but tips and guarantee bonuses)
 

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Incentives: none

Time online : 4:14 + maybe an additional hour chasing surges (don't judge me!)
Total miles driven : 240

Completed trips : 8
Started in core : 3 (?)
Ended outside of core : uh
Earnings : $137.39
Earnings breakdown
  1. Fare : $124.12
  2. Surge: $ 47.61
  3. Boost: $ 0
Pool rides : 3 (all surging)
Matched pool rides : 0
Stacked pings (pool) : I think 1 (ignored)

Ratings : I don't know but it didn't change from 4.79 (please don't judge me!)

Drove in Pasadena, Santa Monica, La Brea, Baldwin Park (not in that order)
Time between pings : 10+ minutes average, mostly off the clock. One stacked ping (on X), accepted.
Dropped once at LAX, didn't look for a ride out.
Man, Tedgey , you make me laugh so much:p
 

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Professor WMUber , that's too much work, I feel like I'm back in school.

I'm platinum, and I get stacked pings. I don't even wait 5 mins for a ping, and on Fridays, I do 30-35 runs. I get so many pings, so if I wanted to finish the 75 rides in 21/2 days, I wouldn't have a problem getting pings.;)
You're a machine!! :eek::oops:
 
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