this is how it works....ride scheduled for 10 am you arrive at pick up and timer starts. you arrived at 9:52 am you will get paid a slightly higher wait time for the first 8 minutes..here its like 22 vs 15.75 cents per min. the cancel timer will not start until 10:00 am...at 10:05 you will be eligible for the cancel fee. If you cancel the ride and you did not drive more then 8 min or 6 miles to the pick up you will get the normal 3.98 cancel fee at least thats what they pay here in vegas. If you complete the ride and lets say for arguments sake it was min fare and you drove under those min and distant limits to the pick up you would get the additional 1.60/ 0r 70 whatever it is. In vegas we get paid for long distance after 8 min and 6 miles. so a 25 mile pick up ,although it sucks they dont pay for those first min and miles you will get paid like a regualr trip for the remaining time and miles on top of the fare. if you turn down too many it will affect your account,in addition due to shortages it is irrelavent,you will just continue to get long pick ups anyways. Im sure some of you will think ,no way would i do that,I am telling you that you can do 300/400 a day in a 4 seater here and we are only at 50% capacity as of now. Im sure this will change when all of the government mooches run out money from the government,but for now its nice to know that just about anytime i want i can bring in 2500+ a week without breaking a sweat. just depends on how much you want to work. anyways , this was an expansion on the thread but i just got rolling lol....It was pretty curious actually. I saw it count down from about two or three minutes then it turned read and said something like "this ride is eligible for cancellation". Might it depend on when you arrive? In this case I arrived one minute after the start of the window. I'm thinking if someone arrived significantly before the start of the window it might not offer cancellation after five minutes?
As far as I can tell the window just means that the driver will arrive within that time frame. It doesn't mean that the customer can come out at any time between then. If the driver arrives before that time window I am thinking maybe Uber doesn't count that time for the cancellation period until it crosses the start of the window?