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This surprises you? We see this all day every day since UFF.

In addition to Uber now raising and lower fares for similar trips on a whim, there is "hidden" surge and there WAS hidden surge before UFF.

Before UFF some were calling it shared surge, or surge kick back. I sometimes called it pity surge. How it worked was when the pax was paying way more for their fare than the driver was earning, Uber would share some of that pax surge with the driver so their take wouldn't be sheer lunacy. For example, maybe with a $5 surge you were making $15 on a trip, but Uber was charging the passenger $50 for the trip. Instead of leaving you with only 30% of the fare, Uber would raise your surge on the trip detail to $10 to that the split was slightly less horrible at 50/50.

The difference now with UFF is that this "shared" surge is baked into the offer up front, and you can see it ahead of time in the request.
 

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I’ve seen more round trip requests in the past week than I’ve seen total in the time before that. Not sure why, maybe a lot of people need to get weed
I've been seeing more multiple stop trips myself. It could be that ants are getting wise to them and rejecting them more often, causing them to bounce around more. Hopefully anyway.
 

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Hopefully? So those trips hit your radar 20 times?
Well yeah that part isn't that good. But I think overall, looking at the big picture, it's better if trash offers of any kind are rejected. If no one ever accepted multi-trip pings because they all suck, Uber and pax would be forced to pay more for them. Even a multi trip ping could be a good offer at the right price. They just aren't ever being priced right currently. And actually never have been.
 
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