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Uber Comfort in Austin

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Uber Comfort is a new Ride Option available here in Austin. There appears to be no announcement pushed out to drivers.

Uber describes it as costing Passengers 20% more than X

Uber acknowledged there was no different in fee paid to the driver.

No where can I find if there is some increase in time/mileage rates paid to a driver.

On the surface it seems purely a money grab by Uber for SELECT drivers/cars. As a matter of fact when booking a ride I did not even see SELECT presented as an offer.

Has anyone accepted one of these rides and can share if there was any additional pay above X rates?
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It appears to be tied to X rides, so if Select drivers have X/Pool turned off, they won't get Comfort requests. Select is still a separate option.
It may still be an option but it is not presented as it used to be. As a passenger when I request a ride right now I am presented 1st screen with Uber X, Comfort and UberXL with Comfort preselected.

My city doesn't have it yet, but they are talking about it in several city forums. It's considered to be in beta right now and they are paying drivers extra, at least in some cities. The notification that drivers got said that the extra payment is subject to change once the testing is finished. See the screenshot on the first post here:
Drivers should not blindly get behind anything UBER does after their public acknowledgement of continuing to look for ways to increase what they get from Passengers while lowering Driver Payouts. This is a direct play for that small segment of the market that chose SELECT
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