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These are usually at peak travel times or from/to the most unpopular locations.

The funny thing is Uber stops giving you meaningful trips about an hour before the reservation and also dispatches you there 30 minutes early.

Now all the above aside, if you need to collect a cancellation fee (when pax changes their mind) then you have to wait 5 minutes on top of all the wasted times.

And my guess is that if you cancel the pax's great great reservation 5 minutes before pickup then you have made the unforgivable sin.
 

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My rider email account got an email from FUber regarding the benefits of reservations.

One of the key points was to avoid surge pricing.

Great for FUber. They lock in a customer over other providers who also might apply surge pricing at busy times. But what does a driver get for building this loyalty between the paxhole and FUber while missing out on trips that potentially pay more?

Never say never. But ignore these requests unless it is likely to 100% work for you (perhaps a neighbour at a totally dead time of day with no dead KMs). 馃憤
 

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These are usually at peak travel times or from/to the most unpopular locations.

The funny thing is Uber stops giving you meaningful trips about an hour before the reservation and also dispatches you there 30 minutes early.

Now all the above aside, if you need to collect a cancellation fee (when pax changes their mind) then you have to wait 5 minutes on top of all the wasted times.

And my guess is that if you cancel the pax's great great reservation 5 minutes before pickup then you have made the unforgivable sin.
Most of the time the reservations aren鈥檛 so profitable given the timeblock that it appears to lock you in for. Also contrary to apparently being able to receive trips towards reservation which very rarely occurs. Reluctantly tried one few days ago for a few streets away from home. Logged on 1 hour before.. 30 mins prior to pick up it was trying to send/ direct me to pick up location 3 mins away. Realistically 1.5 hours of wasted time for $19 gross. No thanks, never again. Great for Uber, great for rider, driver gets screwed over.
 

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These are usually at peak travel times or from/to the most unpopular locations.

The funny thing is Uber stops giving you meaningful trips about an hour before the reservation and also dispatches you there 30 minutes early.

Now all the above aside, if you need to collect a cancellation fee (when pax changes their mind) then you have to wait 5 minutes on top of all the wasted times.

And my guess is that if you cancel the pax's great great reservation 5 minutes before pickup then you have made the unforgivable sin.
Look out mate. You鈥檒l have those 2 imbeciles Miss Piggy and Old Coot lecturing you on being derelict in your civic duty, and threatening to deactivate you for not picking up pax at an economic loss.
 

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Look out mate. You鈥檒l have those 2 imbeciles Miss Piggy and Old Coot lecturing you on being derelict in your civic duty, and threatening to deactivate you for not picking up pax at an economic loss.
What makes you think i need to be old , to not need to work?馃

People need not be judgmental ,i hope you don鈥檛 discriminate against your passengers in such a way?
 

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Most of the time the reservations aren鈥檛 so profitable given the timeblock that it appears to lock you in for. Also contrary to apparently being able to receive trips towards reservation which very rarely occurs. Reluctantly tried one few days ago for a few streets away from home. Logged on 1 hour before.. 30 mins prior to pick up it was trying to send/ direct me to pick up location 3 mins away. Realistically 1.5 hours of wasted time for $19 gross. No thanks, never again. Great for Uber, great for rider, driver gets screwed over.
It's not even great for uber. It takes you off the road for 40-60 minutes of earning $0 for both yourself, and uber, where you could be doing other trips and make them say $10-20.
 

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Reservations were initially presented to me as if the passenger had picked me out. Canceled a $35 reservation to Brisbane airport at 4am, and instead got a job paying $80 to Caboolture.

I see zero benefit in accepting these. I don't get why Uber is wasting anyone's time. A decent driver has relatively little control over the location they end up at during shift. I can't see this benefiting anyone.

Some passenger was telling me he reserves the same driver each week for a trip to Brisbane airport each week, as he likes his car. Beyond $80+ dollar trips like that, why bother.
 
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