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I don't remember seeing this on this forum, but for those of you who is not aware of Pool rates, here you go.
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The irony is that it isn't much different, if you only have the 1st pick-up (ie: Stop New Requests). But Pool takes MORE time & effort (changing direction, waiting, loading, unloading) when there are Add'l pick-ups and the PER MINUTE is LESS than X. Absolutely NO incentive for drivers to do Pool. Now, if Uber was wise, they would ADD +$1.50 for each add'l passenger.

I also think BOTH X & pool per minute" pay is TOO LOW!
 

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Uber makes more money on Pool than UberX when you have multiple riders. They also lose money on Boost because they're subsidizing those rides. So I will ALWAYS use the 'no new requests' button on Boost Pool rides, costing Uber more money.
 
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Say it takes 5 min to cover 1 mile (city driving)
X vs Pool = booking $-.45
minutes $-.30 (.17-.11) x 5 minutes
miles $+.03 mile

Net = -.45 -.30 + .03= - $.72 per trip

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Or it takes 2 minutes to cover 1 mile (suburbs)
X vs Pool = booking $-.45
min $-.12 (.17-.11) x 2 minutes
mil $+.03
Net = -.45 -.10 + .03= - $.54 per trip

Therefore .........Never take pool at the base rate.
.........Never give the pool rider a solo ride (no comfort rides with me at that rate)
 
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