Maybe the time estimate is accurate too
Nope. The time estimate nearly always underestimes and rarely accurately accounts for traffic. Google maps is far more accurate and takes into account traffic because they have everyone's cell phones locations live feed. Uber estimate and navigation is garbage.
and maybe getting 1-starred is unrealistic,
Thinking that you got 1 starred because traffic (which is out of your control)is unrealistic. It maybe you were(or would be) 1 starred because the traffic caused(or would cause) you to appear visibly stressed and that made them nervous.
I've just come to expect 75 minutes to morph into 90 minutes because of changing traffic volume
It often does, cuz Uber is estimating optimistically the best case scenario so they can make the sale and get the customer to pay for the ride.
I am. And there aren't that many surges during the weekdays here right now in the morning lately. Even by Disneyland, most surges have been on the weekends that I've been seeing in recent days.
Maybe you haven't heard, "the app said 74 minutes, why didn't you drive faster?"
Never. And if someone says that it's because they have poor time management skills and requested a ride at the last minute. Obviously we are going to get them there as quickly as we can while driving safely, so that's an idiotic thing for someone to say and it's just them lashing out because they ****ed up by being late because they requested a ride late and or didn't factor in traffic or rush hour. That's their bad, and there was nothing you or we could have done differently because driving fast and aggressively and unsafely only ends up shaving a couple minutes off and if they're that close to the wire then they could just have well have requested the ride 5 minutes earlier and when driving unsafe you risk not making it to the destination at all, either getting a ticket or into an accident , but the amount of time saved is not worth the risk of even just the amount of time lost if something bad happens.
Definitely do not worry about any comments like that, those people are morons.
As for quests, I'm getting
Weekdays:$150 for 70 trips ($80+$70 for 50+20 trips)
Weekends:$145 for 40 trips ($90+$55 for 30+10 trips)
I guess drivers are less wanting to deal with the drunks so hence the incentive to work weekends