Driving them there you will get surge "sometimes" do to supply and demand, but picking up in Airport is a different story, no reason for surges, and it's not allowed, period.Sorry to disappoint you, but I wasn't suggesting that there should be a surge at the airport, I was only wondering why there never was.
And your argument would make sense except that many of my trips TO the airport are surges, and no one seems to mind paying 1.5x-3.4x to get TO the airport.
Surges do not exist at the airports.My guess, cause when in doubt head to an airport to get the fare. If the ammount of drivers exceeds the ammount of passengers at the airport 24/7 365 then no surge is needed.
Uber is not the only game in town, people still got Taxis before uber.The fact that the airport attracts so many drivers really prevents the whole zone from surging most of the time, unless there is an event at Raymond James like the Bucs game tonight.
Has anyone here actually gotten a ping from the airport while the map was showing surge there? At one point tonight there were actually no drivers there at all, at a time when flights were still landing. I feel like in a situation like that, canceling the surge at the airport would make it impossible for pax find a ride because it removes driver incentive to to not skip.
Read my post that you quoted slowly. What I am trying to tell you, read slowly, BEFORE uber came to existence people still got around, if uber DISSAPEARS today, tomorrow people will still get a Taxi or black car FHV, Taxis will be more busy as well as FHV's, the numbers you posted mean nothing in the grand scheme of things, these numbers are AFTER the fact when uber came into existence.Not true. From USA Today:
In the second quarter of 2015, 31% of ground transportation receipts were from Uber, 24% from taxis, and 45% from rental cars.
Last year at the same time, Uber accounted for 8% of receipts, taxis 37% and rental cars 55%.
If you take rental cars out of the equation, Uber made up 55% of receipts vs. 43% for taxis in Q2 2015. Lyft and other rideshare services accounted for the rest of the expenses
And that is "receipts," not number of rides. Since Uber is generally half or more cheaper than a taxi, that means that FAR more people are using Uber than traditional taxis
You must be new.1.7x Surge at St.Pete/Clearwater Airport
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