UberX NYC Cuts Rates By 20%

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Effective immediately UberX NYC is cutting their rates by 20% across the board in all boroughs. With the new cuts UberX should always be cheaper than an NYC taxi.

Most convenient than a car service, more comfortable and now cheaper than a taxi. Why would anyone ever wait in line for a smelly taxi at the airport?

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Ejb

Btw uber from the city to NJ is significantly cheaper than a taxi IME. they don’t double the rate I don’t think.

Eitan

I guess it’s possible the fare quote system hasn’t been updated yet, but I tried a few sample routes to/from Crown Heights, and they didn’t seem to be any cheaper. For example, LGA-Crown Heights was listed as $36-$48, whereas in a yellow cab it’s typically around $35.

Dan

@Eitan:
I’m not sure if it’s updated or not with the 20% off (and I typically find my fare being lower than the estimate), but don’t forget that Uber fares include the tip, while a yellow cab does not.

Dan's the Man

@Ejb: You are correct. I believe they just add on a $20 fee for going between NY/NJ and that fee covers the toll so it’s really just about a $10 fee. They don’t double the rates for the portion that it outside NYC like the taxis do.

UberUber

@Dan: Can you please provide a link from Uber saying that the tip is included? Ive used Uber in the past, and was unsure if I should tip or not (and of course I didnt:) ).

Dan

@UberUber:

https://support.uber.com/hc/en-us/articles/202290128-Do-I-have-to-tip-my-driver-

“Being Uber means there is no need to tip drivers with any of our services.”

UberUber

@Dan: Thanks. I didnt see it on my receipts so I was unsure. I was concerned that drivers would give me a bad rating. Honestly, it should be included in the breakdown.

Dan

@UberUber:
I’ve never tipped and have a 5/5 rating 😀

Anonymous

So when i arrive at the airport and if I don’t have smartphone how do i request a ride?

Anonymous

@Dan: FYI I took a cab home from lga to crown heights yesterday and the fare was $41 +tip. So even if the uber estimate is correct, still cheaper than a cab. I would have taken uber, but needed the extra luggage space of a taxi.

Dan

@Anonymous:
Go to m.uber.com or have someone at a computer do that for you.

@Anonymous:
I’ve gotten SUVs with UberBlack and UberX.
Can always request and see what car you get and then cancel and try again if needed.

Anonymous

@Dan:

You may not want to request/cancel in an area with few Ubers or you may be stuck with the guy you cancelled, which could be awkward.

Anonymous

@Dan:

Where do you see your rating?

Anonymous

@Dan:
What about a cancellation fee?

jr

@dan
will i be able to use the $30 credit that you posted right away to take me from JFK to the city?

yoel

So they still have surge pricing ?

Lubaby

@Anonymous:
Cancellation fee officially only kicks in 5 minutes after you book.

DP7

Seems like they stopped rounding down.

UberUber

@Anonymous: You officially cant see your rating, but you can ask the driver. Only the driver can see the passengers rating and vice versa.

lou

I took uber today from crown heights to LGA. It was $46.

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