You know what really grinds my gears? Trying to save money by wasting my time in the process. I landed at FLL for a one night stopover on my Rum Rum Tour. (Ironically, to get to the Caribbean, I had to leave the Caribbean.) Instead of taking the FLL train (see The Tri Rail: The Best Deal in Miami/Fort Lauderdale), I opted for instinct. And by instinct I mean Uber Pool. Based on my bad NY Uber Pool experiences, you’d think me stupid for trying to save a buck on the tread of others. I’m starting to agree, but this time I thought it would be different. FLL has a specific pool just for the airport, which led me to assume that drivers wouldn’t be so angry about pool rides and might even pick me up, as is their job!
Uber Pool FLL Scam is part of the Rum Rum Caribbean Castaway Trip Report.
Here’s how it went down:
Driver 1: Canceled. Uber charged me $6 fee.
Driver 2: Driver 2 was 9 minutes away. I canceled. No fee.
In between 2 and 3, I asked if I was in the right place. Indeed I was.
Driver 3: Your driver is arriving! Canceled.
Driver A: Yes, Driver A, not 4. I took Lyft instead. Amex credits be damned.
Landing in FLL? Don’t pool your luck. Take Lyft.