Uber Schedule A Ride: Great Feature, Beware of Surging

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A great feature from Uber is the ability to schedule a ride from 15 minutes to 30 days in advance. While Uber does not charge for scheduling a ride, users should be aware that this does not immune them from surge pricing. Uber’s website says, “Dynamic pricing may be in effect at the time of your ride. We’ll let you know if your fare has changed.”

Imagine scheduling a ride the night before to the airport only to find out minutes before that the price has doubled in the morning. I would be quite annoyed if Uber tried to charge a cancellation fee under such circumstances. Fortunately, that has yet to happen the few times I have used this otherwise great feature.

Do you Uber Schedule? Or do you just use Lyft because it doesn’t surge as much?

 

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