Dealing with short trips in the Melbourne CBD

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Uber X Driver
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Dealing with short trips in the Melbourne CBD

Post by Uber X Driver » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:12 pm

Hi everyone,

How do you guys deal with short trips on base rates in the Melbourne CBD?

Everytime I get a trip into the City, I seem to get stuck doing short trips like less than 2km's.

Lonsdale St to Crown, Crown to Chinatown, etc. Usually base rates for minimum fare and you make a whopping $5 from Uber.

Then you hear of the other driver who picks up a small surge but ends up from Collins Street to Geelong for close to $100!

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Re: Dealing with short trips in the Melbourne CBD

Post by Unicorn » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:16 pm

Hi mate,
I usually just drop off the PAX and get straight out of the CBD. Lots of time can get wasted on these short fares.
Alternatively you could use one of your destination filters to filter back to where you would rather be driving.
Chances are that you may end up straight back in the city. It's the nature of the beast that is rideshare.
Happy hear of any other alternative ideas.

Unicorn

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