Technically, it's up to the uber driver to rate you however she/he sees fit. So it could be because you were super nice, or because you slammed the door, or made a mess, or because it's Tuesday and he feels like being a jerk.
Same with the passenger rating the driver, it's up to you to decide what they're worth.
If you're polite about it, saying you ...
This addresses your concern about revealing your phone number:
According to Uber:
Contact without providing personal information. While riders and
drivers are able to contact each other through the app, they won’t
actually see each other’s real phone numbers. Uber uses technology
that makes the phone numbers of riders and drivers anonymous so they
I will interpret your question as "is it normal practice to tip an Uber driver in London?"---otherwise it would be off topic as opinion-based.
No, it is not expected to tip Uber drivers.
It is also not expected to tip other kinds of taxi drivers in London, except that you might round up to the nearest convenient change if paying in cash.
Your Uber driver ...
Just like any hire cars, generally passengers have control over the AC and radio (within reasons, if you asked to turn off AC in summer heat/freezing winter or crash the radio at max volume, they'd rightly kick you out of their car).
In my experience, most drivers I've been with leave their radios off, or in the rare cases, they set it to a "safe" radio ...
I was having this problem: I was able to find my phone number on the Settings page, but it was grayed out and I couldn't change it. I was changing from a U.S. number to an new international number.
Here's how I was able to change the number for my account:
Go to Settings
Click 'Sign Out'
Enter new phone number
Receive verification code
Enter verification ...
In general, your best bet in a situation like this is to give up on Uber.
You can try other ride-sharing services like Lyft, or one of the many local alternatives, such as Juno in New York.
But in many cases, if you don't see anything on one ride sharing app, you won't see anything on the others either. In this case, your best bet is to pick up the phone ...
As others have said, there is no need.
But I'd like to point you to something else. Don't use an Uber from LHR. It is just going to cause you hassle.
Use the tube to get to SW1, Picadilly line till South Kensington and then District line for 2 stops to take you to the middle of SW1.
If your thought of taking an uber was because you'll have a lot of ...
First of all, there is Yandex.Taxi that the article you linked mentions; basically they are now merging with Uber. They have their own app, moreover, they say that the standard Uber app will still work in Russia, allowing to order taxi from the merged company. They are available in Irkutsk, as well as in many other Russian cities. So you will be able to use ...
I've found that they're reliable during the day but can be problematic (no cars available) after midnight. In that case I recommend using their local equivalent Liftago - as of 2019 they're slightly cheaper than Uber and their app is on par with Uber's.
In Terminal 1 they pick up from the parking lot P1 outside the arrivals hall. In Terminal 2 they pick up ...
This one is pretty easy to answer :)
If you leave the Opera district around 6 AM, it won't take you more than 30-40 minutes to reach CDG airport (unless there is a big incident). Trafic jam starts around 7:15-7:30 AM in this direction. So if you arrive on the highway before that, you are pretty safe!
How difficult it will be to find an Uber around 6 AM? ...
No. I am also registered with Uber in London and have successfully used it in Amsterdam, Cape Town, and other cities. It's the same account, same process.
Of course, you'll be billed in local currency - and don't forget you may have to pay roaming data fees on your phone contract.
Since you are in an hotel, ask them to make arrangements with a taxi to pick you up so you arrive at the airport at the appropriate time.
They are used to do this.
Google maps says it should take about 35 minutes on a Monday morning.
There is usually a fixed price from the Center of Paris to the airport; so you know in advance how much it will cost you (...
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Before doing so, please make sure you know what "scheduling a ride" with Uber means. I met someone who assumed it was like booking a taxi - but it is not. It is more like an alarm "schedule uber ride" set on your phone 15 minutes before the ride, which launches an app and requests Uber on your behalf 15 minutes before the ride.
You could take a taxi for the flat JFK-to-Manhattan fare to 125th St and Lexington Avenue, which would be about $65 including tip if you avoid tolls, and then take the 5 train from there to Morris Park or Pelham Parkway.
Starting with the train and continuing by taxi doesn't really make much sense: from anywhere you can get to on a train, the best way to ...
If an Uber driver rating drops below a certain level, the driver is warned and eventually may be deactivated.
Drivers see the ratings of passengers and may choose not to accept a ride if the passenger has a low rating.
Simple: use a third-party site like Uber Estimate. Obviously any results you'll get from here will be unofficial and not guaranteed, but they seem to be pulling data directly from the app.
Note that even in the Uber app itself, you don't have precise control over what you'll get: for most cities, your choices are basically "normal cars driven by random ...
The price you get before the ride is an estimate, it depends on the traffic and route. It is close most of the time but for sure it will also never be 100% accurate. Actually, when you request a fare quote in the app, it will show this exact message:
Fares may vary due to traffic, weather, and other factors. Estimate does not include discounts or ...
Yes. Some ways are guaranteed, others greatly influence the change of getting a different Driver.
You options are:
Request a different type of Uber, such as Uber XL or Uber Lux. You should already know the vehicle type of the driver you're trying to avoid.
Request an Uber Pool and hope that particular driver avoids Pools.
I wanted to leave this as a comment but it's running long.
I ultimately decided not to go to see the sunrise. It seems the best option for doing so is to stay overnight on or near the wall (perhaps staying at Mu'tian'yu Great Wall [暮田峪长城]).
A few tidbits of further advice that I picked up in the process of coming to this decision:
My initial enthusiasm ...
Regarding pricing Rome2Rio gives a similar price estimate of RMB200-240. But given that timing is crucial for you, you should probably arrange a driver beforehand who will then wait for you at the wall and take a nap while you hike around and then take you back into town. I find it unlikely that this would even cost that much more than twice your price ...
At this point, I think the benefit of scheduling an Uber ride ahead of time is basically, as you said, "I might be busy, don't let me forget to call an Uber." It doesn't look like Uber sends out any kind of special requests to drivers when you schedule ahead of time; they just send out the usual request automatically when your requested time approaches. Thus,...
Uber is about to launch a scheduled rides service. Details are available here and here. What might be possible, if you can sign up to this service, is to just schedule a ride an hour from now if you can't find any cars available.
An alternative way that might work, is to move your pin to a nearby area with a car available. Call an Uber and when you get a ...
From the drivers perspective, Uber's policy on tipping is the following:
If someone wants to tip the driver, the driver has to say "It is not necessary to tip the driver when using Uber"
If the person insists on the tip, the driver can accept it
Any driver I met would first say no to a tip, but then they would accept if I insist. I only do that if the ...
Google Maps shows it as a 1 hour-1:40 trip, which seems like a good estimate, though it can vary depending on whether there are accidents or breakdowns on the bridge. Waze predicts about 1:15 at that time. When you get to SFO, you could do a quick check of Google Maps on your phone for a real-time estimate.
Uber's fare estimate tool says $43-$55 (this will ...
Anecdote here, as its usually much helpful in this case.
I had took uber from Airport to city when I visited Colombo. It is easy to get. You can get a sim card from airport for cheap with your passport and it will be activated immediately (In case you don't have international roaming). You can call uber afterwards. It should be way cheaper than taxis.