Schedule Your Uber Ride Up to 30 Days in Advance with Scheduled Rides Program
Uber is starting to think ahead. The transportation giant is testing a new service that will allow Uber riders to schedule a ride from 30 minutes to 30 days in advance.
The program is called Scheduled Ride, which might be the least creative title ever. Regardless, it’s still going to be extremely helpful for those Uber riders in Seattle who are business customers. Right now, that’s the only place where it’s available and only for riders who choose Uber X services, not Uber Black.
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If this plan-ahead program sounds familiar at all, it’s because we reported on Lyft starting a ride-scheduling test pilot in San Francisco just last month. Lyft’s pilot program is based in San Francisco and only allows you to schedule a Lyft ride up to 24 hours in advance.
We see what you did there, Uber.
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Uber has made scheduling a ride with Scheduled Ride easy. Simply choose your pickup date, time, location, and destination and you’re all set. The fares aren’t any different than normal fares and pre-scheduled rides are still subject to surge pricing. What’s really nice about this service, is that you get a normal pricing estimate when you schedule it and you can cancel your ride with no cancellation fee within 5 minutes after the car is dispatched.
There’s no doubt that, if this program passes the pilot stage, it’s sure to be a popular transportation choice in cities around the world. After all, there are few things more frustrating that discovering there are no Ubers out when you need a ride to the airport at 4am.
News Source: Digital Trends