Uber rates surge on New Year’s Eve

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New Year’s Eve was a fantastic evening for a lot of Uber drivers as costs surged. CNNMoney took a snapshot of charges in 6 U.S. towns at one:30 a.m. and monitored social media to see what riders in other metropolitan areas had been experiencing.

We identified skyrocketing rates in not likely spots like Orlando, where Uber billed almost 9 moments its standard rate (twenty cents for each moment and $ one.80 for every mile).

In a website put up Friday , Uber said demand from customers enhanced by one hundred eighty% between 12:01 a.m. and 12:thirty a.m. and that over fifty% of surged outings occurred between twelve:thirty and two:thirty.

Our informal polling bore that out: At two a.m. in New York City, consumers paid six occasions the regular amount (40 cents a moment in addition $ 2.fifteen for each mile). One driver bragged about a $ three hundred fare for a few brief miles from midtown Manhattan to Brooklyn.

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In New York Town, we acquired “no-automobile-accessible” messages for UberX at one:thirty a.m. — surprising since the company has justified its no-cap surge pricing coverage by expressing it ensures availability of rides.

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The business would not comment on the lack of availability, but in a 2012 weblog publish mentioned, “Being unavailable, inconvenient is the reverse of Uber. This is a huge component of why we do surge pricing. What good is it if we are as unavailable as a taxi system or an unreliable muni technique on NYE?”

Uber's New Year's Eve fares surge 500% in some cities  

Uber’s New Year’s Eve fares surge 500% in some cities

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