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More Profit for Uber Drivers Part 2

Uber Increases Fares

New Uber Fares Australia

In a move welcomed by Uber drivers in Australia, Uber has increased its fare structure.

I believe that this will have no impact whatsoever on the number of riders using Uber. Price is about fifth on the list of reasons passengers give me for choosing Uber over other alternatives.

This post documents the new fare structure for other parts of Australia, as advised to us by Uber.

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More Profit for Uber Drivers

Uber Increases Fares

Uber Driving for Money

In a move welcomed by Uber drivers in Australia, Uber has increased its fare structure.

I believe that this will have no impact whatsoever on the number of riders using Uber. Price is about fifth on the list of reasons passengers give me for choosing Uber over other alternatives.

This post documents the new fare structure for the Sunshine Coast in Queensland where I work, but I'll cover other areas in Australia in subsequent posts over the next few days.

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For Uber Drivers, Long Trips Have a Dark Side

Yesterday, I picked up a Canadian couple from where they were staying in Noosaville.

The app used one of its nifty new features to tell me it was a long ride (30 min +).

But it wasn't until I got there and started the trip that I found out how long.

They were headed for Eagle Farm, a northern suburb of Brisbane, near the airport. That meant a trip of around 140 km. They were picking up a rental to continue the next leg of their Australian adventure.

The trip to Eagle Farm was mostly on 100 km/hr and 110 km/hr motorways, so that was fine by me.

After I dropped them off and helped them unload their luggage, I completed the trip.

The fare came up at around $155. Even if I got nothing on the trip back, it was still worthwhile.

So I set the "Find trips toward a destination" option and headed back. (I did in fact pick up 3 shorter trips on the way back, so that was good too).

But I soon noticed that the $155 had disappeared!

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