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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.
And what was it all about?
Uber drivers being allowed to pick up and drop off passengers at Melbourne airport. Just like they are all over the world and at other Australian airports.
One of the most loved attributes of rideshare driving is that you can do it on your own terms - when and where you want and for however long a period you desire. Despite being able to do it whenever, I don’t know any drivers who are doing it for love, so knowing when the most profitable times are is an important factor in deciding when you get on the road.
UberEATS Came to Australia in April, 2016. Melbourne was first, a pilot city we were told, and one of only three outside the US trialing it. The promise of more trips had me a little excited, but I probably really signed up to do it more out of curiosity. One thing which had me torn though was if I would enjoy it as much as UberX with nobody in the car to chat with. Some drivers I met were looking forward to this, especially since, if you preferred, you could go online and only receive delivery requests and no passengers. It didn’t work both ways though, if you wanted to just drive UberX, you were out of luck, because going online with UberX allowed both types of requests to come through.