Uber has two new features called “Share Adjustment” and “Surge Adjustment” and you’re going to want to know about them since it means you’ll be getting paid extra. Today, RSG contributor Joe Pierce shares his experience with these adjustments in Minneapolis.
A few weeks ago I gave a long ride with a $6.25 flat rate surge attached to it, which is pretty good. However, when I finished the ride, the amount I received was nearly DOUBLE what I thought it would be, and I thought to myself — “how in the hell?!”
This nearly double the expected payout actually happened twice in 2 days. The first time was on a Monday during rush hour, 7:30 in the morning, and flat rate surge again was at $6.25, which is about as high as I have seen flat rate surge get in the morning here in Minneapolis. The pickup was at the airport and it was a long trip, 28 miles. 40 minutes later, I dropped the passenger off and when the amount for the ride flashed on the screen I was dumbfounded. I expected it to be around a $30 ride, but the amount I received was $62.66.