Harry here. I don’t know why it took so long, but Uber Select is finally in San Francisco. And even though it’s only been a couple weeks, drivers are already learning the ropes and seeing just how much they can make.
Fortunately, RSG contributor, Christian Perea, happens to have an Uber Select eligible vehicle and in today’s article, he recaps his first week driving for Uber Select. Christian also breaks down his earnings, how Select compares with his normal routine on Lyft, and tells us a little about the types of passengers he dealt with all week on Select.
Last week Uber rolled out its Uber Select option in San Francisco. As a proud idiot that purchased a 2011 C-Class 4-matic about a year ago to drive mostly Lyft, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Uber was willing to finally reward me for my poor financial decisions. I immediately went down to the Uber DMV to setup my Select account and made sure (with the guy in the Uber t-shirt) that I would ONLY be eligible for select calls.
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For the uninitiated, Uber Select (formerly known as Uber Plus) is an option that is a middle-ground product between Uber Black and UberX. So it’s basically the ability to call an UberX that is an entry level luxury car like a BMW 3-series or a Mercedes C-Class. The fares in San Francisco are currently at $2.75/mile, $0.50/minute, and a $10 minimum fare. It’s basically twice as much as an UberX. Uber also takes 30% commission on these fares because I guess they can. [Read more…]