UBER & LYFT’S AIRPORT UPFRONT FRAUD PRICING
UBER states, “ We moved to upfront, per trip fares—just like airlines and hotels—two years ago when we launched uberPOOL. Riders needed to enter their destinations so we could match them with other people headed the same way. This allowed us to calculate the actual fare in advance and show it to riders before they booked their ride...
So in April we began slowly introducing upfront fares for regular uberX trips in cities across the US… To date, hundreds of thousands of riders have experienced upfront fares as part of this rollout”.
Upfront pricing for the rider should be the actual trip fare rates posted on the Uber website for rider fares. Uber intentionally disregards the rider’s terms of agreement of the published trip fare rates a rider will pay. Uber then proceeds to charge riders an outrageous increased upfront trip fare which riders have no choice or other option but to accept.
UBER states they calculate the Upfront Pricing as follows, “Upfront fares are calculated using the expected time and distance of the trip and local traffic, as well as how many riders and nearby drivers are using Uber at that moment. And when fares go up due to increased demand, instead of surge .., riders are given the actual fare before they request their ride. There’s no complicated math and no surprises: passengers can just sit back and enjoy the ride”.
HOW ARE DRIVERS COMMISSION AFFECTED THROUGH LAX UPFRONT PRICING?
UBER states as follows, Does upfront pricing impact my fare?
“Driver fares are always calculated using the base fare and time/distance rates for their city.
The upfront fare a rider receives does not necessarily reflect the fare you receive for the trip. Upfront fares allow riders to make informed decisions before they request their ride so they can select the most cost effective option for their needs”.
UBER states above they have two fares, one upfront fare the rider pays and a second different fare the drivers get paid from based on the base fare and time/distance rates for their city.
UBER’S FRAUD is their two fare system. When UBER published their official fares on their website for riders and drivers, it cannot not be changed for any reason. It is the same fare the riders pay and the same fare drivers are paid from minus UBER’S commission and any booking fees for the trip. UBER cannot not state drivers are not entitled to commission from their special Upfront Pricing fares for LAX riders. A published website set fare for riders and drivers is an official fare and cannot be changed. The legal official published fare is “the fare”, UBER cannot state “the fare” is actually “two fares” hidden in one at their convenience.
This is Airport Fraud and UBER should be deactivated from LAX due to illegal Airport Fraud activity detected on their UBER app platform which prohibits Airport Fraud. Our next LAX DRIVER'S PROTEST will be in 3 weeks. Details to come soon.
As Lyft and Uber are making adjustments to how things work at LAX, some drivers have lost the ability to get Lyft ride requests at LAX. One of our drivers found out the hard way that, in addition to getting the new LAX placard from the Lyft Hub, you need to make sure your airport tutorial has been completed.
To continue receiving ride requests from LAX, follow the link below to Lyft's website, log in if prompted, scroll to the bottom and complete the airport tutorials. You should get a green check mark on that tutorial in the tutorial menu.
Early this month, Lyft prompted drivers to accept Terms of Service in the driver app in order to continue driving. It includes an arbitration agreement which takes away your rights to file a complaint in a court of law, including participating in any class-action lawsuit and resulting settlement. Drivers have 30 days to opt-out of the arbitration agreement before your rights are taken away. Follow these easy steps to opt-out:
1) Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, clearly stating your intent to opt-out of the arbitration agreement.
2) Include the a) Full name, b) Phone number, and c) Email address, associated with your Lyft Driver Account.
3) The email must be sent within 30 days of your agreeing to the latest terms of service.