Another Uber Tip (+ a Holiday Message)
Building off of yesterday’s tip: One way to get Uber to pick you up at airports that prohibit the service (i.e. LAX) is to hop on the first hotel shuttle that arrives and then Google/GPS the address of the destination. Then, plug that address into Uber on the way, and by the time the shuttle arrives, your Uber driver will most likely be waiting for you.
I use this tactic since I live close to LAX and all the taxi drivers get infuriated when I tell them I’m headed to Manhattan Beach—to the point that it’s really uncomfortable. Now with Uber, I don’t feel guilty, I don’t have to pay $26 to an unhappy taxi driver, the shuttle driver gets a tip, and my uberX driver makes some money and is happy. The trip also usually costs me $14, so it really is a win-win for everyone.
A holiday message
Since tomorrow is Christmas Day, this will be our last tip until we reopen our laptops on January 5th. I wish you a very happy, safe, healthy holiday and New Year—and thanks for a great 2014!
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