Travel Tip of the Day: Check Your Apps for Updates

UberCheck Your Apps for Updates
If you use Uber, which I reluctantly do, be sure to doublecheck that the app doesn’t require an update at least 30 minutes before you plan on using it. I learned this the hard way last week when I waited until just a few minutes before I needed a ride to LAX. What was supposed to be a very relaxing day turned into a hectic one because Uber’s app took 20+ minutes to update and I wasn’t on a slow connection.

After a few minutes of watching the app update, I quickly tried to order a yellow cab. But that experience was even worse. First of all, ordering a taxi by phone now feels prehistoric since you’re put on hold for a couple of minutes—which feels like an eternity when you are in a hurry. Then, the operator keeps asking for the spelling of the address and the cross streets. I finally said, “Forget it.”

So my tip is to make sure the Uber or any car sharing app you use doesn’t need to be updated and if it does, don’t wait until the last minute. BTW: If you haven’t used Uber yet here’s a code that will get you $20 off your first ride (I also get a $20 credit).

I recommend getting uberX, which is just a regular car and much cheaper than a regular taxi. Note: Many airports (and some cities altogether) don’t allow Uber to pick passengers up at the airport.

 

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2 Comments on "Travel Tip of the Day: Check Your Apps for Updates"

  1. Why do you say that you “reluctantly” use Uber?

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