If you’ve used a rideshare app like Uber or Lyft lately, then you’ve most likely encountered the annoyance of “surge pricing.”
What Is Surge Pricing?
For those who aren’t familiar: Surge pricing occurs on Uber and Lyft whenever there’s a sharp increase in demand for rides in the same geographic area. During a “surge,” prices go up, and riders can choose to either wait it out or pay more for their ride.
Surge pricing often happens during bad weather, rush hour, and special events, as well as at places like concert venues, popular nightlife destinations, and airports. Basically, it happens whenever there are more riders than drivers nearby. The idea behind surge pricing is to adjust rates to match the limited supply of drivers with the excessive demand of riders.
How You Can Avoid Surge Pricing
Most people who use Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare apps wait until the moment they need a ride to request their pickup. This is what causes sudden spikes in demand to occur, especially at airports where hundreds of passengers are requesting rides all at once.
However, it’s actually quite easy to avoid these extra costs, wait times, and headaches that go along with rideshare surges. All you have to do is plan ahead and use an alternative to Uber and Lyft!
Top-Notch Taxi – DFW DAL Airport Service offers pre-arranged appointments to ensure a comfortable, high-quality ride. I’m a fully licensed and insured professional with 27+ years of experience for your protection and peace of mind. When you schedule an airport pickup or drop-off with me, you can rest assured I’ll arrive on time and ready to bring you wherever you need to go.
Best of all? No surge pricing here! No matter what, I charge $2.00 per mile, which has been the standard rate for taxi cab services in Dallas for the last 12 years. So, when you plan ahead and schedule a ride with me, not only can you forget about wait times, but you can also say goodbye to unpredictable price surges.
Top-Notch Taxi – DFW DAL Airport Service is your alternative to Uber and Lyft when you want to save time and money. Give me a call today!