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# 257129 16-Sep-2019 20:41
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Hi all,

 

Please don't laugh, but I never had an Uber ride.

 

I got the app installed, saved my credit card details.  I want to schedule a ride to the airport this weekend but cannot find how to do it.  The Uber help page said there should be a "car and clock" button to schedule a ride.  But I cannot find that button.

 

How can I do it?  Or it is because I am new to Uber and it does not trust me and would not let me to schedule a ride.

 

Thank you all.  :(

 

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  # 2318793 16-Sep-2019 20:41
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Allow me to introduce you folks to our new travel community: TravelTalk NZ.

 

We hope to see you there!

 





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  # 2318796 16-Sep-2019 20:54
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You're probably outside the footprint of areas that they'll let rides be scheduled (ie non busy areas).

Here in Wellington for example you can't schedule rides for example in the Hutt Valley only in Wellington.

Scheduled rides with Uber don't work the same way they do with a taxi.

 
 
 
 




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  # 2318797 16-Sep-2019 20:56
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sbiddle: You're probably outside the footprint of areas that they'll let rides be scheduled (ie non busy areas).

Here in Wellington for example you can't schedule rides for example in the Hutt Valley only in Wellington.

Scheduled rides with Uber don't work the same way they do with a taxi.

 

This explains it.  Well, I need to go the old fashion way and book a shuttle then.

 

Thanks.


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  # 2318798 16-Sep-2019 20:59
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Just open the Uber App 10 to 15 minutes before you want a car at the door! I have used Uber to and from AKL airport many times


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  # 2318803 16-Sep-2019 21:08
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Linux:

 

Just open the Uber App 10 to 15 minutes before you want a car at the door! I have used Uber to and from AKL airport many times

 

 

During the day that's generally fine, but if it's overnight it's a huge risk.

 

There are often no vehicles around in the Hutt Valley for early (ie 4am - 4:30am) pickups. The areas they don't allow you to schedule a ride are areas that may not have 24/7 vehicle cover.

 

 


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  # 2318805 16-Sep-2019 21:10
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sbiddle:

 

Linux:

 

Just open the Uber App 10 to 15 minutes before you want a car at the door! I have used Uber to and from AKL airport many times

 

 

During the day that's generally fine, but if it's overnight it's a huge risk.

 

There are often no vehicles around in the Hutt Valley for early (ie 4am - 4:30am) pickups. The areas they don't allow you to schedule a ride are areas that may not have 24/7 vehicle cover.

 

 

@AKLWestie I don't think lives in Hutt Valley :P


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  # 2318843 16-Sep-2019 23:09
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For me the car and clock icon is on the right of the screen in the same Grey box where it asks you where you want to go. (where my x is)

 [Where to?    |[x]]

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2318855 16-Sep-2019 23:44
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AKLWestie:

 

..., but I never had an Uber ride.

 

...  I want to schedule a ride to the airport this weekend but cannot find how to do it.  The Uber help page said there should be a "car and clock" button to schedule a ride.  But I cannot find that button. ...

 

See the required button (highlighted in yellow) to the right of the black "Confirm UberX" button. Note that Uber gives you a 15min time window when the Uber driver will appear. Be ready at the begiining og that 15min time window. 👩‍🎓

 

Click to see full size

 

 

 

Linux: AKLWestie I don't think lives in Hutt Valley :P 

 

How far west indeed? Titirangi regularly has a surge going while Henderson doesn't. This indicates there are less drivers in the Titirangi area.





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  # 2318926 17-Sep-2019 09:10
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AKLWestie:

How can I do it?  Or it is because I am new to Uber and it does not trust me and would not let me to schedule a ride.

 

 

I'm outside NZ at the moment so can't check this, but you could see of Zoomy will let you do it. Zoomy is like Uber, not not run by Satan like Uber is.

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Be careful wit this. Booking an uber essentially means they activate your booking 15 mins or so before you want to ride.

 

If there is no one around to accept it, no ride for you. It's not like a taxi where they pre-allocate it to someone, and they know.

 

I live in a pretty uber friendly area, but missed a 6:30am flight as no uber showed at my booked time (5am)


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  # 2318934 17-Sep-2019 09:20
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Linux:

 

sbiddle:

 

Linux:

 

Just open the Uber App 10 to 15 minutes before you want a car at the door! I have used Uber to and from AKL airport many times

 

 

During the day that's generally fine, but if it's overnight it's a huge risk.

 

There are often no vehicles around in the Hutt Valley for early (ie 4am - 4:30am) pickups. The areas they don't allow you to schedule a ride are areas that may not have 24/7 vehicle cover.

 

 

@AKLWestie I don't think lives in Hutt Valley :P

 

 

I know that but my point is the same - they don't offer scheduled services in areas where they can't guarantee vehicles.

 

 


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  # 2318935 17-Sep-2019 09:22
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Ah, yeah, forgot about that little joy. If you really want to get a time-based booking to go somewhere, use a taxi, not an Uber.

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neb: Ah, yeah, forgot about that little joy. If you really want to get a time-based booking to go somewhere, use a taxi, not an Uber.

 

How true.

 

That's what I detest about outfits like Uber, they're happy to skim off the easy/profitable jobs but don't want to be there when the going is a bit tougher. In doing so they strip out the fat other providers use to cover the times when providing a service isn't all that profitable.





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  # 2318948 17-Sep-2019 09:42
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I'm going to try Uber for first time next month - catch is, I'll be in Taupo and it's only starting there in October - so might end up being a normal taxi :D

 

 

 

 





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  # 2319405 17-Sep-2019 19:53
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xpd:

I'm going to try Uber for first time next month - catch is, I'll be in Taupo and it's only starting there in October - so might end up being a normal taxi :D

 

 

As I mentioned above, try Zoomy. They're like Uber, but with ethics.

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