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How many people allowed in car?

Discussion in 'Uber Riders Forum' started by Tayna95, Dec 25, 2016.

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  1. Tayna95

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    Hi. Just curious how many people are allowed in the uber? It is strange to get a ride from a car full of people...
     
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    The totally correct answer is to only allow the number of passengers that match the number of seat belts in the vehicle. Although some UberX vehicles may be able to seat 5 passengers, the UberX category is supposed to be for only 4 passengers.

    If you have more passengers that seat belts you should either request the party split up into multiple UberX rides or request the rider cancel and request an UberXL.
     
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    What is Uber XL?

    And how do I know how many people will be in the vehicle when I order the uber?
     
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    UberXL is for up to 6 passengers. The vehicle with not have anyone but the driver when you request a ride. Thus, you are requesting a ride for up to 4 passengers with UberX.

    If you use UberPool, there may be someone else that you're sharing with.
     
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    I only have the UberX app. Never heard of the other Ubers. Is there anyway to request an empty vehicle? Sometimes I want to bring my family out, or bring groceries home. The taxi always sends empty vehicles.
     
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    As I said, UberX is available for 4 passengers. There will not be anyone else in the car except the driver.

    Depending on where you live, there may be other options besides UberX, such as UberXL, UberSelect, UberPremium, UberBlack, and UberSUV.
     
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    There are always other passengers in the Uber when I ride. Aren't I supposed to get a fare split or something?
     
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    It sounds like you are using UberPool. This mode allows you to share the cost of the ride with others. There isn't a "fare split", but you will see a lower fare than if you requested an UberX.

    When using UberPool, you can expect no more than two other passengers in the vehicle. If you don't want to use UberPool, you have to select one of the other options when you are requesting your ride.
     
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    I use Uberpool whenever possible. Was out in Chicago for a few days and a ride that normally would've run $17-$20 ended up being only $3. Huge savings, only had to withstand a car ride with 3 strangers for 20 mins.
     
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    I have never heard of Uber Pool. I thought UberX was the only Uber there was. It SAYS UberX. And it charges me regular Uber rates. How do I order an Uber that is empty?
     
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    I live in rural Indiana. Uber pool is $10-15 for a 2-3 mile trip. Isn't there a way to order an Uber with no other passengers anymore? Sometimes I need the room. Besides, there have been occosian where I felt like they might rob me.
     
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    If you're using UberX, and UberPool is not in rural Indiana, then there should never be any other people in the vehicle except the driver. If there ever is, cancel the ride and report the driver.
     
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    I can't afford to cancel rides. Is there a limit to how many kids the driver can babysit at once? Or how many friends can ride?
     
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    If you cancel and report the driver for having others in the car on UberX you can get your cancellation fee back. No one else can ride along with a driver when they are logged into the Uber app except paying passengers.
     
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