Your next Uber trip could cost $50 an hour. Here’s why

Uber Hourly is like having a personal driver — for an hour

Uber has a new feature so you can feel more like a big deal from the Before Times when really you're just using the same old ride-sharing app.

Uber made the move in an effort to offer riders a more convenient way to get things done, and to provide an additional earnings opportunity for drivers as we move forward in this "new normal", Niraj Patel, director of rider operations at Uber, said in a statement. Hourly trips will cost $50 per hour (with mileage overage varying by city).

Uber has announced it's giving users in selected United States cities the option to hire drivers by the hour, so you can get a feel for what it's like having your own personal chauffeur on call.

Passengers will be charged $ 50 per hour for this new feature per hour and will be asked to select how long the trip will take before confirming the trip. In the Uber app, just enter your initial destination and any others to then see Uber Hourly as an option. Riders can add up to three destinations for the trip.

If the trip a rider takes lasts less time than they selected, they'll still have to pay full price.

Uber Hourly is like having a personal driver — for an hour
Uber introduces $50 Hourly rate option

However, there are a few restrictions to the hourly function. Riders will be charged at a per-minute rate for trips that go on longer than the time limit set or if the per-mile rate for trips go over the mileage limit of the city.

The feature isn't something entirely new though, as it was already being tested in cities across Australia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

Uber Hourly is the latest service launched by Uber as it attempts to respond to the pandemic.

Hourly bookings will be available in Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Orlando, Tampa Bay, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Tacoma and Seattle beginning June 2, with expansions planned in the following weeks. To begin with, there is an hourly limit: in the United States, a auto may only. Also, each vehicle has a limit on passengers.


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