UberX to get fixed fares in Manila starting October 12
Great news Uber riders! You’ll now get to enjoy the perks of UberPool‘s fixed fares to your destination on UberX.
Starting October 12, all Uber riders who’ll opt for UberX will have fixed fares or Upfront Fares as the company calls it. This means you won’t have just an estimate of your fare when booking but rather a definite amount of the total fare upon drop-off.
Like your usual UberX ride, Uber will automatically calculate the expected time and distance plus the traffic situation and driver availability when you’re booking. It even includes toll fees, as per FAQs on Uber’s website. You won’t be seeing Surge notifications anymore as the Upfront Fares already includes all the factors that’ll affect your trip, including demand. It’s about the same how Grab offers fixed fares for Grab Car when booking.
If you’ll have extra stops for your UberX, you’ll be charged with the original time and distance rates as it affects the calculation of your trip. You may read more about it through the source link below.