Subject: Uber to and From SeaTac Airport
The last time I used Uber to get to SeaTac airport, it cost $25. That’s fine, but when I went to return, the app told me I couldn’t use UberX and I had to use Uber SUV and the fee was $100 (including tip). It turns out that you can’t use UberX to get a ride home from SeaTac. From Uber’s site:
uberX does not pick up at Sea-Tac and no flat rates are available for uberX.
I was considering taking the light rail to the Tukwila station and then requesting UberX from there. Has anyone tried that?
When I ran into this a few months ago, I did some research afterwards. There’s a limitation on car services such that you have to be a licensed chauffeur or something along those lines. It seems like a popular strategy is to move your pickup pin just outside of the airport, then telling the driver your actual location over the phone. I haven’t done this, so your mileage may vary.
Or take the very first hotel shuttle that comes by, and have Uber pick you up there.
OH SNAP THIS IS GENIUS +1
By ‘genius’ do you mean ‘arguably theft of services from the hotel’?
But hotels are evil, so it’s ok.
For it to be considered theft of services, there would have to be a charge/fare that you are avoiding. You’re not, so it’s not a crime.
So if something is ‘no additional charge’ it’s not theft to take it without paying for whatever its included with?
If I can find a way to “steal” access to Prime Instant Videos without stealing access to Prime itself, that’s not stealing, because there’s no charge for the thing I took?
Is it stealing to watch commercial supported media with no intention of buying the advertised services?
Is it stealing to visit websites with no intention of buying the advertised services?
Is it stealing to dig up Queen Victoria and pluck seven rubies from her crown since the only things the dead can possess are the bodies of the living?