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Subject: Uber to and From SeaTac Airport

From: Strohm

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?

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From: Charles

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.

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From: Scot

Or take the very first hotel shuttle that comes by, and have Uber pick you up there.

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From: Aaron

OH SNAP THIS IS GENIUS +1

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From: Matt

By ‘genius’ do you mean ‘arguably theft of services from the hotel’?

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From: Pablo

But hotels are evil, so it’s ok.

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From: Jennifer

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.

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From: Alexis

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?

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From: Stevie

Is it stealing to watch commercial supported media with no intention of buying the advertised services?

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From: William

Is it stealing to visit websites with no intention of buying the advertised services?

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From: Joshua

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?

One Comment

  1. Erin wrote:

    Nice!

    Monday, January 4, 2016 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

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