News broke Friday regarding the controversial issue of whether or not to tip Uber drivers— something TravelSkills covered in a post and poll last month. From Bloomberg: “…Uber has agreed to notify customers more clearly that tips are not included in fares and give tacit approval for optional gratuity. Drivers can now solicit cash tips by asking passengers or posting signs in their vehicles…riders should start seeing gratuities as a major part of an Uber driver’s income. In other words, more like a cabbie….With this information, many riders will begin tipping their drivers, which will increase drivers’ pay substantially.” Check out the full story here…and see where TravelSkills was cited!
TravelSkills’ 10 most popular posts over the last week (descending order):
1 Who knew this would be such a hit? A new lie-flat seat on busy California corridor
2 Venomous Delta-Qatar Airways spat gets uglier
3 Entered yet? Tick-tock! Contest: 2 free United BusinessFirst tickets to China 西安
5 A great thing! Denver International Airport rail line opens
6 Date set for new United Club LAX: United progress + Delta move + Southwest + American
7 The little plane New California corridor small-jet service: $109 each way
9 Timely Should I tip my Uber or Lyft driver? [Poll] (Check out the contro comments!)
In case you missed it: The Barclay is back in NYC plus other shiny new hotels!
XIAN CONTEST! Thanks to all the eager TravelSkills readers who have submitted entries to our contest for two free United BusinessFirst tickets to Xian, China! We are busy reading thru hundreds of clever entries and look forward to announcing the lucky winner this week! Very exciting! Here’s your last chance to enter.
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NOTE: Be sure to click here to see all recent TravelSkills posts about: United’s newest, longest flight + Tipping Uber drivers + Qantas 747 Trip Report + Confusion over PreCheck policies + No-fee earlier flights