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Taxi cabs make unnecessary long detours on about 7% of airport corridors, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research survey this past month, leaving even longer diversions for tourist.
It investigated 95,357 New York City UberX journeys that are not split or bundled and concern 23,974 UberXers. These journeys were likened to taxi journeys, which had the same starting points and airport targets. There were also comparisons between travel from different places in Manhattan to John F. Kennedy International Airport, for which travellers always pay a lump sum, and travel to LaGuardia Airport, which has no set charge, and there were more diversions on the journeys to and from LaGuardia.
About 73% of journeys on Uber are assessed by travellers, of whom every 170th journey receives a full or part refund after a traveller has reported an unsatisfactory event. On the other hand, New York taxi complains are more complex to file and only appear on one in 6,356 journeys. New York Taxi Workers Alliance has not responded to the invitation to submit comments.
Taxi passengers as well as passengers sometimes have to wait hours to collect a ticket at the airport, says Ippei Takahashi, CEO and RideGuru Carpool Coordinator. This gives the driver more incentives to opt for higher tariffs. Takahashi said that cyclists who want to prevent unnecessary long distances can take Uber or Lyft.
However, overriders are not entirely free from the accusations that they have attacked their customers. They found that riders often look for higher-priced itineraries, which is the way to raise rates when there is high traffic. Riders also try to extend their journeys on occasion by having long discussions or discretely altering the itinerary, Takahashi said.
Over calculated for some arbitrary itineraries more. Libft did not reply to a letter inviting comments.