Poll of the Day > Airport Uber/Taxi Hack!:)

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wolfy42
11/08/19 6:53:55 AM
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Hi Ya'll.

Recently I flew to NY and I was annoyed to discover that it is about $15-20 more to get an uber/taxi from the Airport as apposed to getting one to drop you off there. I looked it up afterwards and some airports charge fees for taxis/ubers to pick up people (so they pass the fee on to you).

I didn't think much about it afterwards because I was tired and had other things going on, but I just read
about a hack you can use!!

There are shuttles at the airport that will bring you to hotels etc for free, so if you just hop on one of them (preferably in the direction you want to go), you can save yourself alot of money.

If your local, or fairly close it can drop a $40 fee down to about $10 (at least according to the article thing I was reading).

Anyway, just thought I would mention it here as I was not happy about the extra cost and I know I will try and avoid it in the future.
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Sarcasthma
11/08/19 8:22:33 AM
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But do you have any good life hacks for cooking eggs?
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Smarkil
11/08/19 8:26:58 AM
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Sarcasthma posted...
But do you have any good life hacks for cooking eggs?


Egg cooking life hack - when you're cooking eggs make sure to put the egg in a pan. It makes them cook much more quickly
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Sarcasthma
11/08/19 8:33:09 AM
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The fuck is a pan?
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Kyuubi4269
11/08/19 8:41:07 AM
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Sarcasthma posted...
The fuck is a pan?

Bread.
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LinkPizza
11/08/19 8:43:43 AM
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Sarcasthma posted...
The fuck is a pan?

Its like if you tie a rock to the end of a stick, and had others rocks circling the edges of the first rock.
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Sarcasthma
11/08/19 8:59:23 AM
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Kyuubi4269 posted...
Sarcasthma posted...
The fuck is a pan?

Bread.

Get out of here with that Portuguese shit.
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SunWuKung420
11/08/19 10:03:41 AM
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You're literally advocating stealing.

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WhiskeyDisk
11/08/19 10:07:41 AM
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SunWuKung420 posted...
You're literally advocating stealing.


How is that stealing? The Uber driver is being charged a fee to pick you up directly at the airport and passing that fee directly on to you. They weren't making anything on top of that part of the transaction. By going to a hotel, any hotel first you're just bypassing the fee and hassle for all involved.
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Zangulus
11/08/19 10:11:46 AM
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Thats not really a life hack. Thats just a way to save money at the expense of a business youre not patronizing.

It also depends on if you want to deal with whatever luggage you have through multiple stops.
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SunWuKung420
11/08/19 10:46:20 AM
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WhiskeyDisk posted...
How is that stealing? The Uber driver is being charged a fee to pick you up directly at the airport and passing that fee directly on to you. They weren't making anything on top of that part of the transaction. By going to a hotel, any hotel first you're just bypassing the fee and hassle for all involved.


It's called "being a stow-away" and it's stealing. Those hotel shuttles are free for the hotel patrons not random people trying to avoid paying.

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WhiskeyDisk
11/08/19 2:16:29 PM
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That's like saying I stole from McDonald's because I just went in to use the bathroom.
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DocDelicious
11/08/19 2:28:22 PM
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WhiskeyDisk posted...
That's like saying I stole from McDonald's because I just went in to use the bathroom.

You stole like 6 gallons of water when you flushed that toilet you used illegally.
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SunWuKung420
11/08/19 2:31:09 PM
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WhiskeyDisk posted...
That's like saying I stole from McDonald's because I just went in to use the bathroom.


No. McDonald's allows people to use their restroom without purchase.

If the shuttle driver knew you weren't a guest of the hotel, they wouldn't let you ride.

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WhiskeyDisk
11/08/19 2:32:58 PM
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SunWuKung420 posted...
WhiskeyDisk posted...
That's like saying I stole from McDonald's because I just went in to use the bathroom.


No. McDonald's allows people to use their restroom without purchase.

If the shuttle driver knew you weren't a guest of the hotel, they wouldn't let you ride.


But it was going to the hotel anyway. It wasn't making a special trip just for you. If you were denying a seat to someone staying at the hotel, you might have a case.
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SunWuKung420
11/08/19 2:34:25 PM
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WhiskeyDisk posted...
But it was going to the hotel anyway. It wasn't making a special trip just for you. If you were denying a seat to someone staying at the hotel, you might have a case.
Using a service that wasn't intended for you, is stealing that service.

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Bulbasaur
11/08/19 2:46:43 PM
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SunWuKung420 posted...
WhiskeyDisk posted...
That's like saying I stole from McDonald's because I just went in to use the bathroom.


No. McDonald's allows people to use their restroom without purchase.

If the shuttle driver knew you weren't a guest of the hotel, they wouldn't let you ride.

you don't have to be a quest of the hotel, as the shuttle driver wouldn't know, and also wouldn't care.

their job is to pick people up, and taken them to a specific place. you could be staying at the hotel already, or going here to stay. what you do when you step off that bus is no ones business but yours.
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Kyuubi4269
11/08/19 2:57:30 PM
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Bulbasaur posted...
SunWuKung420 posted...
WhiskeyDisk posted...
That's like saying I stole from McDonald's because I just went in to use the bathroom.


No. McDonald's allows people to use their restroom without purchase.

If the shuttle driver knew you weren't a guest of the hotel, they wouldn't let you ride.

you don't have to be a quest of the hotel, as the shuttle driver wouldn't know, and also wouldn't care.

their job is to pick people up, and taken them to a specific place. you could be staying at the hotel already, or going here to stay. what you do when you step off that bus is no ones business but yours.

Here's the thing: the hotel made the service with the intent of it serving patrons. There is a neat get-out-of-jail-free clause though.

Ask the driver "What's the price to go to the hotel?" and if they say "There's no charge.", they have given you verbal consent to travel for free. The driver has given the service to a person he has not checked is eligible and so he is the one who must answer to the hotel for misuse.
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TheWitchMorgana
11/08/19 3:03:31 PM
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SunWuKung420 posted...
WhiskeyDisk posted...
How is that stealing? The Uber driver is being charged a fee to pick you up directly at the airport and passing that fee directly on to you. They weren't making anything on top of that part of the transaction. By going to a hotel, any hotel first you're just bypassing the fee and hassle for all involved.

It's called "being a stow-away" and it's stealing. Those hotel shuttles are free for the hotel patrons not random people trying to avoid paying.

literally the funniest thing Ive read all day thank you
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Blaqthourne
11/08/19 3:11:02 PM
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^ What did you find funny about it?
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wolfy42
11/08/19 4:31:50 PM
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Actually when I went to Florida with my uncle awhile ago, he contacted a hotel in advance specifically about using their shuttle, and not only was it ok, they let us leave our luggage at their hotel for the day and watched it for us while we went to the everglades etc.

It's not a bad idea to ask first, but yeah I'm pretty sure they have no problem with you using the shuttle since as mentioned above, it's gonna do the trip anyway, so unless it's full, your not really using any resources.
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LinkPizza
11/10/19 11:17:32 AM
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SunWuKung420 posted...
WhiskeyDisk posted...
That's like saying I stole from McDonald's because I just went in to use the bathroom.


No. McDonald's allows people to use their restroom without purchase.

If the shuttle driver knew you weren't a guest of the hotel, they wouldn't let you ride.

Actually, a lot don't care. Some even take people to other hotels for tips. That's bad on the driver. But just gettting on when there is an empty seat doesn't matter. Besides, who wants to lose an extra $15-$20 to Uber because they picked you up from the airport. You want to talk about stealing, talk to them...

Like WhiskeyDisk said, they aren't making a special trip for you...

Bulbasaur posted...
you don't have to be a quest of the hotel, as the shuttle driver wouldn't know, and also wouldn't care.

Technically, they can call the hotel and check logs and stuff. But you are right that most don't care...
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