Vote for your favourite #FiveStarRide
This week we asked you to let us know your #FiveStarRide – that journey where you felt the person behind the wheel deserved a big shoutout – not just for being a great driver but also for being a great human being.
We’ve been inundated with responses (you big softies!) and we did see some patterns starting to develop… Seems here in London we really like to party, we’re big fans of the banter and the drivers – one of them rolling up in ‘a badass red Prius’ to quote Felix O – certainly know how to rock the radio!
Update: the votes have been counted and the winner is…
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“Left my keys in the car after getting out at Radio Rooftop – my driver came back, negotiated the queue and the door men and came upstairs to give me my keys! By far one of the kindest people I’ve ever met in London! It just doesn’t get any better than this!”
Congratulations to Chris C who wins £200 of Uber credit!
Realizing my idiocy as I got into my house, I emailed the Uber team about 2354 times explaining what had happened. I had 6 hours before I had to get a coach to Glastonbury and without my phone I had no alarm and no phone numbers to call my friends. Luckily the Glasto Gods and the Uber elite employees came to my rescue.
I woke up at 6am to see that all my frantic emails had been responded to. I was given my driver’s number, which I called from skype. After one ring, a sprightly and warm voice picked up and reaffirmed my faith in humanity.
Stephen agreed to dropped off my phone for me – better yet he had even charged it to 100% for my journey to the festival.
This is the best service I have ever experienced with a car service. Stephen not only rescued my day, he represented Uber in the best possible way and set a tone for the trip I am about to enjoy. I have passed on this experience to all my friends too. I am so grateful to him. Let’s just hope I don’t drop my phone in a portaloo at Glasto!
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I called an Uber thinking I was minutes away from my street but, as usual, traffic around Knightsbridge was unpredictable and extremely heavy. All of a sudden, my non-flexible train to Paris was becoming seemingly impossible…
Not only did the driver hold a space on my street for me to park my own car, he waited patiently as I crawled through the traffic to get to my street. He then safely whisked me to St Pancras in the nick of time, chatting all the way, and I boarded my train seconds before it left the platform!
Thanks to the driver for not making me pay for another train or missing half of my friend’s wedding! And thanks for not charging me to wait!
He was from Ghana and swore to me that Ghana would draw against Germany in the forthcoming match that Saturday evening. I am not a betting man, but I when I got home at 6.50, I instantly logged onto my account and stuck twenty quid on a draw (I must have been drinking quite hard that fateful friday evening).
The rest, as they say, is history. I cannot remember the name of the driver who made me money but, by the beard of Zeus, what a great man!
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