Uber returns to Panama City
The wait is over: Uber is returning to Panama City, just in time for spring break! Starting on Friday, March 10 at 12pm, riders will be able to request an uberX.
Bringing Uber back to this beach town has been a priority for us, and we’re excited to be able to supply residents and tourists alike with sale, affordable rides.
We’ve seen again and again that when people have a reliable way to get home safely at the tap of a button—no matter the time or place—they make safer choices. Our study in partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) found that 78% of people said that Uber makes their friends less likely to drive after drinking. While we still have a ways to go until that percentage is 100, it shows that riders are beginning to think of Uber as a solution for getting home instead of driving under the influence.
In addition to being a great alternative to getting behind the wheel after drinking, Uber comes in handy for those who:
- don’t have a car
- don’t feel like dealing with parking
- want their own personal chauffeur
Besides getting you safely to your destination, Uber also offers these features:
|Fare Split||In-app feature that lets you split your fare with other Uber riders riding with you.||A solution for when you’re sharing a ride with friends and they say they’ll buy you a drink to pay you back for the fare. They won’t.|
|Family Profiles||A profile feature that lets up to 10 riders share one payment method in-app.||Create a Family Profile, so your entire family’s rides are on one form of payment every month.|
|Spotify||In-app feature that partners with Spotify for ad-free listening.||Riders can play their own music through Spotify while on a ride, so you never have to listen to music you don’t like.|
How to use the app
- Sign up to ride.
- Open the Uber app on your phone and log in.
- Enter your pickup location, then your destination.
- Tap Set Pickup Location.
- Tap Request uberX. That’s it! You’ll be able to track your driver’s location and ETA in-app.
To celebrate the Panama City relaunch, we’re giving $15 off your first ride for new Uber users! Enter promo code RIDEPCB in the Payment tab of the app to redeem.
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