Your Holiday Season Travel Guide
Did you know that, since last holiday season, Uber has grown by over 75 cities? That’s a lot of hometowns and vacation destinations where travelers can now get an affordable, accessible ride with the tap of their apps.
Whether you’re heading home or to Hawaii*, chances are high that Uber will be there waiting for you. Before takeoff, check here to see if we operate in your destination city.
*Lucky you if Hawaii is your home!
With Uber available in over 300 cities worldwide, we wanted to know which ones reigned supreme with New York riders during the holiday season. To answer our query, we looked at ride behavior between November 24, 2014 (the Monday before Thanksgiving) and Monday, January 5, 2015 (the Monday after New Year’s Eve) to determine the top 15 cities where New Yorkers jet off to most.
Curious about the number 1 city? Put it this way, New Yorkers love to party in the city where the heat is on.
|1. Miami||2. New Jersey||3. Los Angeles|
|4. San Francisco||5. Washington, DC||6. Boston|
|7. Chicago||8. London||9. Philadelphia|
|10. Paris||11. Connecticut||12. Atlanta|
|13. Dallas||14. Seattle||15. Houston|
We know the holidays can be stressful and overwhelming—but your Uber experiences shouldn’t be. Follow these pro-tips to ensure a seamless and stress-free holiday travel season:
ESTIMATE YOUR FARE
Know before you go: Get a Fare Estimate in the app to get an idea of the cost before you jet off. In times of Surge pricing, your in-app fare estimate will account for the increased multiplier.
Whether you’re traveling with your girlfriends or grandma, you can always share the fare by using the Fare Split option. Looking to stash more cash away for gifts? Try uberPOOL if you’re 2 riders or less.
CONFIRM YOUR CAR
Save the surprise appearances for friends and family. Confirm your driver’s car model and license plate in the app before you hop in. And if you’re still not sure, you can always text or call your driver.
You spent all that time baking (err, shopping for) the perfect treat… And then you forgot it in the car. Get in contact with your driver directly if you’ve left something behind. In your app, tap the Profile icon in the top left corner > Help > Select the trip in question > I lost an item.
We’re excited to expand the Uber for Business platform beyond business travel, to include a world-class customer transportation solution, Uber Central. With Uber Central, organizations of all shapes and sizes can now easily provide on-demand, door-to-door transportation for their customers, clients, and guests.
A little over a year ago, we set out to put a new spin on an old classic–make reliable food delivery available at the tap of a button. Back then, we started by offering food in the UberEATS app from 1,000 pioneering restaurant partners in four cities. And today, more than 40,000 restaurants globally–from poke shops to pasta spots–are sharing food with customers through UberEATS. With a growing restaurant community comes more choices and more complexity. So we’re cooking up features to continue to make UberEATS easy and reliable. Here is a taste–
This flu season, we’re delivering free flu-fighting care packages across the country. When you receive a pack, you’ll have the option to request a free flu shot from a registered nurse–for up to 5 people.