Tag: Predatory Pricing

What does the Dodgers’ dynamic pricing schedule mean for fans? A seat that costs $33 one day will cost $80 another day | LA Times

What does the Dodgers’ dynamic pricing schedule mean for fans? A seat that costs $33 one day will cost $80 another day | LA Times

If you would like to see the Dodgers from a field-level seat overlooking the bullpen, the team will charge you $80 for your seat. That’s on April 21. If you can wait four days, the Dodgers will charge you $33 for the very same seat. The Dodgers put single-game tickets on sale Friday, with seats […]

BART may consider parking fee increase during peak commute times | abc7news.com

BART may consider parking fee increase during peak commute times | abc7news.com

Not only do BART parking lots fill up quickly in the morning, each one has a waiting list for parking permits that average three thousand names. BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost told us, “So the idea is — let’s take a look at parking. Is there something we can do with our policies, our fees to […]

ComfortDelGro cabbies’ earnings take a hit after joining UberFlash | TODAYonline

ComfortDelGro cabbies’ earnings take a hit after joining UberFlash | TODAYonline

Still, Mr Kiew, who drives in the day, said the service would be useful for drivers pulling the late shift from 4pm to 11pm because fares are subject to dynamic pricing where fares are higher when demand rises. His colleagues have seen fares rise between 2 and 2.4 times during the evening periods, or about […]

Thanks Uber. Now some restaurants are trying out surge pricing. | Chicago Tribune

Thanks Uber. Now some restaurants are trying out surge pricing. | Chicago Tribune

Bloomberg recently reported that a well-known London restaurant called Bob Bob Ricard is implementing a surge pricing model this month, with prices for the same meals being offered at a 25 percent discount during off-peak times as opposed to its busiest hours. In other words-you get a break on that Monday lunch as opposed to […]

Don’t go down slippery slope of taxi surge pricing, Transport News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Don’t go down slippery slope of taxi surge pricing, Transport News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

It has long been illegal for taxi operators to allocate rides through bidding – a covert system where commuters who are willing to pay more get assigned a cab. Yet this ad hoc auction, where some touts would guarantee a cab on a rainy Friday evening for a few dollars more, is what surge pricing […]

Is there such thing as an ethical ride-hailing service? | NOW Magazine

Is there such thing as an ethical ride-hailing service? | NOW Magazine

When a power outage knocked out subway service on the Bloor line last week, Uber did what Uber does. The ride-hailing giant ratcheted up surge pricing, to a flurry of angry tweets. Of course, Uber is used to being hated on. The Twitterverse was ablaze with #deleteuber hashtags virtually every week of 2017. Now, a […]

Taxi concerns persist amid record year for tourism | Cayman Compass

Taxi concerns persist amid record year for tourism | Cayman Compass

Tourism businesses remain concerned about inconsistent pricing and lack of a reliable nighttime service from taxis. The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is also asking government to “revisit” the policy of allowing drivers to charge an additional 20 percent per passenger when there are more than three people in the cab. Concerns over pricing were raised […]

Brace for costly Uber & Ola rides as K’taka ups base taxi fares | Moneycontrol.com

Brace for costly Uber & Ola rides as K’taka ups base taxi fares | Moneycontrol.com

The notification also prescribed a fixed charge for waiting – free for the first 20 minutes, and Rs 10 for every 15 minutes thereafter. Cars costing between Rs 5 and 10 lakh will attract a charge of Rs 52 for first four kilometres, with the same slab of dynamic pricing as in small car category. […]

ComfortDelGro to launch dynamic pricing fare option for its taxis from Jan 19 | The Straits Times

ComfortDelGro to launch dynamic pricing fare option for its taxis from Jan 19 | The Straits Times

An Uber spokesman said on Thursday that the company will share more details of UberFlash later on. He said: “We are excited about our partnership with ComfortDelGro to improve the overall transportation landscape, giving Singapore more choices to move around at the tap of a button.” Following ComfortDelGro’s tie-up with Uber, all 23,000 taxis in […]

New fares will leave passengers at the mercy of aggregators | The Hindu

New fares will leave passengers at the mercy of aggregators | The Hindu

The rules had specified that digital meters be installed in taxis. However, the notification is silent on this matter. “Some taxi aggregators had approached the High Court against the rules. Now the matter is sub-judice,” said Mr. Dayananda. Even taxi drivers have expressed discontent with the notification. “The notification will only benefit the aggregators. It […]