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Uber admits to surge pricing at Global Citizen fest, offers full refunds | Times Live

Uber admits to surge pricing at Global Citizen fest, offers full refunds | Times Live

Uber SA has admitted to implementing surge pricing at the Global Citizen Festival at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday, despite pledges by the festival and Uber that this would not happen. On Twitter, concert-goers said they were charged up to R1,200 for a trip after the festival. Uber has placed the blame on network […]

Call to ‘shop around for funeral’ as sector faces major shake-up | This is Money

Call to ‘shop around for funeral’ as sector faces major shake-up | This is Money

Shopping around for a funeral is anathema to many people who lose loved ones or close relatives. But such inertia – understandable though it may be – is allowing some funeral directors to get away with sky-high prices. Last week, the Competition & Markets Authority confirmed it would be launching a full-blown probe into the […]

Price War Set to Hit the U.K. Funeral Sector Over CMA Probe | Bloomberg

Price War Set to Hit the U.K. Funeral Sector Over CMA Probe | Bloomberg

Shares of the U.K.’s largest publicly-traded funeral firm, Dignity Plc, dropped as much as 18 percent as the competition watchdog warned that recent tariff reductions by British undertakers haven’t been enough to tackle years of hikes in the industry. Price increases over the past decade, particularly by larger chains, can’t be justified by higher costs […]

Uber shut down Uber Rent, its rental-car program for riders | Quartz

Uber shut down Uber Rent, its rental-car program for riders | Quartz

Uber has hit the brakes on a rental-car program for riders. Back in April, Uber announced Uber Rent, a program to let Uber riders rent a car from within the Uber app. The program was a partnership between Uber and Getaround, a startup that lets users find and instantly book vehicles from private car owners. […]

Lyft vs. Uber: Which Is Best for Riders and Drivers in 2018? | TheStreet

Lyft vs. Uber: Which Is Best for Riders and Drivers in 2018? | TheStreet

Price Differences Between Uber and Lyft While pricing for both Uber and Lyft is largely similar, it’s worth noting nominal differences. Pricing for both ride-sharing services is $1 at the start of the ride, with a per-mile charge of $1.50 and a per-minute fee of 25 cents. Passengers should know that both Uber and Lyft drivers […]

Are budget airlines really charging families to sit with their own children? | NewStatesmanAmerica

Are budget airlines really charging families to sit with their own children? | NewStatesmanAmerica

Are algorithms trying to steal our children? That’s the question at the heart of the latest airline ticket pricing scandal. Are budget airlines trying to squeeze more money out of families by deliberately allocating them seats in separate parts of the plane, then forcing them to pay a fee so that children can be seated […]

Cabbies fear more suicides next year amid financial struggles | New York Post

Cabbies fear more suicides next year amid financial struggles | New York Post

The “congestion pricing” surcharge on all Big Apple taxi rides that begins in January will lead to even more cabdriver suicides, drivers and activists warned at a City Council hearing Monday. “This year, there have been eight suicides, and next year, with the $2.50 on our backs, there will be more than 10,” taxi driver […]

What resale sites like StubHub are doing to the price of your ticket | WUNC

What resale sites like StubHub are doing to the price of your ticket | WUNC

When it comes to selling NBA tickets and merchandise, having the best basketball player in the league helps. Lebron James’ move to the Lakers, announced on July 1, led to massive ticket price increases on StubHub and a rise in merchandise sales even before the basketball season started. That should be good news for Anschutz Entertainment Group, […]

Uber Rewards gives ride discounts and other perks to frequent riders | USA Today

Uber Rewards gives ride discounts and other perks to frequent riders | USA Today

Four levels, each with different perks The points will go toward placing you in one of four tiers – Blue, Gold, Platinum and Diamond – that will determine what perks you are eligible for. Blue is the standard level, with every 500 points netting you $5 in Uber Cash, the company’s virtual currency that can be used […]

Deliveroo Australia rolls out dynamic pricing based on distance | news.com.au

Deliveroo Australia rolls out dynamic pricing based on distance | news.com.au

Food delivery company Deliveroo has ditched its flat $5 delivery fee in favour of dynamic pricing based on the restaurant’s distance to the customer. As a result of the variable fees introduced last month, which range from as low as $2.95 to a maximum of $6.95, Deliveroo says “more than 50 per cent” of customers […]