Tag: Surge Pricing

Chandigarh: Shatabdi ticket prices surge by 50% due to airport closure | Hindustan Times

Chandigarh: Shatabdi ticket prices surge by 50% due to airport closure | Hindustan Times

With Chandigarh International Airport closed for runway expansion and rush of people heading out on summer vacation, travelling to Delhi on Shatabdi has been pinching pockets for the past nine days. Against the normal one-way fare of Rs 600, people are shelling out up to Rs 915 for the chair car ticket in the express […]

Study Shows Customer Preference for Direct Delivery from Restaurants | Food On Demand

Study Shows Customer Preference for Direct Delivery from Restaurants | Food On Demand

Customers report they would order from their favorite restaurants one extra time per month if delivery was offered, and more than 70 percent of QSR and fast-casual customers said they would choose a restaurant more often if delivery were offered. The importance of delivery doesn’t apply only to millennials. Of customers 35-44, around 78 percent […]

From cab to Uber to cab, drivers try to find a way to make a living | Philly

From cab to Uber to cab, drivers try to find a way to make a living | Philly

The legislation legalizing ride-share businesses in Philadelphia allowed cabs also to increase their rates during busy times — which Uber calls surge pricing —  but so far, none has done it, Kirlin said. People in the industry see a consistent rate as an asset that could attract customers, she said. Leventhal noted cab drivers’ training, pointing […]

Uber under state investigation for surge pricing during storm emergency | The Boston Globe

Uber under state investigation for surge pricing during storm emergency | The Boston Globe

At issue is a 2016 Massachusetts law meant to prevent the ride-hail firms from using surge pricing during major storms, catastrophes, and other officially declared states of emergency. But Uber — which does not deny raising prices during the storm — argues the language of the law does not actually ban surge pricing. The law […]

Uber defends fare model | Boston Herald

Uber defends fare model | Boston Herald

Uber’s surge pricing has been a much-criticized part of the company’s business, but the company says it plays a critical role in making sure there are enough drivers for every rider. The additional rate kicks in when demand for rides outweighs the number of drivers who are available. If drivers see demand is spiking in […]

Will MoviePass Have a Happy Ending? | Knowledge@Wharton

Will MoviePass Have a Happy Ending? | Knowledge@Wharton

For movie fans looking forward to this summer’s blockbuster hits, MoviePass is making an offer that’s tough to beat: Watch any 2D movie at any theater any day for $10 a month. Thus far, more than two million people have signed up for the subscription plan, which is the brainchild of Netflix co-founder Mitch Lowe. […]

Will you be able to afford UberAir’s flying car service? | Roadshow

Will you be able to afford UberAir’s flying car service? | Roadshow

Automation and scaling From there, Uber plans to continue to optimize. Much like how the introduction of UberPool allows commuters to dramatically reduce the price of a ride, Uber hopes to add ride-hailing optimization and smart trip planning to UberAir. Pooling riders, planning first- and last-mile trips to and from its skyport hubs with ground […]

Grab challenger ditches booking, surge fees | ABS-CBN News

Grab challenger ditches booking, surge fees | ABS-CBN News

MANILA – A new ride-hailing company for taxis, MiCab, will not have booking fees, price surges, or trip cancellations, its co-founder said Monday. … “Basically, what we’re trying to do is offer a solution with sustainability in mind that’s why we’re focused on advertising, not putting anything as booking fee or surge pricing. In whatever […]

The MoviePass Unlimited Plan Is Back | WIRED

The MoviePass Unlimited Plan Is Back | WIRED

“It’s fine-tuning this model,” says Lowe. “Everybody wants a consistent offer. Believe me, I want a consistent offer.” To that end, Lowe says MoviePass is at least through experimenting with AMC theaters. “I can assure you that we are not contemplating or even thinking about removing any AMC theaters,” he says. “We found out what […]

Movie Ticket Prices Rise Close To 4% In Q1 Of 2018 | Deadline

Movie Ticket Prices Rise Close To 4% In Q1 Of 2018 | Deadline

Versus the final quarter of 2017, Q1 2018’s average price is down two cents, but it’s running ahead of the 2017 average of $8.97. Typically when we see a surge in pricing it’s largely attributed to the volume of moviegoers and their appetite for shelling out premium pricing for event titles (i.e. Imax, premium large […]