Tag: taxi pricing

Government rejects Parliamentary panel suggestion to cap airfares | India Today

Government rejects Parliamentary panel suggestion to cap airfares | India Today

The report clearly placed the onus on the Ministry of Civil Aviation to fix things. It read, “The Ministry of Civil Aviation, though aware of the rampant exploitation, is not showing any proactive role in regulating airfares. The Committee therefore recommends the Ministry of Civil Aviation to consider fixing an upper limit of fares for […]

This Is How Airlines Determine the Price of Flights | Civilized

This Is How Airlines Determine the Price of Flights | Civilized

Airline ticket prices seemingly change every day, week, or hour, without notice, but there’s actually a real science behind this. Some people spend their whole lives trying to figure out how much to charge each passenger when they fly, because there are many factors that go into ticket pricing. In order to understand this science […]

Is it bad to use Uber? | Quartz

Is it bad to use Uber? | Quartz

Then there’s the matter of how Uber treats its drivers. You know it’s not great, but it’s not as though competing services are much better. Before Uber, taxi companies were notoriously terrible employers. Lyft, like Uber, hires its drivers as independent contractors—they don’t get benefits or minimum-wage protection—and has cut their pay to make fares […]

Uber warns of New Year’s surge pricing, while taxis ask for patience | The Sydney Morning Herald

Uber warns of New Year’s surge pricing, while taxis ask for patience | The Sydney Morning Herald

Uber has warned there will be surge pricing during the peak of New Year’s celebrations, while the taxi association has urged customers to be patient on what will be one of the busiest nights of the year. More than a million people are expected to pack Sydney Harbour on New Year’s Eve for the city’s fireworks […]

Uber fare increase not benefitting us: drivers | ENCA

Uber fare increase not benefitting us: drivers | ENCA

“Driving on the Uber platform is a no-win for its partner drivers,” a driver calling him or herself Dow Benderf commented on the eNCA website. “Uber, its shareholders and the riders are the ones who truly benefit from the rider app. I am a driver-partner and drivers earn on average R30 per hour and that […]

Avoid Uber Surge Pricing This New Year’s With These 5 Tips | The Penny Hoarder

Avoid Uber Surge Pricing This New Year’s With These 5 Tips | The Penny Hoarder

After the ball drops and the bubbly pops to ring in the new year, the last thing you want to think about is how you’re getting home. But New Year’s is notorious for auto accidents, and about 41% of fatalities on the holiday involve drunk drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. I’m […]

‘Fares hiked due to higher demand’: Pricing algorithms threaten to tip fine balance between consumer protection, market competition | FirstPost

‘Fares hiked due to higher demand’: Pricing algorithms threaten to tip fine balance between consumer protection, market competition | FirstPost

One such manifestation of such technological developments as indicated in the Vidhi Report are pricing algorithms. Such pricing algorithms are commonly employed by online businesses, particularly in airline, hotel booking and road transport industries, which heavily rely on sophisticated pricing tools to determine and update their prices. For instance, it is common to experience surge […]

Aeroflot denies reports on higher air ticket prices during FIFA World Cup in Russia | TASS

Aeroflot denies reports on higher air ticket prices during FIFA World Cup in Russia | TASS

MOSCOW, December 27. /TASS/. Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot did not raise its tariffs for the days of the 2018 World Cup, a spokesperson with the airline told TASS. Earlier, the publication of RBC published a study saying that the prices for air tickets to the cities of the World Cup 2018 soared by an average […]

Prepare for sky high Uber prices on New Year’s Eve | eNCA

Prepare for sky high Uber prices on New Year’s Eve | eNCA

JOHANNESBURG – Those opting not to drink and drive and planning to use app-driven transport service Uber on New Year’s  Eve must budget for significant price increases. On Christmas Day, Uber users got a foretaste of what to expect as prices skyrocketed, driven by high demand. The company usually increases prices around big events or holidays. […]

Railways Mulls Extra Charges During Festivals | Energy Infra Post

Railways Mulls Extra Charges During Festivals | Energy Infra Post

Premium charges during festivals such as Diwali, Durga Puja and discounts for travelling odd-hours, choosing a less popular route or train or one having no pantry services are some of the proposals the Railway board is considering on dynamic pricing. During a meeting with senior officials last week, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal as well as […]