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Chase Paid For My $500 Uber Ride From the Airport

Discussion in 'Vacation Travel Information' started by MULTIZ321, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. MULTIZ321

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    Chase Paid For My $500 Uber Ride From the Airport
    By Zach Honig/ News/ The Points Guy/ thepointsguy.com

    "Last month, I took what ended up being by far the most expensive car ride of my life. My girlfriend and I decided to “Uber” from New York City to Boston, a trip that spanned 232 miles and took nearly six hours from door to door. As you might expect, this ride didn’t come cheap — after factoring in tolls, tax and tip, we were on the hook for a whopping $587.95. Ouch!

    So what in heaven’s name prompted this nearly-$600 Toyota Camry adventure? Well, it all began when American Airlines canceled our flight from New York (LGA) to Boston (BOS), just a few hours before a big birthday celebration in New England. We were automatically rebooked on the next available flight, some 30 hours later from JFK.

    Well, that wouldn’t work… we had to get to Massachusetts that night. Amtrak fares were through the roof, and there was very limited availability since so many flights had been canceled, and the nearest rental car I could find was at Newark Airport (EWR) in New Jersey. Buses would have gotten us in far too late, and I didn’t find that option especially appealing either way.

    As we were sitting in the Admirals Club trying to figure out what to do, my girlfriend pulled out her phone and checked Uber. $450 all-in to Boston. That was less than two tickets on Amtrak, before even factoring in the ride back into New York City for our departure from Penn Station.

    That’s when I remembered that I had booked our flights with my Ritz-Carlton card, which comes along with a very handy benefit in the case of significantly delayed travel. Even if I wasn’t able to get the ride reimbursed, this was definitely our most reasonable option at the moment — a check from Chase would be icing on the cake, so to speak....."


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    Sounds good for the rider, but think about it: the Uber driver will not be paid to return to NYC, and the chances that a person wants to go from NYC - Boston are almost zero. I hope that the riders tipped the guy real well!

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