It’s 2018, so I’m sure all of you have heard of Uber and what it does. It’s pretty much the modern day taxi. Anyone with a nice, clean running car can be a driver. Whether it’s driving full time, or just making extra cash, Uber has taken the world by storm. For today’s post, we’re going to to be taking a look at what it’s like to use Uber as a way to get around town.
Earlier this month, when Kolani and I were in Anaheim for Disneyland, we took 3 Ubers in total for our whole trip.
I’m going to break down each ride to give you a better feel for the situation.
First Ride: from LAX to the Disneyland Hotel (at around 1 am).
As soon as we landed, I pulled up the Uber app, to check out the waiting time. I was required not to to request the ride until I was waiting in the proper area. Kolani and I hadn’t checked any bags, so after we got off the plane, we headed straight to the specific baggage claim area the app instructed us to go to. We found the Uber pick up area outside on the curb and waited. I requested a driver who was estimated to be about 6 minutes out. Once you request a driver, the app will show you their picture, reviews, car model, and license plate. The gentleman was very nice, and helped us with our bags. He briefly made small talk, then had us on our way to the The Disneyland Hotel. I think the only downside of our drive from the airport to the hotel was the fact that the driver straddled lanes often. I know it was late, but I feel like if Uber drivers are required to work late shifts like that, then they should be fully awake and prepared.
Second Ride: to In N Out & the Hotel
Okay, out of all the drivers, this one was my favorite. He was very polite and personable. We headed to In N Out, because it was my first time back in California after two years so grabbing some burgers was a must. Our driver was super down to earth, and the drive from In N Out back to the hotel was barely 15$.
Third Ride: Back to LAX
This driver was my least favorite, his driving wasn’t all that great and he ended up making us a little car sick. He was short with us, a little rude, and his whole care smelled like Cigarettes. Just a tip for Uber: try not to hire smokers because the smell is disgusting and seriously overwhelming for nonsmokers. It wasn’t the best way to leave Los Angeles.
All in all, I think the experience was nice. I think as Kolani & I continue traveling, we’ll use Uber if we have no other form of transportation.
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This has been a chloscall.
Until next time,