Does Uber XL Make More Money
Question: ★Does Uber XL Make More Money?★
Answer: Uber did something BIG when they introduced cities to uberXL. The convenient, comfortable and affordable vehicle option that has room for up to 6 riders has been a hit among riders and drivers.
If you are currently an Uber driver and has a qualifying vehicle that can hold at least 6 passengers or more like a Toyota Highlanders, Ford Explorer, Nissan Pathfinders, etc., then you should surely contact Uber and ask to be enabled to drive XL if you are not already.
☞Is It More Money: Yes, uberXL trips do cost more than the standard uberX rides, so you would make more on a single trip. However, there’s one problem, the demand for uberXL is typically not as high as those of uberX. Meaning, although you will earn more for taking riders who request XL, you want get as many pickup requests as you would driving on the uberX platform.
☞The One Mistake: Many drivers make the mistake of requesting to drive on XL only. This is not the smartest money making move. You should be signed on to drive both uberX and XL. A matter of fact, in some cities drivers cannot make a choice between driving uberX or not. They must commit to accepting both ride types.
To sum this all up – yes, XL trips will bring in more money per trip, however, the demand is just not there like it is with uberX. Most drivers will need to be accepting both X and XL to make some decent money.
☞Doing A Test Run First: Nonetheless, you can always test the profit out yourself by having Uber put you on the XL platform only. Drive a few days and see if it’s worth it. If it is fine – keep driving XL. Otherwise, you can request that Uber put you back on uberX too.
☞Getting Paid Upcharge: Remember, if you ever get a pickup request under uberX for four passengers at the most and the rider has a party of 5 or more, then you should let the riders know that if you take them it will be under the XL rate because they have more than 4 people in their group. Once the trip ends, you would need to contact Uber and let them know that you had more than 4 passengers – please provide the trip ID number. Uber will upcharge that rider’s account the correct rate under XL. Note you can only request the uberXL upcharge if you are too an XL driver. If you only driver uberX, you cannot claim the upcharge.
☞Fraud Upcharge Requests: Understand, Uber keeps track of your upcharge adjustments, you should not be reporting false information just to get paid under XL. Uber can and will not honor any future upcharge requests if they have determine that you have been making fraudulent claims. And in some cases deactivate your account indefinitely.