Uber offers us a Special Deal for Anthrocon 2014
We are pleased to announce that Uber has offered us a special deal for Anthrocon 2014!
New users to Uber can use the promo code FURRY to get $20 off their first ride!
Q: "What us Uber?"
A: Uber is an app that allows you to request a ride on demand.
Q: "Is Uber fursuit-friendly?"
A: It sure is!
Q: "Can I use Uber to get back to my hotel room at 2 AM when the dances close?"
A: You sure can, Uber is available 24 hours!
Got questions that aren't answered here? Drop by our Uber travel page or leave a comment on this post!
We'll see you at the con in 2 weeks!
This looks great! But can you request a ride for 6+ people? Do they have vehicles (minivan-sized) that can carry more than 3-4 passengers at a time?
If I understand right Uber is a service where you're basically requesting any nearby drivers that happen to be signed onto Uber as a driver to pick you up and drop you off. I can beleive they're more reliable than normal taxi services (my opinion of normal taxi services is pretty low), but I have a hard time beleiving they're reliable at 2 AM or that you can reasonably expect them to come with a van.
Don't know how this would affect AC but came across this story about the Pennsylvania PUC trying to shut down ride share companies like Uber and Lyft. Says a decision could be issued by July 1st. Can read the story here.
But per the update at the end, they intend to operate through the weekend.
As of today they were handed a C&D order. I'm not entirely sure you will be able to rely on them this weekend.
I believe they are allowed to operate for the 7 days they have to file an appeal to it. But after that the C&D is in effect and they can't operate at all.
BUT both Uber and Lyft have an ally in the Mayor of Pittsburgh. http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3253
Hands up anyone who thinks this WONT hurt their AC business. I mean...a lot of folks are either in transit or will be soon. And right now they dont know if they'll be able to use Uber or not.
Just in time for the convention! Lovely! Well, heres hoping this is the only real hicccup this AC (keeps an eye on tropical storm Arthur).