Uber is now offering flat fares in DC! This past summer, they offered unlimited packages in New York for one price. This one is also a package, but done in an interesting manner.
You pay $10 up-front which unlocks ten $2 Pool and $8 X rides. Your next ten rides will be discounted. After this, you’ll need to pay another $10 for your next ten rides.
You can buy this package throughout October, but you have 30 days to use each 10 day pass.
For me, this is a great deal because it covers my office, the airport, the location of our next happy hour, and where my brother will be staying during his visit. If I use UberPool (which I haven’t used… yet), these trips will be ridiculously cheap.
The area it considers within the zone is pretty generous.
But you can’t purchase it until October itself, doesn’t make super clear. I was poking around on the website and app trying to buy it for the month of October, and kept being told it was unavaliable. So pre-purchasing is out.
So I have a reminder scheduled for myself to get one for my first flight in October.
But this definitely seems worth it to me, even though you have to pay $10 upfront–as long as you’ll take a few rides.
The amount maxes out at $20 for Pool and the amount was left off for UberX.
Rates apply to rides starting and ending within eligible D.C. zones, up to a $20 value for POOL and up to a. If the total ride cost is ever less than the low rate, we’ll charge the minimum amount (based on time and distance). If the total ride cost exceeds the maximum value, you’ll be charged the rate, plus the remaining amount (based on time and distance).