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To ask if I can still get an Uber in London?

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lookingforthecorkscrew Mon 06-Nov-17 08:34:11

I have a hospital appointment, morning sickness and a 3yo and the bus seems impossible today.

App is showing cars nearby, but does it still work?!

lalalonglegs Mon 06-Nov-17 08:34:58

Yes. Uber is appealing the ruling and still working in the meantime.

specialsubject Mon 06-Nov-17 08:35:29


There are of course dozens of real minicab firms too, who may even pay tax.

Caulk Mon 06-Nov-17 08:37:16

I came to say the same as Special. There will be just as many other companies too.

lookingforthecorkscrew Mon 06-Nov-17 08:37:53

I know there are mini cab firms, thank you. I have no cash on me.

specialsubject Mon 06-Nov-17 08:40:20

OK. Enjoy subsidising tax avoidance which could pay for a better NHS. And be careful.

lookingforthecorkscrew Mon 06-Nov-17 08:40:55

I didn’t ask to be educated about Uber. I asked if I could still get one.

Coffeeisnecessary Mon 06-Nov-17 08:41:33

There is an app for London registered cabs called gett which is excellent- well worth using instead of uber. They know where they are going without Google maps!!

LillyLollyLandy Mon 06-Nov-17 08:42:01

Addison Lee also let you pay by credit card OP, just in case you have problems with uber.

ZaphodBeeblerox Mon 06-Nov-17 08:42:39

Wow! So much snark for a mum trying to get to a hospital appt!
Yes Uber still works OP! Will continue to do so while they are appealing the ruling.

Auspiciouspanda Mon 06-Nov-17 08:44:03

Mini cabs are crap, whilst they might know where they're going off by heart they don't show up on time it's just around the corner love

Cactusjelly00 Mon 06-Nov-17 08:44:17

Yes YABU to use this board for such a stupid question. Hth.

Caulk Mon 06-Nov-17 08:46:36

i have no cash on me
Ah, okay. In my city you can pay card or pay beforehand on an app, or ask it to pull up outside a cash point, so I assumed it would be the same in London.

SoupDragon Mon 06-Nov-17 08:46:48

Yes YABU to use this board for such a stupid question. Hth.

Have you read most of AIBU?

Auspiciouspanda Mon 06-Nov-17 08:47:44

I'm a housing benefit assessor - uber are the only drivers accounts that make probable sense (time plus fuel versus fares) so I doubt any of them are declaring their earnings properly.

19lottie82 Mon 06-Nov-17 08:48:13

special mini cans aren’t any safer than Uber’s.

Baden157 Mon 06-Nov-17 08:52:21

Also great app called my taxi. Can pay by card via the app or in the cab.

PiffleandWiffle Mon 06-Nov-17 08:55:08

And be careful

Yes, because no-ones ever had any trouble with a "real" mini cab firm... hmm

Andrewofgg Mon 06-Nov-17 08:55:16

Yes. And a good thing too.

hermoninny Mon 06-Nov-17 09:07:19

Wow what a bunch of sanctimonious vipers!!

OP, yes uber works. I use it regularly as I live in London.

Don’t bother with mini cab companies if you can help it as 1. They don’t allow you to track the cars or give you the drivers details and 2. They are well known for ripping people off with unorthodox routes.

Nothing wrong with Uber’s tax accounting which doesn’t also apply to every other large company or taxi driver in the country. Ignore the self righteous people here...

paxillin Mon 06-Nov-17 09:16:05

Bloody hell, poor OP. I hope you got your Uber.

"Which chicken is best for roasting?" You shouldn't be eating chicken, it is full of C. Diff. and you are supporting an exploitative industry living off seasonal farm work. Eat moon-harvested quinoa instead. "Erm, thanks, I suppose?"

CopperHandle Mon 06-Nov-17 09:30:22

You can pay by card in black cabs in London now

Cactusjelly00 Mon 06-Nov-17 09:33:46

I have.
I do wonder if the board should be renamed.

LBOCS2 Mon 06-Nov-17 09:50:03

FWIW, 3 of our local taxi firms have all shut in the last 18mo. So there aren’t actually many alternatives to Uber at the moment in my part of London - although I assume that will change if they lose.

IHopeYouStepOnALegoPiece Mon 06-Nov-17 09:51:59

Yes, I got one this morning...whilst waiting for it my Amaxon parcel arrived and I picked up starbucks when I got out so youre nowhere near as awful as me wink

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