What nightmare stories do you have about past Uber ride? Perhaps your Uber driver took the lane and you had to drive for a couple of miles away to get an exit on the freeway. The driver could not navigate to the pickup point in time and you had to waste time and airtime calling each other back and forth.
I am sure you could go on and on listing them, but when you do find an Uber driver who is efficient, on time, knows his way through the roads, you give him (or her) five stars rating without thinking twice. You might throw in a couple of verbal thank you, for him getting you to your destination without any hassle on your part.
Well, going forward, you will have more ways to show your gratitude other than the five stars ratings and nice compliments. You could actually tip them right on the Uber app. Uber has been running a pilot program in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Houston where taxi users could tip their Uber drivers.
It seems the new Uber tipping feature is working fine, and the company has ironed out any kinks that might have been there and is now confident to roll it to more cities. No doubt, the tipping feature could warm the uneasy relationship between Uber (the company) and Uber driver (the partners).
The pair has always seen the other as unfair, with drivers saying Uber is taking too much cut on the fare paid, while Uber seeing the drivers as an ungrateful partner who doesn’t consider the cost of operating the platform. Be that as it may, if you live in any of the following cities, you can now tip your Uber driver:
|Adirondack, NY||Albany, NY||Amarillo, TX|
|Anchorage, AK||Ann Arbor, MI||Augusta, GA|
|Bakersfield, CA||Baton Rouge, LA||Beaumont, TX|
|Bellingham, WA||Bloomington, IN||Boise, ID|
|Boston, MA||Bowling Green, KY||Bozeman/Butte, MT|
|Buffalo, NY||Burlington, VT||Calgary (CAN)|
|Carbondale, Co||Charleston, SC||Cleveland, OH|
|Coastal Georgia||Coeur d’Alene, ID||Columbia, SC|
|Columbia, MO||Corpus Christi, TX||Dayton, OH|
|Delaware||Dubuque, IA||Duluth, MN|
|Eastern Idaho||Eastern North Carolina||Eastern Washington|
|Eau Claire, Wi||Edmonton (CAN)||El Paso, TX|
|Erie, PA||Fayetteville, AR||Fayetteville, NC|
|Flagstaff, AZ||Fort Collins, CO||Fort Myers-Naples, FL|
|Gallup, NM||Grand Forks, ND||Greater Maine|
|Greater Williamsport||Hampton Roads, VA||Harrisburg, PA|
|Hattiesburg, MS||Honolulu, HI||Inland Empire, CA|
|Jackson, MS||Kalispell, MT||Kauai, HI|
|Kingston, NY||Knoxville, TN||Lafayette, LA|
|Lansing, MI||Laredo, TX||Las Cruces, NM|
|Lawrence, KS||Lehigh Valley, PA||Little Rock, AK|
|London (CAN)||Los Angeles, CA||Louisville, KY|
|Madison, WI||Manhattan, KS||Maui, HI|
|Milwaukee, WI||Missoula, MT||Montgomery, AL|
|Myrtle Beach, SC||New Hampshire||New Orleans, LA|
The Uber driver tip feature is available across 121 cities, if your city is not listed above, head on to the company’s site to confirm its availability. Please note, Uber as a company does not get a cut on the tip offered to drivers.