Elizabeth Wilson is “permanently banned” by Uber. But why? There’s only one way to find out. “I’m banned by Uber — can you help me get unbanned?”
In the real world, things break. “Uber destroyed my mailbox and other tales of mayhem”
David Kresl found out the hard way that Uber’s ride scheduling window is a guideline and not a guarantee. His Uber driver arrived late to take him to the airport. And now he wants the ride-sharing service to pay for his sister-in-law’s trip to St. Martin.
For travelers such as Vicki Rosenzweig, there’s a bright line between mass transit — a bus, train or ferry — and ridesharing, carsharing and bikesharing.
“Uber isn’t public transit,” says Rosenzweig, an editor who lives in Arlington, Mass.
If you thought comparison shopping was hard with traditional travel companies, just try the sharing economy.
“One thing the sharing economy won’t share: Transparent pricing”