On a recent trip to New York City, my wife and I tried an entirely new concept for us – NO TAXIS. It changed the entire experience for us. And, no, we didn’t ride the subway everywhere (although I love the subway)…we rode around the city in style for not much more than the cost of a normal taxi. I downloaded the Uber app for my iPhone and pretty much had an army of private drivers at my fingertips. The cars were much nicer than taxis, I didn’t have to deal with cash at all, and we never got stuck in a weird part of Manhattan trying to hail a cab for twenty minutes (which has happened to me more than once).
Direct from Uber’s website:
“Enjoy the private driver experience without the usual high expense:
· Set your location and request a car with one touch.
· Monitor the arrival of your car with up to the minute ETAs.
· Ride in Uber style.
· No need to pay or tip your driver: Uber stores your credit card on file, so payments (tip included) are automatic and hassle free.
· Rate the quality of your driver after the trip.”