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Scheduling Rides With Uber is a Thing Now

Uber is facing some tough competition in the ride-sharing world from Lyft, so in order to stay current, the company debuted its Scheduled Rides feature yesterday. This is all due to Lyft recently announcing it would start testing ride-pre-ordering in the San Francisco area.

Before you get excited and check your Uber app for the latest update, you should know Uber is currently only offering priority access to riders with Business Profiles and riders who link to their company’s Uber for Business Account. It should also be noted the Scheduled Rides feature was launched in Seattle and will become available in more of the popular business-travel cities in the next few months.

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Scheduled Rides will allow users to schedule rides 30 minutes to 30 days in advance. This will be helpful for a lot of people especially when it comes to needing transportation to and from the airport and if you’re arriving and departing either late at night or early in the morning.

If you are not located in the Seattle area, you can still test out Scheduled Rides by going to  action.uber.org/scheduled-rides and signing up. If you’re a business owner, according to Uber, you can create an Uber for Business account to get early access to Scheduled Rides for your entire company.

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Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.