'HANG YOUR HEAD IN SHAME' Woman angered as 2 mile Uber trip quoted at nearly 4 times its usual price
A woman has been left angered and called for ride-hailing firm Uber to 'hang your head in shame', after she says a trip was quoted at nearly 4 times its usual price.
The lady took to social media to highlight the increased fare for the 2 mile journey.
Along with posting a screenshot of the quote, the lady wrote: "Hang your head in shame Uber. A 2 mile journey which usually costs £7-8. Thank god for Freenow."
The image posted on her Twitter account shows the journey to be quoted at £30.82 for an UberX, £36.77 for an UberComfort, and £38.62 for an UberXL.
Jamie Heywood, Uber's General Manager for Northern Ireland and Eastern Europe, told TaxiPoint: "There has been a huge spike in people taking Ubers since the end of lockdown, and in many cities we are now seeing demand 20-40% higher than it was before the pandemic.
"This does mean that at the moment some riders are waiting a little longer in busy areas during peak times."