Uber now allows multiple destinations

Late last week, Uber introduced a new function in their app: you can now add up to two extra stops on your route to pick up friends at multiple destinations.

This could be convenient when you need to pick up a couple of people. You can still split the fare, though only the full fare (you can’t split from a specific pick up point). To add multiple destinations, just hit the plus button as shown in the picture below before or during your ride.

I wondered if you could set multiple stops in order to run an errand or two. For example, say you need to stop at a store to pick up milk on your way home. I pulled up the app to see what this looks like and it reminded me to keep stops to 3 minutes or less — so it might be possible if you know your added stop won’t have a long line, but I think it’s mostly intended for picking up extra passengers.

Bottom line

This is a useful change. I could see this being very useful in situations where you either need to make a quick stop or need to pick up a friend en route to your destination. I’m not sure how the multiple stops affect pricing, but I think this adds some convenience to the ride-sharing app.

H/T: Thrifty Traveler

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Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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