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On a recent trip to Mexico, I decided once I landed in Cancun, that I would take Uber to my hotel instead of paying for an overpriced cab. Well technically Uber isn’t allowed to pick up at Cancun, there are several airport hotels near by and there’s nothing against getting an Uber from one of them.
Once at a near by airport hotel I pulled up the app, and requested the Uber from my app. When the Uber pulled up, the driver spoke nearly any English, however he kept saying “gasolina”.
Sure enough, he meant that his gas tank was nearly empty and we’d need to stop for gas. Granted this is uberX with the rates being based on both time and distance, so not only would I be stopping for gas, this could cause extra time which I’d be charged for.
However once at the gas station, it was clear that not only was the car in dire need of gas, the driver fully expected me to help out with the price of gas. Well, we’ve heard about Uber drivers wanting tips, I’ve never heard of a passenger having to pay for gas.
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Have you ever taken Uber in Mexico? Have you had a similar experience?
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