Oh Great, Uber Drivers Have Another Way To Scam Passengers (But You May Be Able To Get This One Refunded)

Every time I experience or hear about another scam that some UBER drivers participate in, I think I’ve heard it all. So far there’s been:

And these are all things we’ve experienced or others, who also follow the seven rules of being a good Uber/Lyft passenger, have.

But nope, I haven’t heard it all yet, because I just heard of yet another scam invented by ride sharing drivers…

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Go Home, Google Maps – You’re Drunk!

When the iOS 6 of Apple Maps was released in 2012, it caught a lot of flack because it had a tendency to misdirect people. At the time, incidents like these were common:

  • The Star Tribune wrote that iOS 6 Maps directed patients to a hospital that had closed in 1985
  • The Anchorage Daily News reported that drivers trying to get to Fairbanks International Airport via Apple Maps were being directed into the path of oncoming planes (specifically onto Taxiway Bravo of the airport)
  • CNET wrote that Apple Maps was getting drivers lost in the Australian outback, 40 miles from where they were supposed to be.

Even the staff at Hackney Wick Station in east London had something to say about the early years of Apple Maps…

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So at the time, Google Maps was lauded and applauded.

Times have changed though – Apple Maps has had upgrade after upgrade and is (usually) safe to use nowadays. Google Maps, on the other hand, apparently just tore out a page from iOS 6’s handbook and said, “Hold my beer…”

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Expedia Kept Trying to Schedule An Airport Shuttle Even After Customer Was Safely Home

One of our friends visited London and endured a frustrating exchange with his Online Travel Agent in regards to a ride to the airport for his flight home. I followed along with the thread on Facebook, and after he arrived safely home, I asked and received permission to share the details.

Here’s the story:

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From Butthole Lane To Shaftesbury: Brothers Did An Epic “Rude Trip” Of England

A while back I wrote a post about towns around the world that had names which, depending on your state of mind, could sound rather adult. Some infamous examples are Blue Balls, Bird-In-Hand and Intercourse, PA. Several people who read the post reached out to me and said they would love to do a trip and get pictures with all of the signs for these towns, like Beaverlick (it’s in Kentucky) and Dicktown (that one’s in New Jersey).

Welp, 2 brothers in the U.K. had the exact same idea, and instead of just wishing about it, decided to do an epic “rude trip” (you see what I did there?) of Britain.

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