Uber Accidentally Charges A Rider $20000 For A 20 Minute Ride

NATION-NOW     Uber wraps six months of trying to make drivers happy. Are they?     
       Uber wraps six months of trying to make drivers happy. Are they

NATION-NOW Uber wraps six months of trying to make drivers happy. Are they? Uber wraps six months of trying to make drivers happy. Are they

Anyone familiar with surge pricing knows how prices can shoot up with app-based cab providers.

An Uber rider in downtown Toronto was charged 18,518 Canadian dollars, or about 14,378 American dollars, on Friday for a ride that was five miles and 21 minutes long.

While he didn't say Uber's name outright, Lyft has used its treatment of drivers and passengers as a key differentiator from its competitor, which has had stories of a culture of sexual harassment - and most recently, a major security breach - come to light.

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Ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft apologized for spiking fare prices after the explosion Monday in a Port Authority station, and promised to refund customers.

She wrote: "My friend was charged 18K for a 20 Min ride (!), and they are sticking to it". However, when he arrived at his destination, the trip charges showed 18,518.50 Canadian dollars as bill, CNET reported. "We have safeguards in place to help prevent something like this from happening, and we are working to understand how this occurred", an Uber spokeswoman told Slate. "There was an error here and it has been resolved".

Bangladeshi national Akayed Ullah, 27, who is a cab driver from Brooklyn, set off the homemade pipe bomb device prematurely while walking through the subway transit tunnel between the terminal and Penn Station.

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Neither company said how many customers were affected.

Lyft said in a November blog post that it had been looking at growing internationally for some time.

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