Uber may owe you cash for charging airport charges

Uber might owe you money for charging airport fees

Should you’ve taken an Uber journey to a Californian airport and obtained hit with a shock payment, you may be owed some money. Uber has agreed to pay a settlemement in a category motion lawsuit that accuses it of charging an “airport charge toll” years earlier than it was legally required (final November), letting drivers pocket the additional funds. The transfer will dish out $1.eight million between as many as 355,000 affected passengers. That is not a lot in apply — simply over $5, if everybody is roofed — nevertheless it’s welcome in the event you felt burned on that journey to LAX.

The settlement does not quantity to an request for forgiveness, and the case continues to be ongoing. No matter occurs, the lawsuit might function a deterrent towards these types of arbitrary charges sooner or later. Hopefully, Uber and different ridesharing corporations shall be extra more likely to wait till officers truly ask for cash earlier than they begin climbing your fares.

[Image credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images]

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