Uber Reserve is here just in time for the silly season

trending 07/12/2021

Uber's making it easier to book a ride home this festive season - with the launch of Uber Reserve.

Riders in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch can now select 'reserve' on the homepage in the latest version of the Uber app- to reserve an UberX or Uber Comfort ride up to 30 days in advance.

The best thing of all is that riders are given a locked-in upfront price – so there are no surge charges or surprises.

New tech helps Uber drivers navigate to arrive early for Reserve trips, to help ensure on-time pick-up every time. Plus there’s upfront driving matching, so riders know who has accepted the trip in advance.

Margarita Peker, Head of Rider Operations in Australia and New Zealand, said Reserve was designed to give riders and driver-partners alike added certainty. 

“After an uncertain couple of years, we know that Kiwis are excited to get out and make plans that they can rely on. Uber Reserve means you don’t need to leave anything to chance – especially when booking those important trips for things you can’t miss, or for the times when it’s just not fashionable to be late.”

What sets Uber Reserve apart: 

  • Reserve in advance: You can now reserve your ride up to 30 days in advance. 
  • Know what you’ll pay: Lock in your Reservation price when you book. No surge changes, no surprises.
  • On time pick up: Our improved technology helps Driver Partners navigate to arrive early, to ensure you’re picked up on time.
  • Ready when you are: Your ride happens on your schedule, with 5 minutes of wait time included.

Uber Reserve will be available for all users in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch by December 15. Just in time for Xmas and New Year.

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