The new service allows passengers to travel with their pets, with prices starting at £2
Uber is launching a new travel service that will allow passengers to book trips with their pets.
Previously, it was at the discretion of the individual driver whether to allow a passenger to take an animal with them.
Customers are now matched to drivers who are eligible and willing to transport them and their pet when booking.
Passengers traveling with a service animal can continue to use regular Uber options.
When does the service start?
The minicab app company confirmed that Uber Pet Journeys will be available in the UK from Tuesday, April 26th.
Andrew Brem, General Manager at Uber UK, said: “We are delighted to launch Uber Pet in the UK and to offer our riders even more convenient travel options.
“Now that Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, it’s the perfect time for new pets to be back out and about with you, no matter what your plans are.”
How much will it cost?
Pet service rates differ depending on where you live in the UK, with those in the capital paying a higher price.
Travelers using Uber Pet rides in London pay a surcharge of £3.20, while fares outside the capital incur a surcharge of £2.
The company has announced it will donate £1 from every Uber Pet fare to the charity All Dogs Matter.
The launch comes after Uber Eats announced it will launch a series of restaurant acquisitions this week to offer free meals to delivery drivers and couriers who are fasting during Ramadan.
The pop-up restaurants offer Uber Eats couriers and drivers the opportunity to dine there, as well as free takeaway service for other delivery drivers who observe Ramadan, regardless of which food delivery service they work for.
The “Sundown Spots” will open in London, Manchester and Birmingham from April 25th to 27th.
Uber Eats is also offering a 50% discount on all initial grocery orders placed during Ramadan with the code SUNDOWN50 for those hosting iftar dinners at home.
For every halal meal ordered through Uber Eats during Ramadan, the meal-ordering platform donates a halal meal to its food distribution partner, City Harvest, which works with local Muslim charities and food banks to ensure it reaches as many people goes as well as possible. nourished during the Holy Month.