seems the offer has now been withdrawn according to news reports this morning!
I thought it was strange at the time, given Uber is not legal in many states in Australia. Virgin says the offer was not applicable to UberX (the illegal bit).
Well that didn't last long;
Virgin Australia backflips on Uber partnership after criticism
I wonder how many taxi drivers made a song and dance on social media?
In Brisbane and i suspect else where around aus they are running ad's on the radio's stating ride sharing is illegal blah blah and could be criminals as drivers, and only use offical registered taxis
Neil Ford and his Yellow cab operation in Brisbane (who I'd bet my first born will be the ones funding those radio ads) deserve everything that is going to come down on them in bucket loads .......The very rapid decline in driver skills / knowledge / vetting and vehicle presentation / cleanliness / soundness of Yellow cabs is ongoing at a rate of knots IMO.
Their 'Silver Service' operation is good and I use that fairly often for very early morning 'home to airport' runs, using the same driver / vehicle regularly (but of course there is premium fee attached).
But their run off the mill Yellow cabs standards have just fallen so much in the past 4 to 5 years from a fairly decent base cab standard in the past.
It's now a last resort to get in a Yellow cab in Brisbane for me.
Perhaps Mr. Ford and his crew could better spend their money improving there own operations standards as opposed to putting ads on the radio bagging the new kid on the block.
What is it they say ...... "you reap what you sow" ?
well said! I only disagree with your comments on Silver Service. Maybe you have been lucky or I have been unlucky but in many cases of have not found the cars or drivers to be much better and certainty not a premium service level