Uber now lets you book a ride for $50 an hour

From CNET: Uber is now letting passengers use its service on an hourly basis. The ride-hailing company announced Friday a new feature called "hourly booking" that lets people schedule a trip for $50 per hour for up to seven hours at a time.

Typically, people hail an Uber when they need to get from one place to another. But Uber says with hourly booking, customers can do several errands or take an excursion. There are some caveats, like no rides to and from airports and no trips outside of a city service area.

"We're launching Hourly to provide riders a more convenient way to get things done," Niraj Patel, Uber's director of rider operations, said in a statement. "And to provide an additional earnings opportunity for drivers as we move forward in this 'new normal.'"

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