On our last trip to Canada, we used Uber to get to and from the Airport in Washington. Normally we use the taxi service affiliated with the airport called "Washington Flyer". We live in a suburban development about 10 miles from the airport.
- The app worked as advertised. I requested a taxi about 15 mins before we needed it, I got an acknowledgement in about 15 secs, and the car showed up at our door.
- The cars and drivers were fine - car was clean, the driver used the app to navigate but also asked if I wanted to go a particular way.
- The cost was about 30% less than the standard fare to and from the airport.
- I requested a car on our return when I got the bags off the airport baggage carousel. The driver immediately phoned to find out where to pick us up and he arrived about 2 minutes after we reached the pickup point.
So Uber really does work in suburban Northern Virginia.