Be able to close the trip at a certain time before the trip

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    Daisy Ng

    This would also be useful for trips with stops along the way - if someone makes a booking after I have left my initial destination I won't be able to respond as I will be driving..

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    Poparide

    Hey Rami and Daisy, thanks for the feedback, we've added this feature request to our product log and we'll get to it, as we agree this would be a nice enhancement to our platform!

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    Jon Chesnut

    I think this is something that needs to be prioritized. Today I had a trip leaving Lake Louise at 4pm with possible stops in Banff and Canmore.

    I drove through Canmore at 4:45pm (80km from Lake Louise), then 5 minutes later a passenger was able to instant book a seat from Canmore to Calgary. Although I check for last minute bookings when I'm driving, I missed this one completely since I had already passed through the town.

    At a minimum, I'd suggest that instant bookings shouldn't be available once a trip has left the initial departure location.

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    Poparide

    Thanks, Jon. Your feedback has been added to our product log!

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    Fabio Antonio

    Yes, I have had people book trips while I am in the process of leaving the city. We need to get this fixed.

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    Poparide

    Hey everyone, we'll attempt to squeeze this feature in during the Summer; here's a suggestion on what we could do fairly quickly.

    Add a section to the "Post a trip" and "Edit trip" view that lets you automatically close the trip within x minutes (probably increments of 15 minutes) before departure.

    This would close the entire trip, so you wouldn't receive any bookings for segments of your trip as you are driving - do you think this is a reasonable approach to solving this problem?

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    Rami Khatib

    This sounds like a good solution to me. I fares really well with short trips, I think. 

    Thank you for listening to our suggestion.

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    Jon Chesnut

    That could help for sure. Seems to me that the most logical first step is simply to disable instant bookings within 30 minutes of departure. That leaves it up to the driver to accept if (s)he is able to.

    https://support.poparide.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360047543331

     

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    David Hurley

    I think having a setting to close the trip XX minutes before the trip departs would be a great short term solution. In the long term, as mentioned, it could be nice to have all instant bookings default to request to book XX minutes before departure.

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